Essays and studies

He has published in  print 21 book titles and hundreds of articles, here divided into:  A/ SF and Utopia/nism; B/ Brecht and Theatre/Drama ; C/ Political Epistemology; D/ SFR Yugoslavia; E/Other (East Asia; Narrative Theory; Sundry).
On this page a brief description can be found for each of these categories, with a few examples on this site. A full list of publications in each category is to be found in the drop-downs below”Professional publications”.

For writings in .pdf to download, see below the URLs and  independent.academia.edu/DarkoSuvin/Papers: 

A/ SF and Utopia/nism:  See “Darko Suvin: A Checklist of Printed Items that Concern Science Fiction,” in P. Parrinder ed., Learning  from  Other Worlds: Es­trangement,  Cognition  and  the Politics  of  Science  Fiction and Utopia, Liverpool UP & Duke UP, 2001, 272-90. His latest ones are:

  • “Reflections on What Remains of Zamyatin’s We after the Change of Leviathans: Must Collectivism Be Against People?” in Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium. Ed. M. Barr. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 2003, 51-81; augmented rpt. Contemporanea no. 1 (2003): 71-89 (German transl. in KultuRRevolution no. 47 (2004): 48-61; Croatian transl. in Književna smotra no. 132-33 [2004]: 35-49; Serbian transl. in D. Ajdačić and B. Jović eds., Slovenska naučna fantastika, Beograd: Inst. za književnost i umetnost, 2007, 29-68).
  • “Of  Starship Troopers and Refuseniks: War and Militarism in US Science Fiction,” in D. Suvin ed., annual Fictions (Rome) no. 3, special issue on US Science Fiction and War/ Militarism.  Pisa & Roma: IEPI, 2005, 107-54; rpt. of “Part 1 (1945-1974: Fordism),”in D.M. Hassler and C. Wilcox eds., New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Columbia SC: U of S. Carolina P, 2008, 115-44; “Part 2 (1975-2001: Post-Fordism, and Some Conclusions).” Extrapolation 48.1 (2007): 9-34 (Croatian transl. UBIQ no. 5 (2009): 175-226).
  • “Stanley Weinbaum: We’ve Met the Aliens and They Are Us.” Extrapolation 52.2 (2011): 227-45.
  •  “Darwinism, Left and Right: And Two S-F Probes.“ Foundation no. 109 (2010): 7-17; rpt.in Carlo Pagetti ed., Darwin nel tempo. Quaderni di Acme 127. Milano: Cisalpino, 2011, 251-64.
  • A Note on Ursula K. Le Guin and Her Declaration of the Arts’ Independence from Capitalism” [intro to her speech at Nat. Book Awards 2014]. Kamen’ no.  28 (2016): 99-102 (Italian transl. E. Stacchiotti Binni ibidem 103-07; Croatian transl. T. Paić-Vukić, Gordogan no. 29-30 [2015]: 229-30).

Published at https://independent.academia.edu/DarkoSuvin:

  • CONSIDERING THE SENSE OF “FANTASY” OR “FANTASTIC FICTION”: AN EFFUSION (1999-2001, 21,780 words)
  • WAR AND MILITARISM IN SF (2005, 24,200 + 2,390 words)
  • ON U.K. LE GUIN’S “SECOND EARTHSEA TRILOGY” AND ITS COGNITIONS: A COMMENTARY (2006, 8,200 words)

B/ Brecht and Drama/Theatre: includes To Brecht and Beyond (1984), Lessons of Japan (1996), and many articles in books and periodicals such as Brecht Yearbook, The Drama Review, Dreigroschenheft, Modern Drama, Travail théâtral, Versus. They include “Revelation vs.  Conflict: A Lesson from Nô Plays for a Comparative Dramaturgy.” Theatre J. 46.4 (1994): 523‑38; “Centennial Politics: On Jameson on Brecht on Method.” New Left Review 1999; “On the Epistemology and Pragmatics of Intercultural Theatre Studies,” in G. Berghaus ed., New Approaches to Theatre Studies and Performance Analysis, Niemeyer 2001; “Bertolt Brecht: The Manifesto” [transl.] and “On Brecht’s The Manifesto: Comments for Readers in English.” Socialism and Democracy 16.1 (2002): 1-31, http://sdonline.org/31/the-manifesto/ and
http://sdonline.org/31/on-brechts-the-manifesto-comments-for-readers-in-english1/ (2nd item in different German version as “Brechts Gedichtfassung des Kommunistischen Manifests.” Transl. S. Regler. Das Argument no. 282 (2009): 607-15), http://www.linksnet.de/files/pdf/DA282_suvin.pdf;

. Published at https://independent.academia.edu/DarkoSuvin:

