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Metaregionalism: The Global Pacific Northwest

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the metaregional dimensions of the Pacific Northwest and the ways in which its very inscription as a region elucidates the fraught and contested relation between text and place ... More


Experts Without Institutions: New Left Professionalism in Marge Piercy and Ursula K. Le Guin

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the New Left Movement, focusing on the contradiction within its vision, and examining two works supporting its ideals. The New Left is a movement of young professionals who ... More


Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Robert M. Philmus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a literary analysis of science fiction writing. It critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre — including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel ... More


: Dreams of Freedom: Piercy, Le Guin, and the Future of Utopia

Chris Ferns

in Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the utopian fiction of Marge Piercy and Ursula Le Guin, and reflects on the contemporary trends in both utopian fiction and utopian studies addressed in the Introduction. Like ... More


The Sun Also Sets: Anthropology at the End of Empire in Ursula Le Guin and Laura Bohannan

Tim Watson

in Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

It was in anthropological fiction that the challenges to the discipline of anthropology in the 1950s were most visibly registered, in terms of anthropology’s complicity with imperialism and its ... More


Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Warren Rochelle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, which explores the use of imaginative literature as persuasion, focusing on the science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and her rhetorical use of myth, concludes that Le Guin (like Emerson, ... More


No Man’s Land: Feminised Landscapes in the Utopian Fiction of Ursula Le Guin

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, Jones reviews various texts by Ursula Le Guin, including Always Coming Home, The Dispossessed, The Word for World is Forest, The Left Hand of Darkness, and Sur. Jones draws attention ... More


Electric Cars, Autoduelling, and Bike Shares in the New Wave

Jeremy Withers

in Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621754
eISBN:
9781800341357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three focuses on works from the New Wave era (c. 1960-1975) by Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, and Ernest Callenbach. The primary goal of the chapter will be to highlight how some science ... More


The Word for World Is Forest: Metaphor and Empire in Science Fiction

in Science Fiction and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310249
eISBN:
9781846314018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314018.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses that metaphors in science fiction become the ‘basis for a modern oppression’, as stated by George Lakoff and Mark Turner. This claim is then supported by examining Ursula Le ... More


Republic

Mark Storey

in Time and Antiquity in American Empire: Roma Redux

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871507
eISBN:
9780191914409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is the first of two “foundations” that form the second part of the book. Starting with an analysis of the analogies drawn between Donald Trump and Roman emperors across the mediascape of ... More


Walking Away: Lessons from “Omelas”

Saira Mohamed and Melissa Murray

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Chapter 12 explores Ursula K. Le Guin’s famous 1973 science-fiction short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” which describes a picturesque utopian paradise and the dystopian bargain ... More


Year Zero Art: A Lost Generation Finds Its Voice in The Female Man

Gwyneth Jones

in Joanna Russ

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042638
eISBN:
9780252051487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“Year Zero Art” situates Second Wave feminism in the context of the “domestic revival” decreed by Cold War politics; examines historical female-ordered utopias, and provides a close reading of the ... More


Psychoanalytic psychology

Gavin Miller

in Science Fiction and Psychology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620603
eISBN:
9781789623758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620603.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with science fiction’s use of proto-psychoanalytic wisdom inspired by Nietzsche. Texts such as H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) and The Croquet Player (1936), John ... More


Feminist Bunker Fantasies

David L. Pike

in Cold War Space and Culture in the 1960s and 1980s: The Bunkered Decades

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192846167
eISBN:
9780191938528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846167.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Feminist science fiction emerged during the late 1970s as a creative and political force, with the nuclear condition as a core element of this new form and its new approach to science fiction. ... More


Saving the Family? Children's Fiction

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1976, Thomas M. Disch described science fiction as a branch of children's literature because of its intellectual, emotional and moral limitations. Science fiction authors such as Robert A. ... More


The Ones Who Walk Away to Stay and Fight

Philip Gamaghelyan

in Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780197632819
eISBN:
9780197632857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197632819.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, Security Studies

This chapter explores another angle to the challenges of leadership and activism. Drawing on the work of science fiction authors Ursula K. Le Guin and N. K. Jemisin, who have long engaged with ... More


Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Tim Watson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing argues that the period of decolonization in Britain, the United States, France, and the Caribbean was characterized by dynamic exchanges between ... More


Behaviourism and social constructionism

Gavin Miller

in Science Fiction and Psychology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620603
eISBN:
9781789623758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620603.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores science fiction’s deployment of behaviourism and social constructionism, which insist on the malleability of human psychology. B.F. Skinner’s near-future utopia. Walden Two ... More


Self-Reproducing Movements and the Enduring Challenge of Materialist Feminism

Wanda Vrasti

in Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190204235
eISBN:
9780190204266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204235.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

What was the utopian vision of the Occupy movement that swept the world in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (GFC)? More generally, what types of utopias can be imagined today, and which ... More


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