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Prof. D. Suvin, F.R.S.C.

Emeritus, McGill University, Montréal QC, Canada

[, Lucca, Italy]

Blogs: papers, in Croato-serbian

              DARKO R. SUVIN, PERSONAL RESUME (5-2018)

PERSONAL DATA: Born  1930 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. Married, no children. University teacher, literary and theatre critic, poet and writer. Studied at Zagreb University, Univ. of Bristol (U.K.), the Sorbonne (France), and Yale Univ. (U.S.A.). Degrees: B.A., M.A. (equiv.), M.Sc. (equiv.) and Ph. D. (Zagreb).

FIELDS: Comparative Literature and Dramaturgy, Cultural Theory; European and Japanese Dramaturgy, Brecht; Utopian and Science Fiction; Political Epistemology.

PAST POSITIONS: Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb Univ. (1959‑67); vice‑president of the Union Inter­nationale des Théâtres Universitaires, Zurich, Switzerland (1962‑65); member, Croat National Theatre Board (1962‑64), Nat. Library Board (1963‑65); art director, International Student Theatre Festival, Zagreb (1967); Assistant, later Associate and Full Professor of English, McGill Univ. (1968‑99); programming co‑chair, Science Fiction Research Association conference, Toronto (1971); chair, International Symposium on H.G. Wells and Science Fiction, Montreal (1971); member of Executive Committee, International Science Fic­tion Research Assn. (1970‑73); editorial consultant, Brecht Jahrbuch, International Brecht Society (1971‑81); co‑editor of  Science‑Fiction Studies (1973‑81), publisher of same (1978‑81), contributing editor (1981‑96); chair, MLA Special Sessions   on Science Fiction (1975 and 1976); member of Executive Committee, Canadian Group for the Study of Para‑Literature (1976‑80); editorial advisor, The Wellsian, Journal of the H.G. Wells Society (1976‑81); cross‑appointed as professor in Comparative Literature Program, McGill Univer­sity (1976‑92); vice‑president, Science Fiction Research Assn. (1977‑78); member of organizing and contact committee, joint meeting of the American and Canadian Comp. Lit. Assn.s, Montreal, Oct. 1978; chair, Interna­tional Congress on Science Fiction and Criticism, Univ. di Palermo (1978); chair, session on The Novel and Literary Sociology, 9th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Assn., Innsbruck (1979); chair, session on Science Fiction, Congress of Soviet and East European Studies, Garmisch 1980; chair, session 4 on “Oral and Written Literature,” 11th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Assn., Paris 1985; Vice‑President, Int’l Brecht Society (1984‑88) and N. American coordinator of its 1986 Hong Kong triennial conference; editor, Literary Research/ Recherche littéraire, Internat. Comparative Lit. Assn. review organ, 1986‑94, co‑editor 1994‑95 (earlier assoc. edi­tor); secretary, Committee of Concerned Scholars, McGill Univ. (1987‑88); co‑chair, session “Lit. Theory II,” 13th ICLA Congress, Tôkyô 1992; chair, session “Japan and the West,” 14th ICLA Congress in Edmonton, 1995.

Visiting Lecturer, English Dept., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, USA (1967‑68); Visiting Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Indiana Univ., Bloomington IN, USA (Summer 1968);  Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge U, 1973/74;  Fellow of University College, London, 1980/81; Visiting Professor, Univ. of Rome, English and French Institutes (Spring 1982); Afd. Literaturwetenschap, Kath. Univ. Leuven (Spring 1986); Institut für Theaterwiss., Ruhr‑Univ. Bochum (Germany), Spring 1989; Visiting Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Univ. of Alberta, Winter 1992; Killam Award Fellow of the Canada Council, 1992‑94; Nat. Science Council Distinguished Foreign Visitor in Taiwan (RoC), March 1994; Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Australian Nat.Univ., Summer 1997; Adenauer Award Fellow, Humboldt Foundation 1997‑2000; Honorary Visiting Professor, Dept.s  of English and History, Reading Univ. (UK), 1999‑2002:.Visiting Professor, Facoltà di Lettere, Univ. di Trento, 2000; Visiting Professor, Fakultät Medien u. Gestaltung, Bauhaus-Uni. (Weimar), 2000.

Fellow of Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences) from 1986.

PRESENT POSITION: Emeritus Professor, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada. Research associate, Dip. di anglistica, Univ. di Pisa, Italy; membro  del Collegio, Dottorato in Italianistica, Dipt. di l e l moderne e comparate, Univ. Roma 2 ‑ Tor Vergata.  Member of P.E.N. Club italiano (Milano).

Contributing editor Dichtungsring (Germany, 1988‑‑). Member of Management Comm. of Literary Research Foundation of Canada; Advisory Board, Utopian Studies, Conflitti globali, UBIQ [Zagreb],  and

LANGUAGES: spoken‑‑Croatian or Serbian, English, French, Italian, German, Russian, less and less Japanese; read‑‑Spanish, classical, a number of other European languages.

PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL (to 2001): At theatre, drama, science fiction, and theory of literature conferences and seminars, also as jury or panel member and guest lecturer; including radio and TV talks in Zagreb, Paris, London, Munich, Rome, Toronto, New York, Milano, etc. Lectured on modern drama and theatre, theory of literature and cultural discourse,  utopian and science  fiction, etc., at many universities and professional meetings, among others: the MLA Annual Meeting (7 times); Congress of the International Comparative Literature Assn. (5 times); International Brecht Society Symposium (6 times); Canadian Learned Societies annual meeting (3 times); Colloquium of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences & Arts‑‑JAZU (twice); Symposium on Literary Theory, Hong Kong Univ.; Conference of the British Comp. Lit. Assn.; Conference of the European Assn. for American Studies; Symposium of Bakhtin studies (twice); annual meeting of American Theatre Assn.; Int’l Congress of Utopian Studies (Italy) and Society of Utopian Studies Annual Meeting (3 times); SF Research Assn. annual meeting (4 times); Jerusalem Theatre Conference 1986; Conference on  Popular Culture at Meiji U.; annual SF Seminar, Ochanomizu (Japan); Rethinking Marxism conference (twice); Colston Symposium on Theatre and Drama Studies (Bristol). Also, repeatedly, at 8 universities in Canada, including Alberta, UBC, and Toronto; over 35 universities and colleges in USA, including California at Berkeley, Irvine, La Jolla, and UCLA, Columbia, Cornell, Drexel, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York U., Pittsburgh, S. Clara, S.M.U., Stanford, Temple, Texas at Austin, Tulane, U.S.C., Washington, Wisconsin, and Yale (USA); Birmingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Surrey, and Warwick (UK); Théâtre des Nations, Paris III and XIII, E.H.E.S.S., Nice, and Picardie (France); Innsbruck (Austria); Humboldt, Literaturforum im Brecht‑Haus, Frankfurt, Giessen, Hamburg, Kassel, Erlangen, Mannheim, Köln, Mainz, München, Phant. Bibliotek Wetzlar, Bauhaus Weimar (Germany); Amsterdam and Utrecht (The Netherlands); in Italy, including Bari, Bologna, Catania, Firenze, Milano (Statale and IULM), Orientale (Napoli), Palermo,  Pavia, Pisa, Roma I, II, and III, Salerno, Torino, Trento, Urbino, Venezia, Verona; Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway), Genève, Lausanne, Zürich (Switzerland), Lisbon (Portugal) and Estremadura (Spain), Zagreb, Ljubljana and Beograd (ex-Yugoslavia); Delhi Univ. (3 colleges), First Conference of Comparative Indian Litera­ture and India International Centre, both in Delhi, and Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad (India); Hong Kong U. and Chinese U. of Hong Kong; Foreign Languages U, Shanghai (PR China); Tel Aviv Univ., Haifa Univ., Bar‑Ilan Univ.  (Israel); Int’l Christian U., Waseda U., Keio U., Kansai U., Seijô U., Rikkyo U., Aoyama U., Tsuda College,  Deutsche Ost‑Asien Ges. (Japan); Monash U, UNSW, Sturt U, ANU, and Cook U (Australia); Athens U and Aristotle U (Greece).

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Various grants from Yugoslav & international bodies during studies; Ford Foundation grant in the USA, 1965‑66; from 1969 on, Canada Council (SSHRC of Canada) research grants (9 times, for 1 to 3 years each), leave fellowships (5 times), travel grants, international representation grants; McGill Humani­ties research grants most years 1969‑89. Québec FCAC grantee as principal co‑investigator in team research 1975 and 1976; Japan Foundation research grant May‑August 1988; Saison Foundation (Japan) grant in Spring 1992; Killam Foundation; Adenauer Prize Award by the Humboldt Foundation (Bonn) 1997.