— EMOTION, BRECHT, EMPATHY VS. SYMPATHY See variant as BRECHT: STANCE AGENCY AND EMOTIONS.
–DEITY VS. WARRIOR NÔ PLAYS: REVELATION, NOT CONFLICT
–ON THE EPISTEMOLOGY AND PRAGMATICS OF INTERCULTURAL THEATRE STUDIES, WITH BROOK’S MAHABHARATA AS NEGATIVE EXAMPLE

 

C/ Political Epistemology: actually, in a wide sense, this includes, in an often timid and undeveloped form, probably most of my writings, especially those of a generalising nature; however,  strictly it includes: 

–Defined by a Hollow: Essays on Utopia, Science Fiction, and Political Epistemology, P. Lang 2010; Kje smo? Kam gremo?, Založba Sophia 2010, and Gdje smo? Kuda idemo? Hrvatsko Filozofsko društvo, 2006 [Where Are We? What Are We Coming to?: For a Political Epistemology of Salvation. 5 of the  essays in Croatian as Gdje smo? Kuda idemo?: Za političku epistemologiju spasa. Transl. M. Krivak. Zagreb: Hrvatsko Filozofsko društvo, 2006.].

–Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters. Ed. Ph.E. Wegner. Vashon Island WA 98070 Paradoxa, 2011;

–In Leviathan’s Belly: Essays for a Counter-Revolutionary Time, Baltimore MD: Wildside P for Borgo P, 2012;

articles in books and periodicals such as Das Argument, KultuRRevolution, New Left Review, Rethinking Marxism, Socialism & Democracy. They include  “Exploring “Terror/ism”: Numinosity, Killings, Horizons.” Socialism  & Democracy 19.1 (2005): 94-118.http://sdonline.org/37/exploring-terrorism-numinosity-killings-horizons/; “Capitalism Means/Needs War,” from In Leviathan’s Belly, http://sdonline.org/32/capitalism-meansneeds-war/; “Introductory Pointers toward an Economics  of  Physical and Political Negentropy,” Herakleion 2010 IIPPE Conference, www.iippe.org/wiki/images/e/ee/CONF_ENV_Suvin.pdf;  „On Class Relationships in Yugoslavia 1945-74, with a Hypothesis about the Ruling Class.“ Debatte 20: 1 (April 2012): 37-71, www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0965156X.2012.747473; Croatian transl. in S. Pulig ed., “Aktiv br. 5-6”, prilog Novosti  12.X 2012, pp. 10-17, http://www.novossti.com/category/aktiv/, and Introduction in „O pojmu klase“ in Mali zarez, in Zarez br. 328, 15.II 2012, 13pp  and  „Splendours and Miseries of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (1945-74)”. Socialism and Democracy 27.1 (2013): 161-89, http://sdonline.org/61/splendours-and-miseries-of-the-communist-party-of-yugoslavia-1945-741/ ; “From theArcheology of Marxism and Communism:” Pt. 1 “Phases  and Characteristics of Marxism/s,” Pt. 2 “On  the Concept and Role of the Communist Party: Prehistory and the Epoch of October Revolution.” Debatte 21.2-3 (2013): 279-311,www.tandfonline.com/eprint/bTAsK6zweeEjtwYnMwVN/full; “Communism Can Only Be Radical Plebeian Democracy.” (forthcoming in International Critical Thought); “Splendours, Miseries, and Potentialities  of Socialist  Yugoslavia  (The Berlin Theses).”(shorter version forthcoming in Socialism and Democracy). — and half a dozen unpublished recent essays, mostly available for downloading.at https://independent.academia.edu/DarkoSuvin/Papers

Published here: 

 – ERKENNTNIS: KEYSTONES FOR AN EPISTEMOLOGY (11 THESES AND 1 INDICATION)

– WHERE ARE WE: AND A RADICAL WAY OUT

– EPISTEMOLOGICO – POLITICAL MEDITATIONS ON SCIENCE, NARRATION/POETRY, AND POLITICS

– POLITY OR DISASTER: FROM INDIVIDUALIST SELF TOWARD PERSONAL VALENCIES AND COLLECTIVE SUBJECTS

D/ SFR Yugoslavia

– THE ECONOMICO – POLITICAL PROSPECTS OF BORIS KIDRIČ: A BETRAYED DISALIENATION

– COMMUNICATING VESSELS: FORMS, POLITICS, HISTORY INTERVIEW WITH DARKO SUVIN

E/ Sundry (East Asia, Narrative Theory, Other)

Narrative Theory

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

– ON THE HORIZONS OF PARODY

East Asia

– ON AGENTIAL ANALYSIS, TYPES, AND CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVEL

– THE SOUL AND THE SENSE: MEDITATIONS ON ROLAND BARTHES ON JAPAN, A PROPOS OF THE EMPIRE OF SIGNS

See also POLITY OR DISASTER: FROM INDIVIDUALIST SELF TOWARD PERSONAL VALENCIES AND COLLECTIVE SUBJECTS

Other

ON COGNITIVE EMOTIONS AND TOPOLOGICAL IMAGINATION

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