Category Archives: 5.b NARRATIVE THEORY

THE COGNITIVE COMMODITY: FICTIONAL DISCOURSE AS NOVELTY AND CIRCULATION (1986, 7,150 words)

Anthropology of creativity in capitalism on the traces of Marx and Benjamin. Fashion, market, sensationalism; the press, selling writing, novelty in detail and repetition of type; gambling, financial speculaion, the sanctified commodity (Brecht)

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TWO HOLY COMMODITIES: THE PRACTICES OF FICTIONAL DISCOURSE AND EROTIC DISCOURSE (1985, 6,600.words)

Fictional  discourse  and erotic  discourse are approached, following Marx’s Grundrisse, as literary genres that are in capitalism also (often primarily) commodities. Sections: 1. Cognitive Discourse as Commodity: The Novum as Fashion; 2. Press and Sex: A Homology; 3. Cognition and … Continue reading

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TO LAPUTA AND BACK (2003-04, 9,840 words)

The article is divided into three parts. Part 1, Entering Laputa in the Winter of Our Discontent, deals with general presuppositions, including those on intellectuals in Post-Fordism and as members of de facto English Departments. Part 2, Visiting the Word-Machine, … 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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ON AGENTIAL ANALYSIS, TYPES, AND THE CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVEL

Darko Suvin                                                                             … Continue reading

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“EXCELSIOR,” OR ON THE HORIZONS OF PARODY: SYNCHRONIC AIM AND REFERENCE

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METAPHORICITY AND NARRATIVITY IN FICTION: THE CHRONOTOPE AS THE DIFFERENTIA GENERICA

Darko Suvin                                                                             … Continue reading

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