Science Fiction And The Mass Cultural Genre System

Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
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Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780819577177
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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.

Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System
  • Author : John Rieder
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07

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

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  • Author : John Rieder
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05-30

Groundbreaking study of science fiction’s relation to colonialism and imperialism

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  • Author : Sherryl Vint
  • Publisher : MIT Press Essential Knowledge
  • Release Date : 2021

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The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction
  • Author : Gerry Canavan,Eric Carl Link
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-26

This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.

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Locating Science Fiction
  • Author : Andrew Milner
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2012

In Locating Science Fiction, Andrew Milner looks at science fiction within the context of a host of other genres—including fantasy, romance, and the thriller—and explores the historical and geographic contexts of science fiction's emergence and development. Bringing in Raymond Williams's cultural materialism, Pierre Bourdieu's sociology of culture, and

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Dragon s Egg
  • Author : Robert L. Forward
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2011-02-16

“In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind—and this is one of them.”—Arthur C. Clarke In a moving story of sacrifice and triumph, human scientists establish a relationship with intelligent lifeforms—the cheela—living on Dragon’s Egg, a neutron star where

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The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
  • Author : Arthur B. Evans
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01

The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide

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Science Fiction and Climate Change
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30

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  • Author : Edward James,Farah Mendlesohn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-11-20

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  • Author : Vernor Vinge
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01

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  • Author : Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15

Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future? The future has become increasingly difficult to imagine. We might be able to predict a few events, but imagining how looming disasters will coincide is simultaneously necessary and impossible. Drawing on speculative fiction and social theory, Theory for the World

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Science Fiction Culture
  • Author : Camille Bacon-Smith
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2000

In a century that has taken us from the horse and buggy to the world wide web, science fiction has established itself as the literature to explore the ways in which technology transforms society while its counterpart, genre fantasy, insistently reminds us of the magical transformations of the individual in

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  • Author : J. Langer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15

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  • Author : Magdalini Choleva
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2015-12-10

Diploma Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 10/10, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, course: English Literature and Popular Culture, language: English, abstract: This thesis is a study of fantasy literature as a genre of popular contemporary literature; a genre usually considered as low

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China Mountain Zhang
  • Author : Maureen F. McHugh
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 1997-04-15

Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and a Hugo and Nebula Award nominee. With this groundbreaking novel, Maureen F. McHugh established herself as one of the decade's best science fiction writers. In its pages, we enter a

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