Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics

Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN : 1937561321
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics written by François Laruelle and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty years after cultivating a new orientation for aesthetics via the concept of non-photography, François Laruelle returns, having further developed his notion of a non-standard aesthetics. Published for the first time in a bilingual edition, Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics expounds on Laruelle’s current explorations into a photographic thinking as an alternative to the worn-out notions of aesthetics based on an assumed domination of philosophy over art. He proposes a new philosophical photo-fictional apparatus, or philo-fiction, that strives for a discursive mimesis of the photographic apparatus and the flash of the Real entailed in its process of image making. “A bit like if an artisan, to use a Socratic example, instead of making a camera based off of diagrams found in manuals, on the contrary had as his or her project the designing of a completely new apparatus of philo-fiction, thus capable of producing not simply photos, but photo-fictions.” One must enter into a space for seeing the vectorial and the imaginary number. Laruelle’s philo-fictions become not art installations, but “theoretical installations” calling for the consideration of the possibility of a non-standard aesthetics being of an equal or superior power to art and philosophy, an aesthetics in-the-last-instance that is itself an inventive and creative act of the most contemporary kind.

Science Fiction Writers

Publisher : Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
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Pages : 1009 pages
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Download or read book Science Fiction Writers written by Richard Bleiler and published by Charles Scribners Sons/Reference. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1009 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On science fiction authors

Science-fiction Studies

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Download or read book Science-fiction Studies written by and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism

Publisher : Associated University Presse
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ISBN : 9780838634462
Pages : 302 pages
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Download or read book John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism written by Mahmoud Salami and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 1992 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.

Astounding Science-fiction

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Download or read book Astounding Science-fiction written by and published by . This book was released on 1951 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Leveled Texts for Classic Fiction

Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
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ISBN : 1433384000
Pages : 152 pages
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Download or read book Leveled Texts for Classic Fiction written by Debra J. Housel and published by Teacher Created Materials. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set sail for high adventure with a great way to teach the elements of fiction using leveled texts! Support your differentiated instruction with this book featuring excerpts from 15 different classic works including: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Jungle Book. This resource is perfect for close reading or small-group instruction because each selection is written at four different reading levels and includes a focus on setting, character, plot, or language usage. These texts can support students' vocabulary devlopment, improve writing skills, foster engagement, and promote creative thinking. Symbols placed in the lower corner of each page represent the reading level range and are designed to help teachers differentiate instruction. Comprehension questions are also provided to complement each reading level.

Desire and Domestic Fiction

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0195041798
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book Desire and Domestic Fiction written by Nancy Armstrong and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1987-05-07 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Desire and Domestic Fictionargues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. She also examines the works of such novelists as Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront s to reveal the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.

The Craft of Fiction

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Pages : 521 pages
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Download or read book The Craft of Fiction written by Peter Haidu and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 521 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of the British boy, captured by raiding Irish warriors at age sixteen, who performed miracles, ended the power of the Druid priests over the Irish people, and converted the Irish kings and their people to Christianity.

Writing Design Fiction

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 135021731X
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Writing Design Fiction written by Tony Fry and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by leading design philosopher Tony Fry, Writing Design Fiction: Relocating a City in Crisis is both an introduction to the power of “design fiction” in the design process, and a novella-length work of fiction in itself-telling the dramatic story of the relocation of the City of Harshon. Set in the near future, Harshon, a delta city, is facing environmental catastrophe due to rising sea levels-consequently, a decision is made to relocate the entire city inland. A diverse cast of voices-including an architect, a journalist, an economist, a construction worker, and residents-narrate the extraordinary challenges and complexities which follow. This work presents a real-world scenario which, in coming decades, will face many of the world's cities. The fictional format provides a novel way of exploring the very serious inherent technical, social, political, economic and cultural challenges. The story provides a rehearsal of the design challenges which are likely to face architects, planners, and designers in an uncertain global future. “Design fiction” is a fast-growing area within design and architecture, increasingly deployed as a serious methodology by designers as a tool in scenario planning. Writing Design Fiction takes the practice to a higher level conceptually and theoretically, but also practically. The book is divided into four parts, with the fictional narrative bookended by further critical analysis. Part One shows how a critique of existing modes of design fiction can lead to more grounded and critical thinking and practice. Part Three critically reflects on the narrative, while Part Four presents the practical application of the second order design fiction approach. This book demonstrates the value of a more developed mode of design fiction to students, professional designers and architects across the breadth of design practices, as well as to other disciplines interested in the future of cities.

