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Exploring the limits of the human through science fiction

Author: Gerald Alva Miller
Publisher: New York : Palgrave MacMillan, ©2012.
Series: American literature readings in the 21st century.
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Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction examines the genre of science fiction as its own form of critical theory and argues that it proves crucial to understanding the human in the postmodern era. Featuring chapters on novels, films, and anime, Gerald Alva Miller, Jr.'s scholarship intervenes in a diverse array of theoretical schools, including gender theory, psychoanalysis, political theory, and  Read more...
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Miller, Gerald Alva.
Exploring the limits of the human through science fiction.
New York : Palgrave MacMillan, ©2012
(DLC) 2012024025
(OCoLC)795759266
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Alva Miller
ISBN: 9781137330796 1137330791 9781349442348 1349442348
OCLC Number: 822223373
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction The Genre of the Non-Place: Science Fiction as Critical Theory --
1. Variables of the Human: Gender and the Programmable Subject in Samuel R. Delany's Triton --
2. The Human as Desiring Machine: Anime Explorations of Disembodiment and Evolution --
3. The Eversion of the Virtual: Postmodernity and Control Societies in William Gibson's Science Fictions of the Present --
4. The Spectacle of Memory: Realism, Narrative, and Time Travel Cinema --
Conclusion Beyond the Human: Ontogenesis, Technology, and the Posthuman in Kubrick and Clarke's 2001.
Series Title: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Responsibility: Gerald Alva Miller, Jr.

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Through its engagement with different kinds of texts, Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction represents a new way of approaching both science fiction and critical theory, and its  Read more...

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