Category Archives: 5. OTHER (East Asia, Narrative Theory…)

THIS IS A DESCENDING CHRONOLOGICAL LIST, FROM 2021 BACKWARDS. REASON: ALL POSITIONS ARE HISTORICAL, AND THEY ARE BEST UNDERSTOOD IN CONNEXION WITH ITS MOMENT. LATER ENTRIES MAY MODIFY EARLIER POSITIONS.

ORWELL AND 1984 TODAY: GENIUS AND TUNNEL VISION (2019, 14,500 words)

Orwell, as he himself said, came from a lower, professional service fraction of the English and imperial ruling class that was “simultaneously dominator and dominated” (R. Williams), so that a combination of State and monopoly power became his major nightmare. … Continue reading

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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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“EXCELSIOR,” OR ON THE HORIZONS OF PARODY: SYNCHRONIC AIM AND REFERENCE (2012, 6,000 words)

Darko Suvin                                                                             … 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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ROMANCE STUDIES IN GERMANY AND WERNER KRAUSS (2002, 7,300 words)

The relations of Romance Studies and Nazism are discussed on the basis of new publications. The second part discusses the career of Werner Krauss, an unjustly neglected scholar.

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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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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 (1983-88)

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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