Trouble on Triton

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571954
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Fiction

In a story as exciting as any science fiction adventure written, Samuel R. Delany's 1976 SF novel, originally published as Triton, takes us on a tour of a utopian society at war with . . . our own Earth! High wit in this future comedy of manners allows Delany to question gender roles and sexual expectations at a level that, 20 years after it was written, still make it a coruscating portrait of "the happily reasonable man," Bron Helstrom -- an immigrant to the embattled world of Triton, whose troubles become more and more complex, till there is nothing left for him to do but become a woman. Against a background of high adventure, this minuet of a novel dances from the farthest limits of the solar system to Earth's own Outer Mongolia. Alternately funny and moving, it is a wide-ranging tale in which character after character turns out not to be what he -- or she -- seems.

Triton

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher:
ISBN: 3404240162
Release Date: 1981
Genre:


Heterotopie als Textverfahren

Author: Stefan Tetzlaff
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110475739
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

Im Zuge des ‚Spatial Turn‘ entwickelt insbesondere das Konzept der Heterotopie nach Michel Foucault literaturwissenschaftliche Prominenz. Der motivische Ausweis solcher ‚anderen Räume‘ jedoch bleibt dabei hinter einer tatsächlichen Übertragung in das literaturwissenschaftliche Paradigma der Textualität zurück. Dementsprechend beschreibt das vorliegende Modell die Heterotopie im Anschluss an Roman Jakobsons Zwei-Achsen-Theorie (1) als epochenübergreifendes Verfahren einer paradigmatischen Abweichung, um (2) epochenspezifische Variationen am Beispiel romantisch-metaphorischer respektive realistisch-metonymischer Raumlogiken zu erfassen. Vor diesem Kontrast erweist sich die Heterotopie in ihren jeweiligen Ausprägungen zugleich als Reflexionsraum, der die Parameter des Textes aufzeigt, innerhalb dessen er entworfen wird. Die Modellierung ‚anderer Räume‘ als epochenübergreifendes Textverfahren präzisiert damit zum einen den so ubiquitär wie dehnbar verwendeten Heterotopiebegriff und führt diesen einer trennscharfen Anwendbarkeit zu. Zum anderen stellt der Blick auf Heterotopien vice versa die jeweilige Erzähllogik heraus, in deren Rahmen der erzählte Raum motivunabhängig als ‚anderer Raum‘ konstruiert ist.

No Tea No Shade

Author: E. Patrick Johnson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822373711
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Social Science

The follow-up to the groundbreaking Black Queer Studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and sexuality. Building on the foundations laid by the earlier volume, this collection's contributors speak new truths about the black queer experience while exemplifying the codification of black queer studies as a rigorous and important field of study. Topics include "raw" sex, pornography, the carceral state, gentrification, gender nonconformity, social media, the relationship between black feminist studies and black trans studies, the black queer experience throughout the black diaspora, and queer music, film, dance, and theater. The contributors both disprove naysayers who believed black queer studies to be a passing trend and respond to critiques of the field's early U.S. bias. Deferring to the past while pointing to the future, No Tea, No Shade pushes black queer studies in new and exciting directions. Contributors. Jafari S. Allen, Marlon M. Bailey, Zachary Shane Kalish Blair, La Marr Jurelle Bruce, Cathy J. Cohen, Jennifer DeClue, Treva Ellison, Lyndon K. Gill, Kai M. Green, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kwame Holmes, E. Patrick Johnson, Shaka McGlotten, Amber Jamilla Musser, Alison Reed, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Tanya Saunders, C. Riley Snorton, Kaila Story, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, Julia Roxanne Wallace, Kortney Ziegler

Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction

Author: John Rieder
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819573803
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Fiction

This is the first full-length study of emerging Anglo-American science fiction’s relation to the history, discourses, and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism. Nearly all scholars and critics of early science fiction acknowledge that colonialism is an important and relevant part of its historical context, and recent scholarship has emphasized imperialism’s impact on late Victorian Gothic and adventure fiction and on Anglo-American popular and literary culture in general. John Rieder argues that colonial history and ideology are crucial components of science fiction’s displaced references to history and its engagement in ideological production. He proposes that the profound ambivalence that pervades colonial accounts of the exotic “other” establishes the basic texture of much science fiction, in particular its vacillation between fantasies of discovery and visions of disaster. Combining original scholarship and theoretical sophistication with a clearly written presentation suitable for students as well as professional scholars, this study offers new and innovative readings of both acknowledged classics and rediscovered gems. Includes discussion of works by Edwin A. Abbott, Edward Bellamy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, George Tomkyns Chesney, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Edmond Hamilton, W. H. Hudson, Richard Jefferies, Henry Kuttner, Alun Llewellyn, Jack London, A. Merritt, Catherine L. Moore, William Morris, Garrett P. Serviss, Mary Shelley, Olaf Stapledon, and H. G. Wells.

The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

Author: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819571526
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Fiction

As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature U Z

Author: Hans A. Ostrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 031332977X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: African Americans

Designed to meet the needs of high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference available on African American literature from its origins to the present. Other works include many brief entries, or offer extended biographical sketches of a limited selection of writers. This encyclopedia surpasses existing references by offering full and current coverage of a vast range of authors and topics. While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical and cultural forces that have shaped African American writing. - Publisher.

Meine Mutter

Author: Kathy Acker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783902950611
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Fiction

Ausgehend von der Beziehung zwischen Colette Peignot und Georges Bataille, erzählt Meine Mutter: Dämonologie von den Verstrickungen einer Frau in die widersprüchlichen Impulse von Zuneigung und Einsamkeit: Zu Beginn ihres Lebens als Erwachsene gerät Laure in eine leidenschaftliche und alles verschlingende Affäre mit ihrem Gefährten B. Das lässt sie aber letztlich unbefriedigt, weil ihr die Notwendigkeit einer eigenen Identität - unabhängig von ihrem Geliebten - klar wird. Im Verlangen, zu entdecken, wer sie ist, begibt sie sich auf eine Reise der Selbstfindung: eine Odyssee in das Territorium ihrer Vergangenheit, in Erinnerungen und Phantasien ihrer Kindheit, in Zügellosigkeit und Hexerei. Kathy Acker ist eine Legende, ihre Werke sind Klassiker der postmodernen Literatur. Sie gilt immer noch als die einzig wahre Erbin William S. Burroughs. Ihre Arbeiten waren ebenso vielfältig und umfassten unterschiedlichste Textsorten. Die selbsternannte »Literaturterroristin« war der Inbegriff einer weiblich geprägten Punk-Literatur, die die Themengebiete Sexualität, Philosophie und Technologie produktiv aufnahm und in eigenständige literarische Arbeiten umwandelte. Ackers Werke, die von einer Haltung der Umschrift und der vorsätzlichen Piraterie geprägt sind, genießen zurecht Kultstatus und spiegeln Geschlechter- und Gesellschaftsverhältnisse ebenso kritisch wie unterhaltsam. Acker ist Kult.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Group
Publisher:
ISBN: 0787651966
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.