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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

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ISBN 13 : 0199838844
Pages : 641 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Rob Latham and published by Oxford Handbooks. This book was released on 2014 with total page 641 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since itsinception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology.The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and itsrelationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television tovideogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important(sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on theworld, from the Enlightenment to the present day.


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The Oxford Handbook of New Science Fiction Cinemas

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Download The Oxford Handbook of New Science Fiction Cinemas PDF Format Full Free by J. P. Telotte and published by . This book was released on 2023 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of New Science Fiction Cinemas provides novel insight into the rapidly developing genre of science fiction. In contemporary film, science fiction is a key locus both for displaying and for imaginatively addressing social and cultural issues. Today, popular modes of this cinema have transformed the nature of the genre, directly incorporating pressing concerns about racial tensions, the environment, and gender inequality, among other cultural and social issues. This volume defines these new modes as slant forms of science fiction, changing a genre most often associated with the icons of science and technology into a substantially new range of science fiction cinemas. This handbook presents two groups of essays, both of which explore what these new science fiction cinemas address and how viewers can better navigate these films. The first group of essays provides a contextual and historical definition for a selection of slant types, featuring analyses of examples such as Afrofuturism, biopunk cinema, feminist science fiction, heterotopic spaces, and superhero cinema. The second group offers a broader theoretical vantage on some of the critical and revolutionary slants informing contemporary science fiction, including topics like bioethics, cult behaviors, gender and queer theory, and posthumanism. From exploring new theoretical approaches to highlighting new cultural attitudes, this volume presents the science fiction cinema not only as a flexible and adaptable process, but also as a reflection of contemporary culture's own evolution.


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Download The Oxford Handbook of New Science Fiction Cinemas PDF Format Full Free by J. P. Telotte and published by . This book was released on 2023 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "For the contemporary film audience, science fiction has become a key locus for displaying-and imaginatively addressing-its most pressing concerns. Those concerns increasingly surface not just as displaced subjects, injected into conventional sf narratives, but as inflections in the very nature of the genre. We might describe these issues that bulk so large in our everyday world as angling into the world of science and technology, becoming a kind of slant presence in the genre, and in the process altering the thrust of our sf films and other screen media, resulting in what seems like a proliferation of sub-genre labels that mark off a substantially "new" group of sf cinemas. These cinemas challenge us to view or "read" them differently, from perspectives that are just coming into focus. Through an introductory overview and series of articles on various of these contemporary "slants" and the theories that drive them, this volume offers a guide to both what the new sf cinemas are about and how we have come to think about or "read" them differently. In the process, it also links these fragments of the constantly growing sf supertext to our changing sense of how genres function as a process, marked by consistent growth and evolution, and discussed in ways that reflect contemporary culture's own constant changes"--


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Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

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ISBN 13 : 0190695269
Pages : 161 pages
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Download Animating the Science Fiction Imagination PDF Format Full Free by J. P. Telotte and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Animation, Science Fiction, and the Modernist Spirit -- Chapter 2: Flights of Fantasy -- Chapter 3: Robots and Artificial Beings -- Chapter 4: Alien Visions -- Chapter 5: Inventions, Modern Marvels, and Mad Scientists -- Postscript: New SF Images for a Postwar World -- A Select Filmography of Science Fiction Animation -- A Science Fiction Animation Bibliography


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The Cambridge History of Science Fiction

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Download The Cambridge History of Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Gerry Canavan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first science fiction course in the American academy was held in the early 1950s. In the sixty years since, science fiction has become a recognized and established literary genre with a significant and growing body of scholarship. The Cambridge History of Science Fiction is a landmark volume as the first authoritative history of the genre. Over forty contributors with diverse and complementary specialties present a history of science fiction across national and genre boundaries, and trace its intellectual and creative roots in the philosophical and fantastic narratives of the ancient past. Science fiction as a literary genre is the central focus of the volume, but fundamental to its story is its non-literary cultural manifestations and influence. Coverage thus includes transmedia manifestations as an integral part of the genre's history, including not only short stories and novels, but also film, art, architecture, music, comics, and interactive media.


