Download E-books Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction PDF

By Scott Bukatman

Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to either the positioning of the termination of the traditional "subject" and the beginning of a brand new subjectivity developed on the machine terminal or tv screen--puts to leisure any lingering doubts of the importance of technological know-how fiction in modern cultural stories. Demonstrating a entire wisdom, either one of the historical past of technology fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural thought and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the character of human id within the details Age.
Drawing on a variety of modern theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman starts with the proposition that Western tradition is affliction a main issue as a result of complicated digital applied sciences. Then in a sequence of chapters richly supported by way of analyses of literary texts, visible arts, movie, video, tv, comics, desktop video games, and pix, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that strains the postmodern topic from its present hindrance, via its shut encounters with expertise, and eventually to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining.
Synthesizing the main provocative theories of postmodern tradition with a really encyclopedic remedy of the appropriate media, this quantity units a brand new commonplace within the learn of technology fiction—a class that itself can be redefined in mild of this paintings. Bukatman not just bargains the main distinctive map thus far of the highbrow terrain of postmodern know-how studies—he arrives at new frontiers, delivering a propitious launching aspect for extra inquiries into the connection of digital know-how and culture.

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Download E-books City and Shore: The Function of Setting in the British Mystery PDF

By Gillian Mary Hanson

Sure settings have lengthy been a standard point in British secret and detective fiction: the old fashioned village; the rustic manor; the seashore hotel; the streets of London. greater than easily delivering historical past, actual setting--in specific the town of London and the British seashore--takes on an additional size, in a feeling turning into a participant within the mysteries, one who symbolizes, intensifies, and illuminates points of the British secret novel.

the 1st part examines 18 British secret novels set within the urban of London; the second one covers 15 novels set via the ocean. The novels span the 20th century; one of the authors whose works are incorporated are Agatha Christie, Graham Greene, G.K. Chesterton and P.D. James. The e-book incorporates a brief biography and directory of fundamental works for the authors lined, and appendices provide steered fiction using the 2 settings, and demanding nonfiction masking the style.

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Download E-books Documents of Protest and Compassion PDF

By Angelika Arend

Documents of Protest and Compassion bargains the 1st broad serious evaluate of Bauer's significant poetic oeuvre. during this long-overdue complement to fresh anthologies of Bauer's poetry and essays on his lifestyles and paintings, Angelika Arend attracts on Bauer's diaries and letters to bare the profoundly humane intentions that guided his selection of issues and constructions. She indicates that social protest and brotherly compassion, shared accountability and demanding self-reflection are Bauer's major thematic fare, which he provided in basic, but conscientiously crafted, poetic buildings, and explains how those principles and types built or remained consistent in mild of old, cultural, social, and private advancements. records of Protest and Compassion is necessary for these drawn to Bauer's paintings, German poetry, German-Canadian literature, and the immigrant writing experience.

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Download E-books Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660 PDF

By David Norbrook

This magisterial new background of seventeenth-century republican political tradition units key texts by means of Marvell and Milton in a richly designated context, exhibiting how writers reimagined English literary tradition with no kingship. The booklet attracts on vast archival learn, bringing to mild intriguing and ignored manuscript and published assets. supplying a daring new narrative of the total interval, and a well timed reminder that England has a republican in addition to a royalist history, it is going to be of compelling curiosity to historians in addition to literary students.

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Download E-books The Robert B. Parker Companion PDF

By Dean James

Ultimately, this is the full consultant to Robert B. Parker's novels from Spenser to Jesse Stone to Sunny Randall, plot summaries, forged of characters, Boston destinations and maps, and extra.

Even earlier than he was once named Grand grasp for Lifetime success through the secret Writers of the United States, Edgar® Award-winning Robert B. Parker had assumed the mantle of dean of yank crime fiction. "Taking his position beside Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross MacDonald" (Boston Globe), he transcended the crime style. As probably the most prolific writers on the earth, he reinvented crime writing.

