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Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice

Steve Vanderheiden

in Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195334609
eISBN:
9780199868759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the extension of egalitarian justice theory to relations between generations (or intergenerational justice), as climate change likewise has effects upon future generations that ... More


Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

K. M. Jaszczolt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The book offers an original theory of meaning in discourse that combines a dynamic representation of discourse with an intentional explanation of processing. It contains an exposition of a theory of ... More


Introduction: aims, theory, and method

Theodore Markopoulos

in The Future in Greek: From Ancient to Medieval

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539857
eISBN:
9780191716317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539857.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

The investigation of the future‐referring constructions follows the functional–typological framework of grammaticalization. This first chapter discusses some basic principles of the framework, and ... More


Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Alexis Lothian

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Old Futures traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media. Centering ... More


Eros in the Age of Technical Reproductibility: Socrates, Plato, and the Erotics of Filiation

Ika Willis

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Derrida's queer deconstruction of the father/son ‘couple’ Socrates and plato in the ‘Envois’ section of The Post Card. It argues that ‘Envois’ shows how the relationship with ... More


Epilogue: Queer Geek Politics after the Future

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Old Futures ends with a short epilogue that considers how the role of speculative futures in political discourse and popular culture have shifted over the period when the book was researched and ... More


The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Eric Downing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores connections between the practices of reading and magic during the realist and modernist periods in German literature and thought, with a particular focus on divination. Divination, ... More


The Prophetic Stance

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses Wordsworth and his stance as a prophet, despite futurity not being in the direction of his deepest poetic intuition. This prophetic stance rather than the stance of the artist ... More


Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Simon Palfrey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Poor Tom offers a new model of Shakespearean life, and a new reading of King Lear. It is arranged in two interweaving modes: first, moment by moment analyses of the Edgar-part’s scenes; second, ... More


African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, ... More


Futurity in Phenomenology: Promise and Method in Husserl, Levinas, and Derrida

Neal DeRoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244645
eISBN:
9780823252749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244645.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The future figures prominently in much phenomenological work, but the methodological significance of the future for the discipline of phenomenology is rarely (if ever) the subject of direct inquiry. ... More


Recovering Futurity: Theorizing the End and the End of Theory

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the co-dependence of people's conceptions of end and of beginning. To comprehend the beginning, one must think of it from the perspective of futurity, from the perspective, ... More


A Fantastic Voyage: Mapping Salvador Dalí’s Science Fiction World of Tomorrow

Julia Pine

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter maps a journey into the history and nature of Salvador Dalí’s involvement with science fiction and ‘futurism’ (the pseudo-science, not the avant-garde movement). It proposes that Dalí ... More


The optimist: alternatives in the here and now

Stephen Greer

in Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reading against futural accounts of utopia in the work of Jill Dolan and Jose Esteban Muñoz, this chapter examines the significance of solo works which emphasise the ‘here and now’ as a space of ... More


Introduction: The Future’s Queer Histories

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter unpacks what is at stake in Old Futures’ identification of a queer cultural politics for speculative fiction, in terms of both of queer studies’ approaches to time and scholarship on ... More


Utopian Interventions to the Reproduction of Empire

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The first chapter of part 1 (A History of No Future: Feminism, Eugenics, and Reproductive Imaginaries), argues that distinctions between queer and straight time are not always uncomplicated or ... More


Caduceus

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is about science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novel Dr. Futurity, which entitles the medical profession to raise the healing snake emblem above all other totems in an alternate future ... More


The Filmic Commune

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The author's aim in this chapter is to examine the afterlife of this complex articulation of confusion, melancholy, and futurity in what are arguably the two most notable films in a surprisingly thin ... More


Introduction: Future, Heteronomy, Invention

James J. Bono, Tim Dean, and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter reflects on the future of the humanities with the help of an interdisciplinary group of renowned theorists and scholars including Deleuze, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Kristeva, ... More


An Impossible Embrace: Queerness, Futurity, and the Death Drive

Tim Dean

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the death drive can also be a force of invention and creation rather than a will to destruction. The emphasis on the creative yet impersonal agency of the drive contests the ... More


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