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Equipping Space Cadets

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ISBN 13 : 1496839005
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Equipping Space Cadets PDF Format Full Free by Emily Midkiff and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Equipping Space Cadets: Primary Science Fiction for Young Children argues for the benefits and potential of “primary science fiction,” or science fiction for children under twelve years old. Science fiction for children is often disregarded due to common misconceptions of childhood. When children are culturally portrayed as natural and simple, they seem like a poor audience for the complex scientific questions brought up by the best science fiction. The books and the children who read them tell another story. Using three empirical studies and over 350 children’s books including If I Had a Robot Dog, Bugs in Space, and Commander Toad in Space, Equipping Space Cadets presents interdisciplinary evidence that science fiction and children are compatible after all. Primary science fiction literature includes many high-quality books that cleverly utilize the features of children’s literature formats in order to fit large science fiction questions into small packages. In the best of these books, authors make science fiction questions accessible and relevant to children of various reading levels and from diverse backgrounds and identities. Equipping Space Cadets does not stop with literary analysis, but also presents the voices of real children and practitioners. The book features three studies: a survey of teachers and librarians, quantitative analysis of lending records from school libraries across the United States, and coded read-aloud sessions with elementary school students. The results reveal how children are interested in and capable of reading science fiction, but it is the adults, including the most well-intentioned librarians and teachers, who hinder children's engagement with the genre due to their own preconceptions about the genre and children.


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American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010

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ISBN 13 : 1108548652
Pages : 414 pages
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Download American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 PDF Format Full Free by Rachel Greenwald Smith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 illuminates the dynamic transformations that occurred in American literary culture during the first decade of the twenty-first century. The volume is the first major critical collection to address the literature of the 2000s, a decade that saw dramatic changes in digital technology, economics, world affairs, and environmental awareness. Beginning with an introduction that takes stock of the period's major historical, cultural, and literary movements, the volume features accessible essays on a wide range of topics, including genre fiction, the treatment of social networking in literature, climate change fiction, the ascendency of Amazon and online booksellers, 9/11 literature, finance and literature, and the rise of prestige television. Mapping the literary culture of a decade of promise and threat, American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 provides an invaluable resource on twenty-first century American literature for general readers, students, and scholars alike.


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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures

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ISBN 13 : 0199383316
Pages : 953 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures PDF Format Full Free by Carlos Rojas and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 953 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abstract: Rather than attempt to offer a definition of modern Chinese literature or provide a comprehensive survey of all that the category might entail, this volume instead uses a series of strategic interventions to illustrate the structural conditions out of which modern Chinese literature has emerged, how it is viewed, and how it may be interpreted. Our goal, in other words, is to showcase a set of methodologies that one may use to approach modern Chinese literature, while in the process offering different ways of reassessing what modern Chinese literature is in the first place. We contend that modern Chinese literature is not a static category but rather it is a dynamic entity whose significance and limits are continually being reshaped through the process of interpretation itself. Similarly, modern Chinese literature is not a singular, unitary category, but rather a plurality of overlapping categories--of modern Chinese literatures. Divided into three parts, on "structure," "taxonomy," and "methodology," this volume contains 46 original articles that examine unfamiliar texts and literary phenomena and offer new perspectives on more familiar ones


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Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed

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ISBN 13 : 1441102817
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed PDF Format Full Free by Sherryl Vint and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-03-13 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its beginnings in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne to the virtual worlds of William Gibson's Neuromancer and The Matrix, Science Fiction: A Guide to the Perplexed helps students navigate the often perplexing worlds of a perennially popular genre. Drawing on literature as well as example from film and television, the book explores the different answers that criticism has offered to the vexed question, 'what is science fiction?' Each chapter of the book includes case studies of key texts, annotated guides to further reading and suggestions for class discussion to help students master the full range of contemporary critical approaches to the field, including the scientific, technological and political contexts in which the genre has flourished. Ranging from an understanding of the genre through the stereotypes of 1930s pulps through more recent claims that we are living in a science fictional moment, this volume will provide a comprehensive overview of this diverse and fascinating genre.


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The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s

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ISBN 13 : 1476674949
Pages : 312 pages
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Download The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s PDF Format Full Free by Gary Westfahl and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-09-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  By examining important aspects of science fiction in the twentieth century, this book explains how the genre evolved to its current state. Close critical attention is given to topics including the art that has accompanied science fiction, the subgenres of space opera and hard science fiction, the rise of SF anthologies, and the burgeoning impact of the marketplace on authors. Included are in-depth studies of key texts that contributed to science fiction's growth, including Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, the first published stories of A. E. van Vogt, and the early juveniles of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein.


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Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism

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ISBN 13 : 1783169451
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism PDF Format Full Free by Jerome Winter and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the few points critics and readers can agree upon when discussing the fiction popularly known as New Space Opera – a recent subgenre movement of science fiction – is its canny engagement with contemporary cultural politics in the age of globalisation. This book avers that the complex political allegories of New Space Opera respond to the recent cultural phenomenon known as neoliberalism, which entails the championing of the deregulation and privatisation of social services and programmes in the service of global free-market expansion. Providing close readings of the evolving New Space Opera canon and cultural histories and theoretical contexts of neoliberalism as a regnant ideology of our times, this book conceptualises a means to appreciate this thriving movement of popular literature.