Now his hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts can detect every thing approximately Robert B. Parker and his books:

- accomplished biography of Robert B. Parker
- contained in the Spenser novels
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- Plus, an specific and insightful new interview with Robert B. Parker

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Download E-books Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction: A Critical Study PDF

By Carlen Lavigne

This research of cyberpunk technological know-how fiction written among 1981 and 2003 positions women's cyberpunk within the greater cultural dialogue of feminist matters. It strains the origins of the style, experiences the severe reactions and descriptions the ways that women's cyberpunk advances issues of view which are in particular feminist. Novels are tested inside their cultural contexts; their content material is in comparison to broader controversies inside of modern feminism, and their issues are published as reflections of feminist discourse round the flip of the twenty first century. Chapters conceal themes akin to globalization, digital truth, cyborg tradition, environmentalism, faith, motherhood and queer rights. Interviews with feminist cyberpunk authors are supplied, revealing either their motivations for writing and their studies with fanatics. The examine treats feminist cyberpunk as a different car for studying modern women's concerns and analyzes feminist technological know-how fiction as a fancy resource of political principles.

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Download E-books The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950 PDF

This can be the 1st of 3 volumes that chart the historical past of the technology fiction journal from the earliest days to the current. this primary quantity seems on the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It strains the expansion and improvement of the technological know-how fiction magazines from whilst Hugo Gernsback introduced the first actual, remarkable tales, in 1926 via to the start of the atomic age and the demise of the pulps within the early Nineteen Fifties. those have been the times of the adolescence of technological know-how fiction, whilst it used to be brash, uncooked and intriguing: the times of the 1st nice house operas through Edward Elmer Smith and Edmond Hamilton, in the course of the cosmic suggestion versions via Murray Leinster, Jack Williamson and others to the early Nineteen Forties whilst John W. Campbell at unbelievable did his top to nurture the newborn style into maturity. lower than him such significant names as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt and Theodore Sturgeon emerged who, besides different such new skills as Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, helped create glossy science

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Download E-books The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930 PDF

By Meredith Martin

Why can we usually train English poetic meter via the Greek phrases iamb and trochee? How is our knowing of English meter motivated by way of the heritage of England's feel of itself within the 19th century? now not an old style method of poetry, yet a dynamic, contested, and inherently nontraditional box, "English meter" involved problems with own and nationwide id, category, schooling, patriotism, militarism, and the advance of English literature as a self-discipline. The upward thrust and Fall of Meter tells the unknown tale of English meter from the overdue eighteenth century till simply after international conflict I. Uncovering an enormous and unexplored archive within the heritage of poetics, Meredith Martin indicates that the heritage of prosody is tied to the methods Victorian England argued approximately its nationwide identification. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Coventry Patmore, and Robert Bridges used meter to barter their courting to England and the English language; George Saintsbury, Matthew Arnold, and Henry Newbolt anxious concerning the upward thrust of 1 metrical version between a number of opponents. The strain to comply to a sturdy version, although, produced reactionary misunderstandings of English meter and the tradition it stood for. This risky dating to poetic shape stimulated the prose and poems of Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and Alice Meynell. an important intervention in literary background, this booklet argues that our modern knowing of the increase of modernist poetic shape was once crucially sure to narratives of English nationwide culture.

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Download E-books Survivors' Songs: From Maldon to the Somme PDF

By Jon Stallworthy

From Homer to Heaney, the voices of fellows and ladies have seldom been extra piercing, extra poignant, than in time of clash. for 50 years, Jon Stallworthy has been attuned to such voices. In Survivors' Songs he explores a chain of poetic encounters with warfare, with essays on Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and others. superbly written, this relocating publication units the poetry and prose of the 1st international warfare and its aftermath within the wider context of writing approximately struggle from prehistoric Troy to Anglo-Saxon England; from Agincourt to Flanders; from El Alamein to Vietnam; from the wars of the day prior to this to the wars of day after today.

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