Category Archives: 5. EAST ASIA

WORDS AND LESIONS (2018, 16,800 words)

Abstract: The essay is divided into 2 parts. Part 1, For a Rectification of “Violence”, discusses within a “political epistemology of inflicted lesion” first the denotation and yardsticks of violence, then systemic or “structural” violence, and finally argues for counter-violence … Continue reading

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SATOH’S DANCE OF ANGELS AS A DRAMATURGICAL DISCOURSE SEEKING AND DOUBTING THE YOUNG GENERATION’S REVOLUTION (2018, 10,350 words)

Published, perhaps with some more illos, in in Imaginations: J of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Dec. 20, 12.2 (2021): 343–80, http://10.17742/IMAGE.MM.12.2.17 Part 1 analyses how the Black Tent Theatre (BTT) played Satoh’s Dance of Angels in 1970-71 on the basis of … Continue reading

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AGAINST ORIGINALS: HONKADORI AND THE HORIZONS OF PASTICHE (1993-97, 8,220 words)

A Preliminary Reflection on Pastiche (As Well As Parody); On Japanese honkadori as Catalysis; Some Conclusions: On Originality

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THE SOUL AND THE SENSE: MEDITATIONS ON ROLAND BARTHES ON JAPAN (A PROPOS OF THE EMPIRE OF SIGNS) (1990-96, 16,200 words)

Darko Suvin                                                                                                (1990-96, 16,200 words)                   … Continue reading

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REVELATION VS. CONFLICT: DEITY VS. WARRIOR Nô PLAYS AND COMPARATIVE DRAMATURGY (1994, 16,200 words)

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THE USE-VALUE OF DYING: MAGICAL VS. COGNITIVE UTOPIAN DESIRE IN THE”LEARNING PLAYS” OF PSEUDO-ZENCHIKU, WALEY, AND BRECHT (1991, 19,350 words)

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VISIONS OFF YAMADA (poem, 1988)

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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UTOPIA IN THE ASIAN EIGHTIES: FIVE SONGLETS (1983-89, 800 words)

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.ch25

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PREFACE TO THE JAPANESE EDITION OF “METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION” (1987, 2,700 words)

PREFACE TO THE JAPANESE EDITION OF “METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION” (1987) Darko Suvin 1. This book was first conceived and worked upon in Yugoslavia in the 1950s and 60s; it was written in its present form in North America and … Continue reading

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[REVIEW ARTICLE] NO-THEATER: SZENE UND DRAMATURGIE, VOLKS- UND VÖLKERKUNDLICHE HINTERGRUNDE (1991)

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