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Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The literary lineage of postapocalyptic fiction — stories set after civilization's destruction — is a long one, spanning the biblical tale of Noah and Hesiod's Works and Days to the works of Mary ... More


Mad Max

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mad Max (1979) is a freak picture. Too classy and well-crafted to be lumped in with low-budget Ozploitation titles, yet completely unlike other films made during the 1970s Australian New Wave, George ... More


Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035468
eISBN:
9780813038155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Amazon to the windswept lands of Tierra del Fuego, this book discusses natural settings within contemporary Latin American novels as they depict key moments ... More


Introduction: Postapocalyptic Pastoral

Mark Payne

in Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on postapocalyptic fiction, which imagine the life that human beings might lead after the apocalyptic event has passed. It references large-scale works of literary fiction that ... More


The Persistence of Memory

Mark Payne

in Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys the return of historical forms of life in postapocalyptic fiction after Mary Shelley's The Last Man. It includes simple agrarianism and foraging and hunting and gathering that ... More


Survivalist Anthropology

Mark Payne

in Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at postapocalyptic fiction that brackets the direct, immediately productive relationship between occupation and mentation. It explains how postapocalyptic fiction posits the need ... More


Conclusion: Landscape with Figures

Mark Payne

in Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates the ontology of what is being poised between fiction, theory, and historical existence, and what affordances for thinking it offers. It explores the meaning of thinking with ... More


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