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.
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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.
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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.
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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 a further mutation of predatory capitalism; B/ short duration: the rulers’ the toggle between disease control and their profits leads to millions of unnecessary deaths, the need collective self-defense (organising) arises. In Europe, the political and financial bureaucracies centrally safeguard business activities; the timid strengthening of State capacities or palliative measures – limited exemptions from the payment of housing, small sums for the poorest – do not sufficiently guarantee the labour and health of the working people, now or in the future. C/ This changes all: possibly hundreds of millions infected are on the horizon if India and the rest of S. Asia, Africa, and Latin America (and Russia?) are counted. Planning for the working people and its welfare, spurned as communist, must be introduced: the choice is to organise or be ground down into a new slavery plus eco-catastrophe. Global capitalism is not biologically sustainable for the species Homo sapiens.

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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 Economy of Vaccines, Upper-class Encroachments on Civil Liberties, and proposals for alternatives

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