Pilgrim Award by the Science Fiction Research Assn. for scholarly contribution to the field, 1979. Book Metamorphoses of Science Fiction chosen as one of the “Outstanding Academic Books 1979” by Choice magazine, May 1980. Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall College (Cambridge UK) in 1973‑74, of University College (London UK) in 1980‑81; Visiting Research Fellow of Tokyo University 1990‑91, of Rikkyo University (Tokyo) 1994. Lyman Tower Sargent Award for “Distinguished Scholarship in Utopian Studies” by the Society for Utopian Studies 2013.

(Non‑academic) Poetry prizes in competitions: first prize of magazine Haiku Zasshi Zô (Dec. 1984), of Ursus Press New Poets 4 anthology (1985), of Ursus Press Jan. ’85 competition, and of WPBS Poetry (Ottawa) 1985; second prize of magazine Amelia for Oriental Forms (Oct. ’84) and of Ursus Press (Feb. ’85); prize for poetry manuscript by Culture Assn. of Federal Republic Croatia (Yugoslavia, Feb. ’86); several honorable mentions.

BIOGRAPHICAL OR CRITICAL LITERATURE ON D.S. (selected; more items  up to 1998 about SF and utopia can be found in “Darko Suvin: A Checklist…” listed under 2000 in Publications, 288-90). Copies sent by editors’ press services without full info are marked with “?”.

Number of entries in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index… [in their style of counting, but subtracting self‑citations]: 1975‑79: 88; 1980‑84: 139; 1985‑89: 104; 1990‑94: 96; 1995‑mid-98:  29, in all 456.

The most cited work was Metamorphoses of Science Fiction. Web of Science (including the Arts & Humanities Citation Index), indexes 424 scholarly journal articles up to 2014 that cite/reference Metamorphoses; at least 226 of those citations have occurred since 1993. This is by strict definition of “scholarly,” for the entries in English only are surely above 630. Proquest lists 304 dissertations and theses that cite it, including 206  between 2000 and 2014.

The complete library and biographical papers of DS have been donated to the Università Statale di Milano and are being gradually transferred there. The 3 sections of Biographica, SF and Utopian Fiction, and Drama and Theatre will be housed at the archive Centro Apice, see, while other fiction and criticism will be in the outlying library of the Polo di Mediazione Interculturale e Comunicazione, Piazza I. Montanelli 14, 20099 Sesto S. Giovanni (MI); see internet

Vladimir Popović. “SF — literatura.” Vjesnik 8/8/1965, p. 8. [On Od Lukijana do Lunjika]

“d”. “Neobično i originalno.” Večernji list 12/8/1965, p. 5. [On Od Lukijana do Lunjika]

Tomislav Kurelec. “Izuzetan dogadjaj. Darko Suvin: Dva vida dramaturgije.”    Studentski list no. 13 (1965) 10-11.

Viktor Žmegač. “Darko Suvin, Dva vida dramaturgije.” Problèmes des genres littéraires 8.2 (1966): 118‑21.

James Blish. [Introductory note to] D. Suvin, “The Science Fiction Novel in 1969,” in J. Blish ed., Nebula Award Stories Five. New York: Doubleday, and London: Gollancz, 1970, 193, and New York: Pocket Books, 1972, 152.

  1. Schuyler Miller. „Other Worlds, Other Seas, by Darko Suvin.“ Analog/Astouding (Sept. 1971): 162-67.

Nikola Batušić. Hrvatska drama od Demetra do Šenoe. Zagreb: NZH, 1976, 38-39, 130-32.

Ion Hobana. “Science Fiction Studies.” Cahiers roumains d’études littéraires 176 (1976): 134-36.

Pat[rick] Parrinder. “The Black Wave.” Radical Science J. no. 5 (1977): 45-61.

Zoran Živković. “Izučavanje naučne fantastike u Jugoslaviji” [“SF Research in Yugoslavia”], in  Andromeda SF 2. Beograd: BIGZ, 1977, 385‑401.

Shelley Cox. [Review of the Science‑Fiction Studies journal.] Serials Review (Oct.‑Dec. 1978): 17‑18.

Directory of American Scholars, Vol. 2. 1978.

Livres at auteurs Québécois 1977. Québec: Les Presses de l’Univ. Laval, 1978.

Alan Myers. “After the Thaw: A Russian Torrent of SF.” Foundation no. 13 (1978): 109-10 [on  Russian SF 1956-74].

The Pilgrim Award 1979: Darko Suvin. Science Fiction Research Assn. pamphlet. Pp. 2-3: DS, “Pilgrim Award Acceptance Speech; pp. 3-4 : Elizabeth Cummins Cogell. “In Honour of….”

Franz Rottensteiner. “Darko Suvin — Metamorphoses of Science Fiction.” Quarber Merkur no. 52 (Jan. 1980): 81-82.

Elizabeth Cummins Cogell. “A Hopeful Art or an Artful Hope?” Essays in Arts and Sciences 9 (Aug. 1980): 235‑46.

Tom Shippey. “The Hegemonic Novum.” Times Literary Supplement 9 May 1980: 519.

Tom J. Lewis. “Darko Suvin. Metamorphoses of Science Fiction.” World Literature Today (Autumn 1980): ?.

Alfons Knauth. Invarianz und Variabilität literarischer Texte. Amsterdam: Grüner, 1981, 254‑55, 272, and passim [on my Beckett essay].

Stephen Gresham. “Metamorphoses of Science Fiction…. By Darko Suvin.” Southern Humanities R no. ?  (1981): 189-90.

Kenneth M. Roemer. “Utopia: Alphabetized, Analyzed, Edited, and Listed.” American Literary Realism 1870‑1910 14.1 (1981): 126‑28.

J.‑P. Vernier. “Metamorphoses of Science Fiction.” Ėtudes anglaises 34.3 (1981): 331.

Novy Kapadia and Neeraj Malick. “A Genius Calls.” International Courier [Delhi] (March 1984): 52.

Brian Stableford. “A Monumental Work.” Science Fiction & Fantasy R. no. 66 (1984): 33‑34.

Herbert Sussman. “Victorian Science Fiction.” Science‑Fiction Studies 11 (1984): 324‑28.

Takayuki Tatsumi. “Darko Suvin tono Taiwa: Cordwainer Smith kara New  Wave made” [An Interview with Darko Suvin: From  Cordwainer Smith to the New Wave] (English in Science‑Fiction Studies no. 36 [1985]: 202‑08) and at 36interview.htm;  and “Bokenteki SF Gakusha no Shozo” [A Note on  the   Interview: Portrait of a Very Radical SF Scholar-Critic, or A Critical Study of  Darko Suvin). SF no Hon [The Book of Science Fiction, Tokyo] no. 8 (Oct. 1985): 180‑90 and 191‑202.

John Rouse. “Darko Suvin. To Brecht and Beyond.” Comparative Drama 19.4 (1985‑86): 386‑87.

Adresar pisaca Jugoslavije, s.v. Suvin. Novi Sad: Savez književnika Jugoslavije, 1986, 705‑06.

Contemporary Authors. “Suvin, Darko….” New Rev. Series Vol. 16. Detroit: Gale Research, 1986, 379‑80 [apparently also in Vol. 19 (1985?): 379-80, and in vol. 89-92].

Hans‑Joachim Schulz. Science Fiction. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1986, 70‑77 and passim.

Janelle Reinelt. [Review of To Brecht and Beyond.] Theatre J. 38.3 (1986): 378‑79.

Stanko Lasić. Mladi Krleža i njegovi kritičari. Zagreb: Globus, 1987, 528‑29 and 607‑08.

Kazuko Yamada. “SF and Theatre: An Interview With Darko Suvin.” Foundation (London) no. 44 (1988/89): 33‑41 (Japanese original as “Betsu no sekai = Arikata no kanōsei no tansaku [Other Worlds = the Search for Other Possibilities of Existence]” partly in Dokushojin [The Reader] no. 1721 [Feb. 22, 1988]: 3).

Bryan N.S. Gooch. “Integrality” [review of The Long March]. Canadian Literature no. 117 (1988): 54‑55.

Lise Leibacher‑Ouvrard. Libertinage et utopies sous le règne de Louis XIV. Genève: Droz, 1989, 10‑12.

Judith Catton. “Suvin’s Best Work.” SFRA Newsletter no. 173 (1989): 23‑24.

Horst  Pukallus. “An Interview With Darko Suvin.” Science-Fiction Studies 18.2 (1991): 253-61, available at (briefer original “Ein Gespräch mit Darko Suvin.“ Das Science Fiction Jahr 5 (1990): 264-79).

Curtis C. Smith. “Darko Suvin. Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction….” Modern Fiction Studies 35.2 (1989): 400.

DGAVL Mitteilungen 1990.  „Beispiel eines Seminarplans:… Darko Suvin, McGill University, Montreal.“ S.l.: Deutsche Ges. für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, 1990, 106-13.

Branka Džebić. “Arkadija D. Suvina” [review of Armirana Arkadija]. Vjesnik June 26/6/1990: 11.