Political Mythology and Popular Fiction

Publisher : Praeger
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Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Political Mythology and Popular Fiction written by Ernest J. Yanarella and published by Praeger. This book was released on 1988 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating contribution to the scholarship of both political science and literature, this book explores eight major genres of contemporary popular fiction generally assumed to be essentially devoid of political content--children's novels, Westerns, middle-class fiction, historical novels, small-town Americana, sports novels, American war fiction, and science fiction. By uncovering the often covert mythical themes and cultural symbols hidden in the plot formulas of these works--many of them bestsellers--the essays illustrate the debt of mass-market authors to cultural and political traditions that reach back to the origins of the American Republic.

Writing Horror Fiction

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408148978
Pages : 108 pages
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Download or read book Writing Horror Fiction written by Guy N. Smith and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 1996-08-30 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This writer's guide explains how to write short stories and horror fiction for children and adults. The author shows how to build on the initial idea and develop characters and plot. There are ideas for selecting and approaching publishers and information about contracts and publication.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction

Publisher : St James Press
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Pages : 1197 pages
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Download or read book Reference Guide to Short Fiction written by Thomas Riggs and published by St James Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reference Guide to Short Fiction provides study and commentary on the most instrumental writers of short fiction through the 20th century. International in scope, this single scholarly volume includes 779 entries on 377 authors and 402 short stories.

Reading and Mapping Fiction

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108487459
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book Reading and Mapping Fiction written by Sally Bushell and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the power of the map in fiction and its centrality to meaning, from Treasure Island to Winnie-the-Pooh.

Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000710130
Pages : 154 pages
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Download or read book Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis written by Gregers Andersen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-25 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis argues that the popularity of the term "climate fiction" has paradoxically exhausted the term’s descriptive power and that it has developed into a black box containing all kinds of fictions which depict climatic events and has consequently lost its true significance. Aware of the prospect of ecological collapse as well as our apparent inability to avert it, we face geophysical changes of drastic proportions that severely challenge our ability to imagine the consequences. This book argues that this crisis of imagination can be partly relieved by climate fiction, which may help us comprehend the potential impact of the crisis we are facing. Strictly assigning "climate fiction" to fictions that incorporate the climatological paradigm of anthropogenic global warming into their plots, this book sets out to salvage the term’s speculative quality. It argues that climate fiction should be regarded as no less than a vital supplement to climate science, because climate fiction makes visible and conceivable future modes of existence within worlds not only deemed likely by science, but which are scientifically anticipated. Focusing primarily on English and German language fictions, Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis shows how Western climate fiction sketches various affective and cognitive relations to the world in its utilization of a small number of recurring imaginaries, or imagination forms. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and literary and culture studies more generally.

British Historical Fiction before Scott

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230275303
Pages : 201 pages
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Download or read book British Historical Fiction before Scott written by A. Stevens and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-04-09 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030293939
Pages : 335 pages
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Download or read book Exploring Science Through Science Fiction written by Barry B. Luokkala and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scientific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. The revised second edition includes expanded discussions on topics such as gravitational waves and black holes, machine learning and quantum computing, gene editing, and more. In all, the second edition now features over 220 references to specific scenes in more than 160 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history. Designed as the primary text for a college-level course, this book will appeal to students across the fine arts, humanities, and hard sciences, as well as any reader with an interest in science and science fiction. Praise for the first edition: "This journey from science fiction to science fact provides an engaging and surprisingly approachable read..." (Jen Jenkins, Journal of Science Fiction, Vol. 2 (1), September 2017)

The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels

Publisher : Arbor House Publishing Company
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Pages : 768 pages
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Download or read book The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels written by Robert Silverberg and published by Arbor House Publishing Company. This book was released on 1980 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rare works by Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, Sturgeon, Knight, and Delaney are among those compiled and annotated in this collection of the greatest short novels in the science-fiction universe