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Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination

Author: Elana Gomel
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
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Are we living in a post-temporal age? Has history come to an end? This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterized by an explosion of heterogeneous narrative "timeshapes" or chronotopes. Chronological linearity is being challenged by quantum physics that implies temporal simultaneity; by evolutionary theory that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gomel, Elana.
Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination.
New York : Continuum, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050601
(OCoLC)482606120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elana Gomel
ISBN: 9781441178831 144117883X 1441123954 9781441123954
OCLC Number: 669499053
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 177 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Time enough for world --
Time machines: H.G. Wells and the invention of postmodernity --
Strangled by the time loop: paradoxes of determinism --
'My name is might-have-been': contingency, counterfactuals and moral choice --
Everyday apocalypse: the ethics and aesthetics of the end of time --
Conclusion: Beyond millennium.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Elana Gomel.

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Are we living in a post-temporal age? Has history come to an end? This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and a historical, claiming that  Read more...

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"In this probing study we see how our sci-fi dreams remain haunted by inexorable Time and discover why postmodernist reports of the death of Time are mistaken."--Sanford Lakoff

 
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