Raimund Borgmeier. “Objectives and Methods in the Analysis of SF” [review of the Science‑Fiction Studies journal]. Science‑Fiction Studies 17.3 (1990): 383‑91.

John Huntington. “Newness, Neuromancer, and the End of Narrative,” in T. Shippey ed., Fictional Space. English Assn. Essays and Studies 1990. Oxford: Blackwell, and Atlantic Highlands NJ: Humanities P, 1991, 59‑75.

Carl D. Malmgren. Worlds Apart. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1991, 4, 7‑8, 11, 28‑31, 175, and passim.

Yôichi Ohhashi. “Yakusha atogaki” [“Translator’s Afterword”] to SF no hen’yô. Tôkyô: Kokubun‑Sha, 1991, 471‑78.

Elizabeth Cummins. “Suvin, Darko. Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction….” Extrapola­tion (Spring 1991): 87‑91.

Michael Hulse. “Tricks With Knives” [review of The Long March].  PN Review 17.5 (1991):  63‑64.

D.D. Kilgore. “The Blue‑and‑Not‑Yellow Sun” [review of Positions…]. Science‑Fiction Studies  18.1 (1991): 116‑21.

Carlo Pagetti. “Teatro e altri misteri” [interview with Darko Suvin]. l’Unità Jan. 3, 1990, 14.

Sibila Petlevski. “Jedrenje intelektonauta” [review of Armirana Arkadija]. Republika 47. 9‑10 (1991): 267‑71.

Tom Shippey. “Learning To Read Science Fiction,” in idem ed., Fictional Space. Oxford:  Blackwell, and Atlantic Highlands NJ: Humanities P, 1991, 1-33 [esp. 9-14].

Niijima Susumu, et al. “Tokushu SF no hen’yo o homu” [Reading Metamorphoses of SF].  Horizm [Tôkyô] no. 21 (1992?): 23‑70.

Chang Huei‑keng. “Polyglot Scholar Darko Suvin Visits Taiwan” [in Chinese]. Lian He Bao [United Daily News] (Taipei) March 11, 1994.

Damien Broderick. Reading by Starlight. London: Routledge, 1995, 31‑36, 51‑52, and passim.

Lada Čale Feldman. “Darko Suvin’s Theater Semiotics between Cultural Criti­cism and Literary Theory.” Znakolog 6‑7 (1994‑95): 221‑42.

Ágnes Ivacs. ”Happenings and Other Acts (review).” html

Vittorio Roda. I fantasmi della ragione. Napoli: Liguori, 1996, 93‑95, 125‑26, 156‑57, and passim.

“SUVIN, Dr. Darko R.,” in BEST North America. Online www/ sf/BEST/best/1235736/ 1240125/data2. Acces­sion no. 233219. 22/8/1997

Charles Elkins. “Reassessing the Work of a Major Utopian Theorist.” Science‑Fiction Studies 25.1 (1998): 110‑11.

Veronica Hollinger. “Contemporary Trends in SF Criticism, 1998‑1999.” Science‑Fiction Studies 26.2 (1999): 233.

Simon C. Estok. “DARKO SUVIN. Lessons of Japan.” Canadian R. of Comparative Literature 26.2 (1999): 313-16.

Dušica Lukić. “U igri fantazije.” Detinjstvo no. 1-2 (2000), available at

Learning  from  Other Worlds: Estrangement,  Cognition and  the Politics  of  Science  Fiction and Utopia. Ed. Patrick Parrinder. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2000 & Durham: Duke UP, 2001. 312pp.

“Darko Suvin: Checklist of Printed Items that Concern Science Fiction (with Utopian Fiction)…,” in Learning (above),  272-290 [179 items up to 1998, not counting reprints and translations].

Patrick Parrinder. “Learning from Other Worlds” and “Revisiting Suvin’s Poetics of Science Fiction,“ in Learning (above), 1-16 and 36-50.

Tom Moylan. “’Look into the dark’:  On Dystopia and the Novum,” in Learning (above),  51-71; variant version in his  Scraps of the Untainted Sky. Boulder: Westview P, 2000, 42-48, 63-64, 75-77, 136-37, 150-52, 299, and passim.

Adam Roberts. Science Fiction. London: Routledge, 2000, 7-10, 16-18, 59, 64.

Bo Fowler. “The Science of Fiction.” New Humanist March 1, 2001 available at

Jimmy McCroy. “Learning from Other Worlds.” SFRA R. no. 252 (2001): 9-10.

[Interview with Christos  Xanthakis.] Eleuterotypia [Athens] Dec. 5, 2001, pp. 42-44.

Alcena M.D. Rogan. “Learning from Other Worlds.”  South Atlantic R. 67.2 (2002): 105-08.

Sonia Fritzsche. Utopian Studies Jan. 2002 [rev. of For Lack of Knowledge]

Fredric Jameson. Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. London & New York: Verso, 2005, xiv, 63, 257, 282,  410, 414-15.

Hermann Ritter. “Inklings Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik.” Magira: Jahrbuch zur Fantasy 2004. Eds. H. Ritter et al. s.l., 430-32 [on the transl. of my essay on Tolkien].

Sheryl Vint. “Marleen Barr, ed. Envisioning the Future….” Extrapolation 46.1 (2005): 144-49  [on DS essay about Zamyatin’s We]

Domenico Gallo. “Maniscalco Basile/ Suvin: Nuovissime mappe dell’inferno.” Pulp no 59 (2006): 54.

Alcena M.D. Rogan. “The Actual Qualities of Imaginative Things: U.S. War / Militarism and Science Fiction.” Science Fiction Studies vol. 33.2 (2006),

Matko Meštrović.Kako iz distopije?“ Zarez [Zagreb] March 8, 2007, 42? [review of book Gdje smo?]

  1.  Giulia Fabi. “Italian  Contributions. ”  American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 2005. Ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2007, 499-500 [on Fictions 2005 issue].

Marijan Krivak. “Za političku epistemologiju spasa Darka Suvina” [For DS’s Political Epistemology of Salvation]. Gordogan (Zagreb) no. 15-18 (2008-09): 192-96,

Bojan Jović. “Darko Suvin, prvi put među Srbima.” Književna istorija 41 (2009): 137-38 [on Naučna fantastika, spoznaja, sloboda].

Phillip Wegner. “Darko Suvin,” entry in 50 Key Figures in Science Fiction. Eds. Mark Bould et al.  NY & L: Routledge, 2009; expanded version transl. into Croatian in Zarez [Zagreb] 12.293, Oct. 14, 2010, 40-41.

Phillip E. Wegner. “Preface: Emerging from the Flood in Which We are Sinking…,” in Darko Suvin,  Defined by a Hollow. Oxford: P. Lang, 2010, xv-xxxiii.

Canadian Who’s Who 45  (2010): 1265 (also as CD ROM) [also up to 2017].

Interview with Andres Lomeña on Metamorphoses of Science Fiction or Archives — March 2011; Extrapolation 53.2 (2012): 241-43,) doi:10.3828/extr.2012.12; now in Andres Lomeña Cantos. “Entrevista con Darko Suvin,” in his Ficcionología. S.l.: Dado Ed., [2017?]

Phillip E. Wegner. “Foreword: Crossing the Border with Darko Suvin,” in Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters. Ed. Ph.E. Wegner. Vashon Island WA 98070: Paradoxa, 2011, 9-19.

Gerry Canavan. “Marxism as Science Fiction.” Reviews in Cultural Theory 1.1 (2010): 4 electronic pp., accessed 14/9/2010.

Carlo Pagetti. “Znanstveno-fantastične transformacije Darka Suvina” [“The S-F Transformations of DS”]. Transl. Marija Mrčela. Zarez  no. 294 of 28. X 2010, p. 33.

Srećko Pulig. „Kada nema komunizma.“ Novosti [Zagreb] of 18.XII 2010, p. ?,

Johannes Rüster. “Summa phantastica: Darko Suvin und die Science Fiction.” Inklings-Jahrbuch 19 (2011): 315-17.

Vjeran Katunarić. „Utopija i spas: svjetovi Darka Suvina.“ Zarez 13.303, Feb. 17, 2011, 38.

Tonči Valentić. „Pionir teorije SF-a.“ Zarez 13.303, Feb. 17, 2011, 39

Carl Freedman. “An Adorno for Our Time.” Extrapolation 52.1 (2011): 110-16.

Ante Jerić. “Igra začudnosti i spoznaje.”

Roberto Ciccarelli. “Gli esploratori del pianeta Utopia.” Il Manifesto, 29.5.2011, p. 10 [interview].

Barbara Holland-Cunz. “Suvin, Darko. Defined by a Hollow.” Das Argument no. 293 (2011): 596-97.

Silvestar Mileta. “Znanstvenofantastično naslijeđe Darka Suvina” [The S-F Heritage of DS]. Republika no. 10-12 (2011): 109-42.