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Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

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ISBN 13 : 1476637563
Pages : 298 pages
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Download Science Fiction and the Dismal Science PDF Format Full Free by Gary Westfahl, and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-11-27 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusing on various connections between science fiction and economics, with some attention to related fields such as politics and government. Its seventeen contributors include five award-winning scholars, five science fiction writers, and a widely published economist. Three topics are covered: what noted science fiction writers like Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, and Kim Stanley Robinson have had to say about our economic and political future; how the competitive and ever-changing publishing marketplace has affected the growth and development of science fiction from the nineteenth century to today; and how the scholars who examine science fiction have themselves been influenced by the economics of academia. Although the essays focus primarily on American science fiction, the traditions of Russian and Chinese science fiction are also examined. A comprehensive bibliography of works related to science fiction and economics will assist other readers and critics who are interested in this subject.


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Citizen Science Fiction

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ISBN 13 : 1793621489
Pages : 223 pages
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Download Citizen Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Dr. Jerome Winter and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-03-19 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Citizen Science Fiction argues that science-fiction literature and media can engage and empower individuals to become active and critical participants in citizen science such that they can collaborate meaningfully in the scientific and technological communities, institutions, and industries that deeply shape their everyday lives.


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Science Fiction Criticism

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ISBN 13 : 1474248632
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Science Fiction Criticism PDF Format Full Free by Rob Latham and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Including more than 30 essential works of science fiction criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of this enduringly popular genre. Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings covers such topics as: ·Definitions and boundaries of the genre ·The many forms of science fiction, from time travel to 'inner space' ·Ideology and identity: from utopian fantasy to feminist, queer and environmental readings ·The non-human: androids, aliens, cyborgs and animals ·Race and the legacy of colonialism The volume also features annotated guides to further reading on these topics. Includes writings by: Marc Angenot, J.G. Ballard, Damien Broderick, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Grace Dillon, Kodwo Eshun, Carl Freedman, Allison de Fren, Hugo Gernsback, Donna Haraway, N. Katherine Hayles, Robert A. Heinlein, Nalo Hopkinson, Veronica Hollinger, Fredric Jameson, Gwyneth Jones, Rob Latham, Roger Luckhurst, Judith Merril, John B. Michel, Wendy Pearson, John Rieder, Lysa Rivera, Joanna Russ, Mary Shelley, Stephen Hong Sohn, Susan Sontag, Bruce Sterling, Darko Suvin, Vernor Vinge, Sherryl Vint, H.G. Wells, David Wittenberg and Lisa Yaszek


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Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System

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ISBN 13 : 0819577170
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System PDF Format Full Free by John Rieder and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System, John Rieder asks literary scholars to consider what shape literary history takes when based on a historical, rather than formalist, genre theory. Rieder starts from the premise that science fiction and the other genres usually associated with so-called genre fiction comprise a system of genres entirely distinct from the pre-existing classical and academic genre system that includes the epic, tragedy, comedy, satire, romance, the lyric, and so on. He proposes that the field of literary production and the project of literary studies cannot be adequately conceptualized without taking into account the tensions between these two genre systems that arise from their different modes of production, distribution, and reception. Although the careful reading of individual texts forms an important part of this study, the systemic approach offered by Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System provides a fundamental challenge to literary methodologies that foreground individual innovation.


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Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

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ISBN 13 : 1440866171
Pages : 766 pages
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Download Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF Format Full Free by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole


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The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening

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ISBN 13 : 0190853611
Pages : 789 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening PDF Format Full Free by Carlo Cenciarelli and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 789 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening explores the intersection between the history of listening and the history of the moving image. Featuring established and emergent scholars from musicology, film studies, and literary studies, ethnomusicology and sound studies, popular music,sociology, media and communications, and psychology, this Handbook offers a wide range of case studies and methodological perspectives on the archaeologies, aesthetics, and extensions of cinematic listening.Chapters are structured around six themes: Part I ("Genealogies and Beginnings") considers film sound in light of pre-existing genres such as opera and shadow theatre, and explores changes in listening taking place at critical junctures in the early history of cinema. Part II ("Locations andRelocations") focuses on specific venues and presentational practices (from roadshow movies to and contemporary live-score screenings). Part III ("Representations and Re-presentations") zooms into the formal properties of specific films, analysing representations of listening on screen as well as onthe role of sound as a representational surplus. Part IV ("The Listening Body") focuses on cinematic sound as a powerful and sensual stimulus that has the power to engage the full body sensorium. Part V ("Listening again") discusses a range of ways in which film sound is encountered andreinterpreted outside the cinema, through ancillary materials like songs and soundtrack albums, in experimental conditions, and in pedagogical contexts. Part VI ("Between Media") compares the listening protocols of cinema with those of TV series and music video, promenade theatre and personalstereos, video games and Virtual Reality.