Author Archives: darkosuvin

FOR A THEORY OF THEATRE: THE PERFORMANCE TEXT AS AUDIENCE-STAGE DIALOG INDUCING A POSSIBLE WORLD (1985 & 2021, 8,700 words)

0. Some Presuppositions; 1. Bakhtinian Dialog and Theatre; 2. On PWs, on Subordinating Communication to Pragmatics, and again on Dialog; 3. The Audience-Stage Dialog as Induction of PWs;

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BRECHT: STANCE, AGENCY, AND EMOTIONS (1989-2002, 15,810 words)

1. On Haltung; 2. Approaching Brecht and Agency; 3. Emotions Are Not Split from Cognition; 4. Emotions Intertwining with Haltung as Basis for Acting

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CONFLICT, CONFLICT ÜBER ALLES?: CONFLICT VS. REVELATION AS STAGE POETICS AND PARADIGMS (1994-2003, 9,400 words)

1. Doubting the Eternal Necessity of Conflict; 2. On Zeami’s mugen nô (Deity Nô) Plays;

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MY BRECHT: A LOOK FROM 2016

Communications of Int’l Brecht Soc. online edition no. 1, 2017 This overview of DS’s work on Brecht (further BB) was written as Introduction to a collection of my essays translated into Slovene and published in Ljubljana 2016 as Brecht’s Creativity … Continue reading

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CRITICISM OF THE STRUGATSKY BROTHERS’ WORK (1972 -3,950 words)

First published in a much longer version in Canadian-American Slavic Studies 6.2: 286-307. , 1972 My original longish 1972 essay, to which the reader is respectfully referred, used a bibliography of 96 units of criticism for a survey of the … Continue reading

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WAR AND MILITARISM IN SF (2005, 24,200 + 2,390 words)

Critical survey of mainly US SF dealing with war &/or with militarist horizon, from C19 to 2000, with stress on 1959 on.

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CONSIDERING THE SENSE OF “FANTASY” OR “FANTASTIC FICTION”: AN EFFUSION (1999-2001, 21,780 words)

0. Fantasy: Why Bother?;  1. Some Preconditions for Approaching Fantasy; 2. On What Fantastic Fiction Is Not; 3. In medias res: The Genres of Ahistorical Alternative Worlds;  4. Some Dilemmas on Uses and Values of Fantasy.

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HOW TO USE UTOPIA (1999-2000, 1,940 words)

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WHAT REMAINS OF ZAMYATIN’S WE AFTER THE CHANGE OF LEVIATHANS: MUST COLLECTIVISM BE AGAINST PEOPLE? (1998-2003, 11,800 words)

Contemporanea, 2003 Essay on political  epistemology of reading, applied to Zamyain’s SF novel WE, written 1998-2003    (11,800 words)

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POSTSCRIPT TO ESTRANGEMENT

Darko Suvin //strangehorizons.com/2014/20141124/1suvin-a.shtml, 2014 A brief addition to the early basic definition of SF as interaction of estrangement and cognition, stressing that it is in best cases done from the point of view and stance of dissident class/es from below.

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