Lada Čale Feldman. „Brecht, Barthes, Suvin.“ Republika no. 10-12 (2011): 194-210.

Luigi Cazzato. “DARKO SUVIN, Defined by a Hollow….” La Nuova ricerca no. 20 (2011): 323-24 [Italian].

Arima Michiko.  “A New Horizon of Intercultural Stances” [review of Lessons of Japan].  English Literature R no.56 (2012): 52-68.

Mark Bould. “From Llanvihangel Crucorney and Zagreb to the Stars!: Raymond Williams and Darko Suvin on SF.” Science Fiction Studies 39 (2012):  304-12 [review of Defined].

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Gerry Canavan. „Defined as a Hollow“ [review article]. Historical Materialism 21.1 (2013):  209-16.

Silvestar Mileta.”O vazda mladim svjetovima.” UBIQ br. 13 (2013): 244-47 [review of Preživjeti Potop].

Phillip E. Wegner. Shockwaves of Possibility: Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014, 9-13, 18-19, 35, 44-45, 47-48, 63, 70, 185.

[Salvatore Proietti ed.] “Forum: una presentazione di DS.” Anarres no. 2 (2014), [discussion of Defined: Daniela Guardamagna. “Un Walter Benjamin dei nostri tempi.”; Riccardo Capoferro. “Lo storicismo di Suvin.”; Giovanni Maniscalco Basile. “Defined by a Hollow, DS e il nuovo Leviatano.”; S. Proietti. “Lezioni dalla fantascienza.”: DS & SP. “DS – Pubblicazioni in lingua italiana o in Italia.”]

Daniela Marcheschi. „La  ‘colomba di un diluvio diverso’: leggendo Darko Suvin.“ Kamen’ no. 44 (2014): 43-50 [discussion of „Tu, Giacomo Leopardi“].

Krunoslav Stojaković. “Socijalistička demokracija odozdo… sve je ostalo varka”. Zarez br. 384, 22.V 2014, p. 39; [review of book Samo jednom…].

Lino Veljak. “Kako su propali Jugoslavija i socijalizam?” Republika [Bgd] no. 586-87 (2014): 27 [review of book Samo jednom…].

  „Učiti od Jugoslavije” [intervju sa S.Puligom]. [on book Samo jednom…; abbrev. in Novosti 24.V 2014, pp. 18-19).

Samizdatek: The Masha and Jacques Sayag Collection of Russian Samizdats. „Darko Suvin.“ [Brief description of 2 DS English MS. circulating in USSR in typescript and theri role; apparently the one on „the Strugatskys’ Fiction“ was translated intor Russian and circulated in samzidat.]. Accessed 2015 and 17/11/2016.

P[eter] N[icholls]. „Suvin, Darko.“ SFE – The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Accessed Dec. 15, 2015.

Aldo Milohnić. “O prometejski brechtologiji Darka Suvina,” in D. Suvin, Brechtovo ustvarjanje in horizont komunizma. Ljubljana: Mestno gledališče ljubljansko, 2016, 369-99.

Krešimir Zovak. „Darko Suvin – Samo jednom se ljubi.3k [Zagreb] no. 2 (2015): 196-200.

Zorica Djergović-Joksimović. „Intervju: Darko Suvin,“ in D. Igrošanac and M. Jakovljević eds.,   Književna fantastika: Almanah 2016, 157-66.

Zorica Djergović-Joksimović.  “Darko Suvin, Samo jednom se ljubi….” Sociologija [Beograd]  58. 1 (2016):  165-69; _download ?stdlang=ser_lat

Fredric Jameson. „Introduction to Darko Suvin, Splendour, Misery, and Potentialities: An Xray of Socialist Yugoslavia.” also in that book at Brill; Croatian as  “Pouke jedinstvenog socijalizma: Uvod u novu knjigu Darka Suvina, refleksivnu historiju socijalističke Jugoslavije.” Prev. Marija Čačić. Zarez no. 429?, 21/4/2016.),

Zorica Đergović-Joksimović. „The Poetry of Estrangement or Utopia Suviniana.”  Utopian Studies 28.1 (2017): 45-71.

Lev Kreft. “Glasovi s komunističnega horizonta.” Amfiteater [Ljubljana] 5. 1 (116-21): 2017.

Blaž Gselman. “Brechtova odprta dramaturgija: gledališče za razredno družbo.” Dialogi [Maribor] 53. 3-4 (134-37): 2017.

Silvestar Mileta. ”Alternativna povijest: Wegnerova konceptualizacija podžanra u okviru utopijskih studija.” UBIQ br. 20 (2017): 236-51.

  1. SUVIN, SELECT LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (pages of first edn.)

Most articles after 1984 are available as computer file.


Dva vida dramaturgije (Two Aspects of Dramaturgy), essays on  theatre. Zagreb: razlog, 1964. 183p.

Od Lukijana do Lunjika (From Lucian to the Lunik), historical survey and anthology of science fic­tion. Zagreb: Epoha, 1965. 566p.

Uvod u Brechta (An Introduction to Brecht). Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 1970. 290p.

Russian Science Fiction 1956‑1974: A Bibliography. Elizabethtown NY: Dragon P, 1976. viii+73p.

Dramatika Iva Vojnovića. Dubrovnik (special issue entirely devoted to this text) no. 5/6 (1977): 2‑370.

Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre. New Haven & Lon­don: Yale UP, 1979.  xviii+317p. (earlier, much shorter French version as Pour  une poétique de la science‑fiction, transl. Gilles Rénault, Montréal: Les Presses de  l’Univ. du Québec, 1977; German, shortened by one chapter,  as Poetik der Science‑Fiction, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1979; Spanish as Metamorfosis de la ciencia ficción, transl. Federico Patán López, Mexi­co: Fondo  de cultura economica, 1984 and 1987; Italian as Le Metamorfosi della  fantascienza, transl. Lia Guerra, Bologna: II Mulino,   1985; Japanese as SF no hen’yô, Tôkyô: Kokubun‑Sha, 1991; Croatian as Metamorfoze znanstvene fantastike, Zagreb: Profil, 2010, 439pp., ISBN 978-953-319-118-8; Chinese as Ke Huan Xiao Shuo Bian Xing Ji, transl. Ding Suping et al., ed. Shu Wei, Hefei (Anhui): Anhui Art and Literature Press,  2011, XX+351 pp., ISBN 978-7-5396-3445-6).

Victorian Science Fiction in the U. K.:  The Discourses of Knowledge and of Power. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1983. xvii+461p. ISBN 0-8161-8435-6

To Brecht and Beyond: Soundings in Modern Dramaturgy. Brighton: Harvester P, and Totowa NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1984. xii+ 276p. ISBN 0-389-20463-3. Available at

The Long March: Notes on the Way 1981‑1984 (poems). Willowdale ON: Hounslow, 1987. x+106p. ISBN 0-88882-091-7

10. Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction. London: Macmillan, & Kent OH: Kent State UP, 1988. xviii+227p. ISBN 0-333-39672-3 (Chinese, much expanded version as Ke Huan Xiao Shuo Mian Mian Guan, transl. Hao Lin et al., Hefei (Anhui): Anhui Art and Literature Press,  2011, XX+594 pages. ISBN 978-7-5396-3447-0).

Armirana Arkadija (poems). Zagreb: Naprijed, 1990. 122p.YU ISBN 86-349-0277-3

Lessons of Japan: Assayings of Some Intercultural Stances. Montreal: CIADEST, 1996. 247p. ISBN  0-944624

Looking at Science Fiction: With Sober, Estranged Eyes. Working Papers  Series in Cultural Studies, Ethnicity, and Race Relations No. 12. Pullman WA: Washington SU, 2000. 28pp.

For Lack of Knowledge: On the Epistemology of Politics as Salvation. Pullman WA: Working Papers Series in Cultural Studies, Ethnicity, and Race Relations [No. 27]. Pullman WA: Washington SU, 2000. 2001. 32pp.

 Naučna fantastika, spoznaja, sloboda [Science Fiction, Cognition, Freedom]. Beograd: SlovoSlavia, 2009. Ed. Dejan Ajdačić. 395pp. ISBN 978-86-87801-00-6..

Defined by a Hollow: Essays on Utopia, Science Fiction, and Political Epistemology. Oxford: P. Lang, 2010. xxxiii +   582pp. ISBN 978-3-03911-403-0.

Kje smo? Kam gremo? Za politično ekonomijo odrešitve [7 essays]. Transl. M. Lovrenov. Ljubljana: Založba Sophia, 2010. 265pp. ISBN 978-961-6768-19-1. [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. Biblioteka Filozofska istraživanja 130. Zagreb: Hrvatsko Filozofsko društvo, 2006. 220pp. ISBN 953-164-092-0].

Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters. Ed. Ph.E. Wegner. Vashon Island WA 98070: Paradoxa, 2011.  366p.  ISBN 1-929512-34-8.

