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The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Joseph W. Campbell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Order and the Other is a call to reexamine the relationship between dystopian literature and science fiction by thinking about the work that each genre does on and for the reader. The author ... More


Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Lucas Hollister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beyond Return examines how popular literary forms have been politicized or could be productively repoliticized in the literary period that we have called the contemporary (roughly: since 1980). In ... More


Dystopia and Poetic Vision in L’Homme qui rit

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 3 looks at L’Homme qui rit (1869), a work set in late- and post-Restoration England that, like Les Travailleurs de la mer, reveals Hugo’s extraordinary rhetorical and visionary powers. The ... More


Key Credits and Synopsis

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the key credits and synopsis of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). RoboCop takes place in a dystopian future, where Detroit is a city ridden with crime and on the verge of ... More


Introduction

Joseph W. Campbell

in The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction of the book sets up the idea that genres are like tools, and they can be used to do certain work on and for the reader. It sets up the argument that dystopian works have different ... More


Tale II: Commute

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2 narrates the personal meanderings and wanderings and descriptions of billboards advertising massive real-estate projects of compounds and gated communities along the commute to the Eastern ... More


“The Treatment for Stirrings”: Dystopian Literature for Adolescents

Joseph W. Campbell

in The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 gives a history of the utopian/dystopian genre of works over time. This chapter also gives a sampling of theoretical approaches that have been used to study these texts. It specifically ... More


“Signs of Life”: Considerations for the Future of the Genres and Their Critique

Joseph W. Campbell

in The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 specifically discusses the boom in YA dystopian works that occurred in the 2000s and asks what we are to do now that this boom has come to its end. It briefly touches on current approaches ... More


Apocalypse and Post-History (Antoine Volodine)

Lucas Hollister

in Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the work of Antoine Volodine, which represents one of the most radical attempts to situate a literary project outside of any inscription in literary history, national or ... More


Reconstructing Modernism: British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Ashley Maher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816485
eISBN:
9780191853708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Reconstructing Modernism establishes for the first time the centrality of modernist buildings and architectural periodicals to British mid-century literature. Drawing upon a wealth of previously ... More


Epilogue: Presentist Dystopias or the Case for Environmental Humanities

Anne Fuchs

in Precarious Times: Temporality and History in Modern German Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501735103
eISBN:
9781501734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735103.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This epilogue connects the analysis of time and temporality with a broader perspective on the future direction of the humanities. In 2017, the renowned German writer Juli Zeh published Leere Herzen ... More


Introduction: ‘History Really is Gone’

Andrew Nette

in Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Rollerball, the 1975 dystopian science fiction film of Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison. Rollerball was based on a short story in ... More


Towards Rollerball

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the origins of Rollerball (1975) in the context of science-fiction cinema in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, when the genre began a move to the centre of the ... More


Making Rollerball

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the making of Rollerball (1975). It starts with an overview of the cast and crew and the filming locations, principally Munich, West Germany, where Norman Jewison shot the ... More


Dystopian Narratives and Legal Imagination: Tales of Noir Cities and Dark Law

Shulamit Almog

in Law and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on two cinematic narratives: Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965) and Ridley Scot's Blade Runner (1982). Both films relate to dystopias generated by human decision-making, reveal ... More


Exploring the Genre Conventions of the YA Dystopian Trilogy as Twenty-First-Century Utopian Dreaming

Rebekah Fitzsimmons

in Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827135
eISBN:
9781496827180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the popular format of the YA dystopian trilogy and, by considering the trilogy as a unified text, outlines the plot patterns and other genre conventions apparent in this popular ... More


Base but See It

Martyn Conterio

in Mad Max

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of George Miller's Mad Max (1979). Mad Max is a freak picture with a fetish for fast-moving machines and the white-knuckle buzz of action cinema. It is ... More


Give ‘Em Back Their Heroes

Martyn Conterio

in Mad Max: Constellations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the development of George Miller's Mad Max (1979). The first iteration of Mad Max did not involve a cops-and-robbers setup; nor the bleak dystopian future setting or car ... More


Setting Tales upon the Truth: Three Go Back, The Lost Trumpet and Gay Hunter

William K. Malcolm

in Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While Mitchell was offhand about his imaginative romances, they are viewed here as more than just potboilers whose brand of utopian idealism was designed to garner widespread popularity. On the ... More


Fahrenheit 451 in Contexts

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and its dystopian contexts. The novel widely is recognized as a classic among postwar American dystopias. It belongs in that body of science ... More


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