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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ursula K. Heise This essay examines the convergence of the science-fiction motif of terraforming with current discussions of the Anthropocene. In the process, it outlines a vision of the city, not as the antithesis to nature or a biological wasteland but as itself a form of nature. This vision...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... thematic concerns and formal structures, especially its concern with point of view and language, make this novel a global fiction of sorts. The novel's often criticized science fiction elements in particular can be elucidated, I argue, by Ulrich Beck's utopian observation that “it is the future...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... specialized language, closed social spaces, and charismatic leadership—has its origins in antitotalitarian political science, fiction, sociology, and psychology. Mitchell and Haruki Murakami (discussed briefly) both question how this Cold War legacy has shaped our understandings of individual agency, and both...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Thinks … (2002) transform this problem of qualia into a formal problem of narrative style. Finally, this article shows that such conceptual transactions between cognitive science and contemporary literature move in both directions. While recent fiction has integrated the discourses and problems posed...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Critical Dystopias of Katharine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.” Future Females, the Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism . Ed. Barr Marleen S. . Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield , 2000 . 13 – 34 . ———. “‘A Useful Knowledge...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . Science Fiction Studies 2 . 1 ( 1975 ) < http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/5/lem5art.htm >. Rickels Laurence A. Nazi Psychoanalysis , vol. 3 , Psy Fi . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2002 . Lost in the Labyrinth Laurence A. Rickels, I Think...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that are themselves definitive of reality” (780). Rather than subverting science’s capacity to represent reality, showmanship with spectacular machines helped make scientific knowledge real. The performative dimension of Fielding’s fiction, and Tom Jones in particular, likewise needs to be understood...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Steve Nathaniel Abstract This article describes Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with acoustics and its relationship both to her writing process and to the development of sensibility that she narrativizes in The Waves . It situates Woolf's theoretical and fictional models of listening with respect...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Gage McWeeny The oblique interrelations of characters through complex social networks—the Empire of the Little which so much occupies mid-nineteenth-century realism—constituted for fiction a “new social continent,” as Fredric Jameson has suggested. But this continent has more than one discoverer...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... in “The Trials of Arabella,” Briony’s juvenile drama. Immodesty and Science in Saturday Atonement, because it focuses on Briony and on the epistemological immodesty concealed in certain conceptualizations of art and fiction, is an important coun- terpoint to Saturday.6 Banville’s...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... novel form around the attractions and reactions that organized social and psychological life in his city. Victorian sciences—particularly the work of George Henry Lewes and Charles Darwin—were turning to “net-work” to describe the plastic processes underpinning biological life. Dickens's fiction used...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... In retrospect, the novel's experimentalism can be seen as the first, false step in a journey of reinvention whose ultimate destination was science fiction, the genre that would dominate her output through the 1970s and early 1980s. The key reason for this has been missed. The Golden Notebook' s struggle...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... is both a philosophical and an aesthetic move, one with significant ramifications for theories of race and genre. In The Metamorphoses of Science Fiction (1979), Darko Suvin defines paraliterature as “the popular, ‘low,’ or plebeian literary production of various times, particularly since...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... African fiction genre fiction postcolonial fiction science fiction smart cities urban studies Something has happened to postcolonial fiction. Recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... realism science fiction Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has sparked skirmishes and even outright bloodbaths about everything from spreadsheets to hidden “fudge factors” to the virtues of replacing income tax with a levy on assets. His views on Jane Austen have attracted...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of apocalyptic social breakdown precipitated by extreme weather, sea-level rise, and hellfire temperatures. Science fiction has been fascinated by apocalyptic scenarios for many decades, with nuclear Armageddon and epidemic disease among the favored tropes of mass destruction. But the new ‘‘cli has an uneasy...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as an anthropomorphic project, the medium of human progress, with the erosion of the social-democratic nation state as basis for an alternative politics to neoliberal capitalism in the shadow of global environmental catastrophe. bildungsroman historical novel Georg Lukács Fredric Jameson science fiction...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... the value of a transcendent con- sciousness, which sees hopeful possibility in the deadliest of seemingly arrested states. Butler has stressed that "I don't write utopian science fiction because I don't believe that imperfect humans can form a perfect society" (qtd. in Beal14). Nonetheless, in its...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
...”—the science of the excerpt is to find the right passage of text to produce a series of affects identical in nature, if abbreviated in time, to the series of affects the novel under consideration produces. Unlike the censorious critics interested only in the moral effects of fiction or the lazy critics...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., then, is to handle this withdrawal of J. from before our eyes—and the novel is teaching us how. Copyright © 2019 by Ezra Dan Feldman 2019 form description metafiction ontography ontology science and technology studies Metafictions—fictions that comment explicitly or formally on the shape...