Preživjeti potop – Fantasy, po-robljenje i granična spoznaja [Surviving the Flood: Fantasy, Commodification, and Liminal Cognition]. Transl. A. Žiljak. Zagreb: Mentor/UBIQ, 2012. 132pp. ISBN 978-953-7113-84-1. 364p. ISBN 978-1-4344-4519-3; also as e-book.

20. In Leviathan’s Belly: Essays for a Counter-Revolutionary Time. Baltimore MD: Wildside P for Borgo P, 2012. 364p. ISBN 978-1-4344-4519-3.

Samo jednom se ljubi: Radiografija SFR Jugoslavije 1945.-72., uz hipoteze o početku, kraju i suštini.  Beograd: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 2014, 406pp., authorised translation by M. Mrčela and DS, ISBN 978-86-88745-08-6; 2. edn. 2014,  408pp. ISBN 978-86-88745-09-3, available at; 3d edn. 2016 [for original but augmented version: see Splendour, Misery, and Potentialities below].

Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre (Ralahine Classic) [augmented edn.]. Ed. Gerry Canavan. Oxford: P. Lang, 2016, L+465 pages. ISBN 978-3-0343-1948-5 softc., 978-3-0353-0735-1 e-book.

Splendour, Misery, and Possibilities: An X-ray of Socialist Yugoslavia.  Foreword Fredric Jameson. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016. XXI+428 pp. ISBN 9789004306943 hardcover, 9789004325210 e-book; paperback Chicago: Haymarket P, 2017, ISBN  9781608468010,

24. Brechtovo ustvarjanje in horizont komunizma [Brecht’s Creativity and the Horizon of Communism]. Transl. S. Knop, ed. A. Milohnič. Ljubljana: Mestno gledališče ljubljansko, 2016. ISBN 978-961-6369-40-4. 400pp.


Bertolt Brecht, Dijalektika u teatru (Dialectics in the Theatre)‑‑selected, edited, and translated with notes and Preface. Beograd: Nolit, 1966. 298p.; 2nd augmented edn. 1980. 340p.

Other Worlds, Other Seas: Science Fiction Stories From Socialist Countries‑‑selected and edited with Preface and notes. New York: Random House, 1970. xxxiii+217p; and New York; Berkeley, 1972; and München: Goldmann, 1972 and 1975; and Paris: Denoël, 1973; and Holland: Luithing, 1976; and Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1976 [I know nothing about the Spanish edn., Barcelona: ATE, 1980 & 1981, transl. by María Jesus Herrero Sanz] .

Bertolt Brecht: St. Joan of the Slaughterhouses, programme booklet‑‑selected, partly written, and edited. Montréal: McGill Univ., 1973. 40p.

Co‑editor (with M.D.  Bristol) of A Production Notebook to Brecht’s “St. Joan of the Stockyards” (includes one essay of mine). Montreal: McGill Univ., 1973. 250p.

Brecht’s Koriolane, programme booklet‑‑selected and edited. Montreal: McGill Univ., 1976. 40p.

Coeditor (with R.D. Mullen) of Science‑Fiction Studies: Selected Articles on Science Fiction 1973‑1975. Boston: G.K. Hall/ Gregg P, 1976. 304p. (includes an introduction, 4 essays, and 3 notes by me); the essay on Le Guin also published in German, the one on Dick reprinted in a US and translated in a Japa­nese anthology, also transl. into Italian at

Principal editor of H.G. Wells and Modern Science Fiction, a book of essays by various hands. Lewis­burg PA & London: Associated U Presses, 1977. 279p. (includes my Introduction and one essay by me).

Coeditor (with R.D. Mullen) of Science‑Fiction Studies, Second Series:  Selected Articles on Science Fiction  1976‑1977. Boston: G.K. Hall/ Gregg P, 1978. 335p. (includes two essays by me).

Guest editor, Književna smotra no. 46 (1982), special issue on science fiction, 93p. large size (12 essays‑‑including one essay, the introduction, and a bibliography by me).

Guest editor, Canadian‑American Slavic Studies 18, no. 1‑2 (1984), special issue on science fiction, 152p. (12 essays, includes an introduction by me).

 Guest editor, Chung‑Wai Lit. Monthly (Taipei), special issue on Science Fiction 22.12 (May 1994): 6‑217 (with my Introduction and 14 essays, of which two mine).

Guest co-editor (with K. Karatani), Discours social/ Social Discourse 6.1‑2 (1994):1‑210 [large size], special issue “The Non‑Cartesian Subjects, East and West” (10 essays, including an Introduction and an essay by me).

Co-editor (with G. Maniscalco Basile) of Nuovissime mappe dell’inferno: Distopia oggi. Roma: Monolite Ed., 2004. 167p. ISBN 88‑7331-014-1 (10 contributions, including a preface, postface, and  an essay by me).

Guest editor of annual Fictions (Rome) no. 3, special issue on US Science Fiction and War/ Militarism.  Pisa & Roma: IEPI, 2005. 166p. ISBN 88‑8147‑398‑4 (10 contributions, including 2 bibliographies, a preface and an overview essay by me),

IN BOOKS BY VARIOUS HANDS (select list after 1980 of items not reprinted in my books; for more items about SF and/or utopia see “Darko Suvin: A Checklist…” in P. Parrinder ed., Learning  from  Other Worlds, listed under 2000 in CRITICAL LITERATURE ON D.S. above, and an update to it up to 2011 as “Bibliography A,” in Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters, 341-53)

See also videos of 5 lectures in ex-Yugoslavia in the last years on

“The Mirror and the Dynamo,” in Erika Munk ed., Brecht.  New York: Bantam, 1972, 80-98    (orig. in The Drama R.12.1 [1967], rpt. in Lee Baxandall ed., Radical Perspectives in the Arts, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972, 68-88).

“On Two Notions of `Science’ in Marxism,” in Tom Henighan ed., Brave New Universe. Ottawa: Tecumseh P, 1980, 27‑43.

“Semiotički pogled na neke vidove Vojnovićeve dramaturgije” [A Semiotic View of V’s Dramaturgy], in Frano Čale ed.,  O djelu Iva Vojnovića. Zagreb: Yugoslav Academy of Science and Art, 1981, 319‑46.

“Vojnović’s Dramaturgy and Its European Context,” in Miroslav Beker ed., Comparative Studies in Croatian Literature. Zagreb: Zavod za znanost o književnosti, 1981, 337‑57.

“Dramaturgy and Literature,” in Eva Kushner ed., Renewals in the Theory of Literary History. Otta­wa: The Royal Society of Canada, 1984, 77‑88.

“Levels of Narrative Agents,” in Claudio Guillén ed., Theory of Poetic Form: Proceedings of the X Congress of the International Comparative Literature Assn. New York: Garland, 1985, 2: 227‑32.

“On Fiction as Anthropology: Agential Analysis, Types, and the Classical Chinese Novel,” in Jonathan Hall and Ackbar Abbas eds., Literature and Anthropology. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 1986, 116‑46.

“Can People Be (Re)Presented in Fiction?” in Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg eds., Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Urbana IL: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1988, 663-96, reprinted in Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters. Ed. Ph.E. Wegner. Vashon Island WA 98070: Paradoxa, 2011, 53-72.

 “On Gibson and Cyberpunk SF,” in Larry McCaffery ed., Storming the Reality Studio. Durham: Duke UP, 1991, 349‑65 (also published in Foundation no. 46 [1989]: 40‑51, in Japanese, Hayakawa SF Magazine no. 10 [1988]:  146‑61, in Italian, in German, and in Croatia).

“The Chronotope, Possible Worlds, and Narrativity,” in Jean Bessière ed., Fiction‑‑Narratologie ‑‑Texte‑‑Genre: Proceedings of the ICLA XI Congress, Vol. 2. NY & Bern: Lang, 1989, 33‑41.

“Brecht’s Parable of Heavenly Food: Life of Galileo.” Essays on Brecht. Brecht Yearbook 15 (1990): 187‑214.

“The Popular Ballad as Dramaturgic Catalyzer and John Arden’s Armstrong’s Last Goodnight,” in Günther Ahrends and Hans‑Jürgen Diller eds., Unconventional Conventions in Theatre Texts. Tübingen: Narr, 1990, 43‑52.

“Approach to Topoanalysis and to the Paradigmatics of Dramaturgic Space,” in Herta Schmid and Hedwig Král eds., Drama und Theater: Theorie – Methode ‑‑ Geschichte. München: Sagner, 1991, 82‑111 (in Japanese, Shisô no. 788 [Feb. 1990]: 108‑37).

“Einige Überlegungen samt zwei Arbeitshypothesen über den Horizont des europäischen Studententhea­ters, 1956‑67,” in Liber Amicorum de Dragan Nedeljković. Ed. M. Joković. Beograd‑Nancy: n.p., 1993, 206‑13.

