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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... explored the possibilities of the comic, which presents its own limitations and ethical problems. This article argues that Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake moves past these limitations of genre and tone through engagements with the more complicated tragicomic sensibility of Samuel Beckett. The tragicomic...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... relationship with science fiction, both because global climatic disaster is now encroaching on the very present and because it draws heavily on actual climate science for its fiction making. Margaret Atwood, for example, has taken pains to refuse the science fiction label for her cli-fi Oryx and Crake trilogy...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: 116, 157 aestheticism, I: 196 Atwood, Margaret affect, I: 297; II: 387, 451, 490, 511; III: 18, Oryx and Crake, I: 349 65 Auerbach, Erich, III: 1 African American novel, II: 361, 437; III: Mimesis, I: 183, 261 47...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Atwood Margaret . “ The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake ‘in Context.’ ” PMLA 119 . 3 ( 2004 ): 513 – 17 . Forster E. M. Aspects of the Novel . New York : Harcourt, Brace , 1927 . Gallagher Catherine . “ The Rise of Fictionality .” History, Geography and Culture . Vol...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., including Blade Runner, Coma, Never Let Me Go, Oryx and Crake, The Island, Gattaca, the X-Men trilogy, and Children of Men, that raise bioethical questions about genetic research, surrogacy, and transplant surgery gone awry.1 The fantastic—or comic—narrative of a pregnant man becomes one among...