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ON ‘POST-MODERNIST’ POLITICAL IMPOTENCE AND THE HORIZONS OF FICTION AND SF: A RESPONSE TO PROFESSOR FEKETE’S ‘FIVE THESES’ (1988)

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE (WITH MARC ANGENOT) D. Suvin, Parables of Freedom and Narrative Logics: Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction and Utopianism, 2 Vols. Ed. Eric D. Smith. Oxford: P. Lang, 2021.

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SCIENCE FICTION: METAPHOR, PARABLE, AND CHRONOTOPE (WITH THE BAD CONSCIENCE OF REAGANISM) (1984)

D. Suvin, Parables of Freedom and Narrative Logics: Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction and Utopianism, 2 Vols. Ed. Eric D. Smith. Oxford: P. Lang, 2021.ch22

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NARRATIVE LOGIC, IDEOLOGICAL DOMINATION, AND THE RANGE OF SCIENCE FICTION: A HYPOTHESIS WITH A TEST CASE (1982)

D. Suvin, Parables of Freedom and Narrative Logics: Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction and Utopianism, 2 Vols. Ed. Eric D. Smith. Oxford: P. Lang, 2021.ch21

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A DISCUSSION OF STANISŁAW LEM’S SF RADIO-DRAMA DO YOU EXIST MR. JOHNS? (1982)

A DISCUSSION OF STANISŁAW LEM’S SF RADIO-DRAMA DO YOU EXIST MR. JOHNS? (1982)

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THE SCIENCE-FICTION NOVEL AS EPIC NARRATION: FOR A FUSION OF ‘FORMAL’ AND ‘SOCIOLOGICAL’ ANALYSIS (1980-1985)

D. Suvin, Parables of Freedom and Narrative Logics: Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction and Utopianism, 2 Vols. Ed. Eric D. Smith. Oxford: P. Lang, 2021.ch19

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PLAYFUL COGNIZING, OR TECHNICAL ERRORS IN HARMONYVILLE: THE SF OF JOHANNA AND GÜNTER BRAUN (1981 AND 1987)

D. Suvin, Parables of Freedom and Narrative Logics: Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction and Utopianism, 2 Vols. Ed. Eric D. Smith. Oxford: P. Lang, 2021.

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On this page there’ll be found my most recent articles from all “Categories”. For Translations, About DS, Poetry and Short Prose see those sections.

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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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CAPITALISM IS NOT BIOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE FOR HOMO SAPIENS: Thots in a Siege (May-Aug. 2020, 3,750 words)

First published as “Thoughts within the Coronising Siege” Political Animal Magazine, http://www.politicalanimalmagazine.com/themes/theory/, also utopian-studies-europe.org/coronising; A series of fragments from e-mail debates with comrades during the corona lockdown in March ‘20 and a bit after. Sections: A/ long duration prospects, centrally … Continue reading

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RECTIFICATIONS: HOW TO GO ON ON (2020, 12,850 words)

First published as “How To Go On” in Socialism & Democracy no. 83 (July 2020): The article is divided into On Life and Liberty vs. Capitalism, The Capitalocene Economy of Life (focus on USA and its poor majority), The Political … Continue reading

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