“Lem,” “Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris,” and “Zamiatin,” entries in John Clute ed., The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. London: Little, Brown, and New York: St. Martin’s P, 1993, 710‑12, 1173‑75, 1364‑65; idem, in Grolier Science Fiction. Danbury CT: Grolier Electronic Publ., 1995 [CD‑ROM].

“Fantascienza,” in Enciclopedia delle scienze sociali. Roma: Ist. della Enciclopedia italiana, 1993, 3: 788‑92, (large size);  Chinese transl. Chung‑Wai Lit. Monthly 22.12 [1994]: 13‑26).

“Heavenly Food Denied: Life of Galileo,” in Peter Thomson and Glendyr Sacks eds., The Cambridge Companion to Brecht.  Cambridge:  Cambridge UP, 1994, 139‑52 (transl. into Greek in N. Valavani ed., Bertolt Brecht: Kritikes prosengiseis. Athens: Stachi Publ., 2002, 341-68, rpt. by Polytropos Publ., 2004).

“A Brief Introduction to Senda Koreya, Theater Director and Brechtian”; and “Senda Koreya’s Direct­ing History” plus “Meine Brecht‑Rezeption” by Senda Koreya (ed. and annotated). Brecht Yearbook 19 (1994): 291‑95 and 296‑345.

“A Modest Proposal for the Semi‑Demi Deconstruction of (Shakespeare as) Cultural Construction,” in Loretta Innocenti et al. eds., Semeia: Itinerari per Marcello Pagnini. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1994, 67‑76.

“Reflections on Happenings,” in Mariellen R Sandford ed., Happenings and Other Acts. London & New York: Routledge, 1995, reprint 2005, 241-62 (orig. in The Drama R.14.3 [1970]).

“La letteratura comparata come prova di magia bianca,” in A. Gnisci and F. Sinopoli eds., Comparare  i comparatismi. Roma: Lithos, 1995, 89‑98.

(with  Marc Angenot) “L’aggirarsi degli  spettri. Metafore  e  demifisticazioni,  ovvero l’implicito del  manifesto (Elogio,  limiti  e uso di Marx),” in M. Galletti ed., Le soglie del fantastico. Roma: Lithos, 1997, 129‑66.

“Against Originals: honkadori and the Horizons of Pastiche,” in P. Mildonian ed., Parodia, pastiche, mimetismo. Roma: Bulzoni, 1997, 65‑80.

“Sabine Kebir, Ich fragte nicht nach meinem Anteil.” Brecht Yearbook 24 (1999): 386‑96; shortened German transl. “Űber Frauen und Brecht.” Weimarer Beiträge no. 3 (1999): 449-58 [review article].

Haltung (Bearing) and Emotions: Brecht’s Refunctioning of Conservative Metaphors for Agency,” in T. Jung ed., Zweifel ‑ Fragen ‑ Vorschläge: Bertolt Brecht anlässlich des Einhundertsten. Osloer Beiträge zur Germanistik 23. Frankfurt a.M.: Lang V, 1999, 43‑58.

“With Sober, Estranging Eyes,” Afterword to P. Parrinder ed., Learning  from  Other Worlds: Es­trangement,  Cognition  and  the Politics  of  Science  Fiction and Utopia. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2000,  & Durham NC: Duke UP, 2001, 233-71.

“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: Liverpool UP, 2000, and Durham NC: Duke UP, 2001, 272-90.

“On the Epistemology and Pragmatics of Intercultural Theatre Studies,” in G. Berghaus ed., New Approaches to Theatre Studies and Performance Analysis. Reihe Theatron 33. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2001, 31-44 (transl. into Croatian in Književna smotra 32.117 [2000]: 131-42).

“Haltung,” entry in Historisch-kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus, Vol. 5. Hamburg: Argument, 2002, col. 1134-42.

“Science Fiction Parables of Mutation and Cloning as/and Cognition” in D. Pastourmatzi ed.  Biotechnological and Medical Themes in Science Fiction. Thessaloniki: University Studio, 2002, 131-51 (a portion as “Cloning: On Cognition in the Discourses of SF and Technoscience.” Femspec 3.2 [2002]: 67-74; Croatian transl. in Književna smotra 134 [2004]: 97-103).

“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).

“Trenta Tesi sulla Distopia” and “Narciso e Anteo: il collettivismo deve per forza essere contro la gente?” in G. Maniscalco Basile and D. Suvin eds., Nuovissime mappe dell’inferno: Distopia oggi. Roma: Monolite Ed., 2004, 13-34 and 149-64.

 “Parentheses: An (Auto)biography Sparked by Verse.” Abiko Annual [Japan] no. 24 (2004): 132-258 [a verse collection with comments].

“Fantasy as Critique and Cognition,” in C. Bordoni ed.,  Linee d’ombra: letture del fantastico in onore di Romolo Runcini. Cosenza: Pellegrini, 2004, 269-77.

“Conflitto, conflitto über alles?: Conflitto opposto a rivelazione come poetiche di narrazione scenica e paradigmi,” in Giovanni Manetti et al. ed. Guerre di segni: Semiotica delle situazioni conflittuali (Atti del Convegno A.I.S.S. 2002). Torino: Centro Scientifico, 2005, 373-91.

“Exile as Mass Outrage and Intellectual Stance,” in M.T. Chialant ed., Viaggio e letteratura. Venezia: Marsilio, 2006, 69-95 (expanded version; briefer version “Displaced Persons.” New Left R. no. 31 [Jan.-Feb. 2005]: 107-23, available at; Spanish transl. at; Croatian transl. Književna republika no. 11-12 [2004]: 103-23; Macedonian transl. Spektar no. 45-46 [2005]: 145-69; abbreviated Italian transl. as “Esiliati e migranti,” in G. Cantarutti e P.M. Filippi eds., La Lingua salvata, Rovereto: Osiride, 2008, 15-21).

“Some Thoughts on Metamorphoses: An Interview [by Carla Dente],” in C. Dente et al. ed.  Proteus: The Language of Metamorphosis. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, 13-22.

(with S. Proietti) “War and Militarism in Science Fiction: A Select Bibliography of Criticism in English,” in D. Suvin ed., Fictions no. 3 (see above), 155-63.

“Some Differentiations Within the Concept of >Myth<,” in R. Littlejohns and S. Soncini eds., Myths of Europe. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2007. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, Vol. 107: 147-54.

“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).

“Sabine Kebir. Mein Herz liegt neben der Schreibmaschine” (review). Brecht Yearbook 32 (2007):  420-24.

“Comparative Literature and the Power/Violence of Terms: From Historical Semantics to Political  Epistemology,” in P. Mildonian ed., It Started in Venice: Proc. of the International Comparative Literature Conference 2005. CD, Venezia: Libr. Ed. Cafoscarina, 2009: 67-78 (Croatian transl. 15 dana 5-6 [2011]).

„Reflections on and at a Tangent from >Bertolt Brecht und der Kommunismus<.“ Brecht Yearbook 34 (2009): 267-73; different German version as “Bertolt Brecht und der Kommunismus“ [editor’s title], Das Argument no. 293 (2011): 539-45; in Croatia “Razmišljanja o i oko Bertolt Brecht und der Kommunismus (2008).“ 15 dana br. 5-6 (2017): 42-45.

 (with questions by Van Ikin, Russell Blackford and Sylvia Kelso). “A Colloquium with Darko Suvin,” in D. Broderick and V. Ikin eds., Warriors of the Tao. S.l.: Borgo P, 2011, 243-87 [rpt from Science Fiction 16.1 (2001): 2-33].

 „Emotion, Brecht, Empathy vs.  Sympathy“, The Brecht Yearbook 33 (2008): 53–67 (rpt. in Frakcija no. 58-59 [2011]: 27-39; Croatian transl. by U. Bauer).  

„The Winter of the World“ [Preface to my book In Leviathan’s Belly].

“Introductory Pointers toward an Economics  of  Physical and Political Negentropy.” Proceedings of the Herakleion 2010 IIPPE Conference, available on

“Uvod za hrvatskog čitaoca” [Introduction for the Croatian Reader], in Metamorfoze znanstvene fantastike [Metamorphoses of SF], Zagreb: Profil, 2010.

“Introduction P.S.  for the Slovene Reader [of Where Are We?].” Slovenian in Kje smo? Kam gremo?. Transl. M. Lovrenov. Ljubljana: Sophia, 2010, xx-xxiv.

“Darwinism, Left and Right: And Two S-F Probes.“ Foundation no. 109 (2010): 7-17; Carlo Pagetti ed., Darwin nel tempo. Quaderni di Acme 127. Milano: Cisalpino, 2011, 251-64.

“On the Novum: Where is the Progress Progressing To?” Catalogue Second World, Steirischer Herbst Festival—Graz 23/09 – 16/10, 2011. Zagreb: WHW, 2011, 8-11.

“Diskurs o birokraciji i državnoj vlasti u post-revolucionarnoj Jugoslaviji 1945-1972,” in Dragutin Lalović ed., Hrvatsko i jugoslavensko „proljeće“ 1962,-72. Zagreb: Društvo „Povijest izvan mitova,“  2014, 226-81 [first in Politička misao no. 3 (2012): 135-59 and 4 (2012): 228-47].

“An Approach to Epistemology, Literature, and the Poet’s Politics.” Annual Review of the Faculty of Philosophy, Univ. of Novi Sad 2016: 421-40.

ARTICLES (select list mainly after 1980; a full list of writings up to 1998 about SF, utopia, and cognate matters can be found as “Darko Suvin: A Checklist…” listed under 2000 in CRITICAL LITERATURE ON D.S. above, and an update to it up to 2011 as “Bibliography A,” in Darko Suvin: A Life in Letters, 341-53)

Many items below can be downloaded from or; those after ca. 1983 not found can be obtained from the author by email upon asking.

Ca. 600 critiques, essays, and studies on literature, theatre, and culture published in various European, North American, Japanese, and other periodicals. These include Das Argument, Assaph, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Canadian Slavic Studies, Clio (W), College English, Communautés, Comparative Literature Studies, Contemporanea, Critical Quarterly, Croatica, Culture & Context, Delo (B), Discours social/ Social Discourse, The Drama Review, Études  françaises, Eureka (Tokyo), Europe, Extrapo­lation, Forum (Z), Foundation, Gendai shisô, Genre, Gordogan [Z], Hayakawa SF Magazine, Helikon, Heyne SF Magazin, Hihyô kûkan, imprévue, Intersezioni, Izraz, Journal of Arts & Ideas (Delhi), Književna smotra, Književna republika, Književnik, Književnost, KultuRRevolution, Literature and History, Littérature, Massachusetts Review, Métaphores, Minnesota Review, Modern Drama, Modern Languages Review, Mogućnosti, Mosaic, Most/ Le Pont, New Left R., Novosti [Z], Pacific Quarterly Moana, Pitanja, Poetics Today, Praxis (Z), Prolog, Protée, Quarber Merkur, Questions des genres littéraires, Republika, Restant, Rethinking Marxism, Savreme­nik, Science‑Fiction Studies, Social Text, Socialism & Democracy, Sociocriticism, Sociologie et sociétés, Solaris Almanach, Stru­menti critici, Studies in the Literary Imagination, SubStance, Theatre J,.Travail théâtral, Tulane Drama Review, UBIQ, Umjet­nost riječi, Versus,The Wellsian Zarez (Z). More than 40 of such periodicals are refereed. A selection in major languages only (and after 2002 also in Croatoserbian) is:

 “Politics, Performance, and the Organisational Mediation: The Paris Commune Theatre Law,” in my book To Brecht and Beyond [see item above], 83-111 (orig. in The Drama R.13.4 [1969]; French in travail théâtral no. 2 [1971]: 67-83).

Dramaturgy and Communication: The Closed and Open-Ended Models. McGill University: Working Papers in Communication, 1982 (rewritten as “Brecht vs. Ibsen: Breaking Open the Individualist or Closed Dramaturgy,” in my book To Brecht and Beyond: Soundings in Modern Dramaturgy. Brighton: Harvester P, and Totowa NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1984, 56-79).

 (with M. Angenot) “Thèses sur la ‘sociologie’ de la littérature.” Littérature no. 44 (1981): 117‑27.

“La Vision des drames expressionistes de M. Krleža….” Most/ Le Pont no. 1/2 (1982): 25‑45 (abridged in English in Mosaic 6.4 [1973]: 169‑83).

“The Social Addressees of Victorian Fiction.” Literature and History no. 1 (1982): 11‑40.

“Transubstantiation of Production and Creation: Metamorphic Imagery in the Grundrisse.” Minnesota R n.s. no 18 (Spring 1982): 102-15.

“On Dramaturgic Agents and Krleža’s Agential Structure.” Modern Drama 27 (1984): 80‑97.

“Two Holy Commodities: The Practices of Fictional Discourse and Erotic Discourse.” Sociocriticism no. 2 (1985): 31‑47 (also partly published in French).

“The Performance Text as Audience‑Stage Dialog Inducing a Possible World.” Versus no. 42 (1985): 3‑20 (also published in Italian).

“On  Metaphoricity  and  Narrativity in  Fiction.” SubStance no. 48 (1986): 51‑67 (Croatian transl. Forum no. 6 [1985]: 1154‑67).

“Brechtian or Pseudo‑Brechtian: Mythical Estrangement in the Berliner Ensemble Adaptation of Corio­lanus.” Assaph (Theatre Studies) no. 3 (1986): 135‑58.

“Lukács: Horizons and Implications of the ‘Typical Character’.” Social Text no. 16 (1987): 97‑123;

“Weiss’s Marat/Sade and its Three Main Performance Versions.” Modern Drama (Oct. 1988): 395‑419,

“Literature and the Body. Ed. Elaine Scarry.” (review).  Literary Research/ Recherche littéraire no. 11 (1988/89): 6-8.

“The Subject as a Limit‑Zone of Collective Bodies (Bakhtin, Hobbes, Freud, Foucault, and Counting).” Discours social/ Social Discourse 2.1‑2 (1989): 187‑99.

« Why Body? What Body?  And What Collapses?: Some Rhetorical Questions Arising from Some Papers in “Body Narratives: Collapsing Boundaries.”  Discours Social/ Social Discourse 2.1‑2 (1989): ??

“Brecht’s Life of Galileo: Scientistic Extrapolation or Analogy of the Knower?” Forum Modernes Theater 5.2 (1990): 119‑38.

“Brecht: Bearing, Pedagogy, Productivity.” Gestos 5.10 (1990): 11‑28.

Nô‑Theater” (review). Monumenta Nipponica 46.1 (1991): 133‑36.

“The Yamabushi.” Communications from the Int’l Brecht Society 20.1‑2 (1991): 42‑52.

“The Soul and the Sense: Meditations on Roland Barthes on Japan.” Canadian R. of Comparative Lit. 18.4 (1991): 499‑531 (Japanese in Gendai shisô 19.10 (1991): 251‑68 and 19.11 (1991): 208‑22; rpt. in  Roland Barthes, Vol.1. Eds. M. Gane & N. Gane. L: Thousand Oaks, & Sage Publ., 2006).

Poetyka orientalna i jej recepcja w Europe” (review). Literary Research/ Recherche littéraire no. 19 (1992/93): 14‑15.

“Some Theses on Fiction as Epistemology.” Discours social/ Social Discourse 5.1‑2 (1993): 121‑26.

“And Yet: Seesaws, Pivots, and Parentheses: Reflections on Two Voices of Translation Discourse à propos of Haiku of Issa.” Discours social/ Social Discourse 5.3‑4 (1993): 55‑79.

“Burehito‑no‑kai (The Brecht Group) Experimental Performances” by Senda Koreya (ed. and annotated). Communications from the Int’l Brecht Society 22.2 (1993): 59‑69.

“Polity  or  Disaster: From Individualist Self toward Personal Valences and  Collective  Sub­jects.” Discours social/ Social Discourse 6.1‑2 (1994): 181‑210 [large size].

“Introduction to the ‘Non‑Cartesian Subjects’ Issue.” Discours social/ Social Discourse 6.1‑2 (1994): 7‑21 [large size].

“Revelation  vs.  Conflict: A Lesson from Nô Plays for a Comparative Dramaturgy.” Theatre J. 46.4 (1994): 523‑38.

“On Cognitive Emotions and Topological Imagination.” Versus no. 68‑69 (1994): 165‑201.

“The  Use‑Value of Dying: Magical vs. Cognitive Utopian Desire in the ‘Learning Plays’  of  Pseudo‑Zenchiku, Waley, and Brecht.” Brock R. 3.2 (1994): 95‑126 [somewhat different version in “Shinu koto no shiyô kachi: Gi‑Zenchiku to Burehito no ‘kyôiku geki’ ni okeru majutsuteki/ ninchiteki ûtopia ganbo (Weirii o zero opushon toshite).” Hihyô kûkan (Critical Space) no. 10 (1993): 110‑33].

“On Haltung, Agency, and Emotions in Brecht: Prolegomena.” Communications from the Int’l Brecht Society 24.1 (1995): 65‑77 [also in Frakcija no. 8 (1998): 92‑97 and 116‑20].

“A Farewell Editorial.” Literary Research /Recherche littéraire no. 23 (1995): 4‑5.

“Goodbye to Extrapolation.” Science-Fiction Studies 22.2 (1995): 301.

“Synchrony as Aim and Reference: A Thesis on Parody’s Horizons.” Canadian R. of Comparative Lit. 23.2 (1996): 475‑83 [earlier Italian version in I Quaderni di Gaia no. 9 (1995): 45‑52].

“Travels of a Shintoist Cybermarxist” [two interviews with Chao‑yang Liao and Tami Hager]. Founda­tion no. 67 (1996): 5‑28.

“Deity  vs.  Warrior Nô Plays.” J. of Theatre and Drama (Haifa) 2 (1996): 133‑51.

“Two Cheers for Essentialism & Totality: On Marx’s  Oscillation  and its Limits (As Well As on the Taboos of Post‑Modernism).” Rethinking Marxism 10.1 (1998): 66‑82  (Croatian transl. Književna smotra no. 112-13 [1999]: 71-79).

“Wo sind wir? Zur Politik und Ökonomie der Sintflut.” Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie no. 7 (1998): 61‑69.

[“Some Notes & Memories on Dale Mullen’s Maieutics.”] Science‑Fiction Studies no. 76 (1998): 404‑08.

“Centennial Politics: On Jameson on Brecht on Method.” New Left R. no. 234 (March‑Apr. 1999): 127‑40, available at [rpt. in Kamen’ no. 17 (2001): 91-109; German transl. in Dreigroschenheft (1999) and shortened in Das Argument no. 232 (1999), Croatian transl. in Republika (1999), Slovene transl. in Primerjalna književnost no. 1 (2006)].

“Horizon (Utopian)” and “System.”  Entries for “Lexicon: 20th Century A.D.,” in Public [Toronto]  no. 19: 72-75 and no. 20: 81-84 (Spring 2000).

“Considering the Sense of  ‘Fantasy’ or ‘Fantastic Fiction’.” Extrapolation 41.3  (2000): 209-47, also at // (somewhat augmented in Orizzonti del fantastico. Ed. A Contenti. CD, Dipt. Lett. Comparate, U Roma III, June 2002; Italian transl. as “Discorrendo del significato di ‘fantasy’ o ‘narrativa fantastica'”, Contemporanea no. 7 [2009]: 11-48; a major part transl. into German as “Die fantasy fiction und die Fordistische Gesellschaft.” Inklings Jahrbuch 22 [2004]: 185-211).

“Answers to Questionnaire for New York Public Library Utopia Exhibition Website.” (augmented Greek transl. as “Utopia.” Oi Dramatourgoi ton Giann [Iannina] no. 8 [Oct. 2002]:  3-7, in Serbia as  “Okrenutost utopiji i naučnoj fantastici na poetku novog veka.” Transl. M. Jakovljević. Književna fantastika: Almanah 2016. Beograd: Čarobna knjiga, 2016, 95-99 ).

[Interview with Christos  Xanthakis.] Eleuterotypia [Athens] Dec. 5, 2001, pp. 42-44.

“De la guerre 2001: triomphe du capitalisme sauvage,” in M. Angenot and R. Robin eds., La Chute du Mur de Berlin dans les idéologies. Montréal: Discours social n.s. no. 6, 2002, 161-74; cf. Pierre Mesnard y Mendez.  “Capitalism Means/ Needs War.” Socialism & Democracy 16.2 (2002): 65-92,

“Bertolt Brecht: The Manifesto” [transl.] and “On Brecht’s The Manifesto: Comments for Readers in English.” Socialism and Democracy 16.1 (2002): 1-31, and (2nd item in different German version as “Brechts Gedichtfassung des Kommunistischen Manifests.” Transl. S. Regler. Das Argument no. 282 (2009): 607-15),;  both in Slovene transl. by S. Knop, Borec no. 727-29 (2016): 154-75 and 176-89).

 [Interview with Srećko Pulig.] Feral Tribune [Split] Aug. 17, 2002, pp. 56-59.

“Goodbye and Hello: Differentiating within the Later P.K. Dick.” Extrapolation 43.4 (2002): 368-97  (Italian as “Addio e salve: Differenziazioni nell’ultimo P.K. Dick”, in V.M. De Angelis & U. Rossi eds., Trasmigrazioni. Firenze: Le Monnier, 2006, 83-112; Greek transl. in Oi Dramatourgoi ton Giann no. 12 [2003]: 8-24 and no. 13 [2004]: 4-18).

“The Rule and the Exceptions: Romance Studies in Germany and Werner Krauss.” IABLIS Jahrbuch. Heidelberg: Manutius, 2003, 224-40; reduced version as “Auerbach’s Assistant.” New Left R. n.s. no. 15 (May-June 2002): 157-64, at (transl. in NLR Spanish edn., Italian transl.”La Regola e le eccezioni: Werner Krauss e gli Studi Romanzi in Germania.” Osservatorio critico della Germanistica [Trento] no. 1 (2002):  33-43).

“The Horizons of Wells’s Numerology.” Science‑Fiction Studies 29.1 (2002): 148-49 [note].

“Strugatski Remembrance.” Extrapolation 44.2 (2003): 224-27.

“Intervista [di Carlo Bordoni] con Darko Suvin.” Robot no. 42 (2003): 122-27.

[Mesnard y Mendez, Pierre].  “Access to an Identification of >Terrorism<: Words and Actions.”  Rethinking Marxism 14.2 (2002): 109-22.

“Europa? Repubblica delle lettere? Tre tesi.” Bollettino ‘900Electronic Newsletter of ‘900 Italian Literature  giugno 2003, n. 1,

“Leggere è un verbo transitivo,” in “Che cosa significa leggere,” a cura di S. De Luca e A. Piperno, in Sincronie 7.13 (genn.-giugno 2003): 51-58 (abbrev. reprint in Writers Magazine Italia 1.2 [2005]: 52-53).

“The Final Chapter of SF?: On Reading Brian Stableford.” SFRA R #266 (2003): 5-9 and #267 (2004): 2-6 (Italian transl. Anarres 1.1 (2012),; in Serbia as “Propast naučne fantastike?” Transl. M. Jakovljević. Književna fantastika: Almanah 2016. Beograd: Čarobna knjiga, 2016, 100-110).

“Sul concetto di utopia in epoca moderna.” Nuova secondaria 5 (gennaio 2004): 105-11.

Besinnung and What May the Century Amount To: On or About or Because of Marc Angenot as Goad and Stimulus.” Yale J. of Criticism 17.2 (2004): 287-311.

[Letter to Giano on Yugoslavia.] “Sulla ‘invenzione’ dello Stato jugoslavo”/ “About the ‘invention’ of the Yugoslav State.” Giano n.47,
(sett. 2004), available transcribed at  

“Circumstances and Stances.” PMLA 11.3 (2004): 535-38 (Croatian transl. UBIQ no. 1 (2007): 159-64).

[Mesnard y Mendez, Pierre]. “Exploring >Terror/Ism<: Numinosity, Killings, Horizons.” Socialism  & Democracy 19.1 (2005): 94-118.

“To Laputa and Back: A Missing Chapter of Gulliver’s Travels.” Critical Quarterly  [Oxford UK] 47.1-2 (2005): 142-64, available at http://www.blackwell‑ (shorter version in Silvia Albertazzi and Claudia Pelliconi eds. Crosscultural Encounters: Literary Perspectives. Atti del Convegno AIA 2003. Roma: Officina, 2005).

“Terms of Power, Today: An Essay in Political Epistemology.” Critical Quarterly  [Oxford UK] 48.3 (2006): 38-62, available at http://www.blackwell‑ (German as “Bestimmungen der Macht: Eine politische Epistemologie.” Das Argument no. 263 [2005]: 39-59, Croatian in Književna republika no. 5-6 [2007]: 3-23).

“To Remember Stanislaw Lem.” Studi slavistici no. 3 (ott.-nov. 2006): X electronic pp., in part in Extrapolation 47.1 [2006]: 30-34 (German transl. in Das Argument no. 265 [2006]: 186-93; Croatian transl. in Književna smotra no. 141-42 [2006]: 99-103 and in UBIQ no. 1 (2007): 165-73, Italian in Robot 5.10 (2007): 54-62, also on  and 002324.html; Danish transl. in Proxima no. 86 (2007): 19-28; Greek transl. ?).

“On U.K. Le Guin’s ‘Second Earthsea Trilogy’ and Its Cognitions: A Commentary.” Extrapolation 47.3 (Winter 2006): 488-504  (Ital. transl. Anarres 1.1 (2012),; Croatian book Preživjeti).

“Sulle ‘nuove guerre’ identitario‑territoriali.” Giano [Roma] no. 55 (2007): 45-53.

“Of Starship Troopers and Refuseniks: War and Militarism in US Science Fiction, Part 2 (1975-2001: Post-Fordism, and Some Conclusions).” Extrapolation 48.1 (2007): 9-34.

“Introduzione sui generi letterari e la Fantascienza.” Sincronie [Roma] no. 20 (2007): 217-27.

“Immigration in Europe Today: Apartheid or Civil Cohabitation?” Critical Quarterly  50.1-2 (2008): 206-33 (Greek transl. in Theseis 107 (2009): 79-113; updated Italian translation Kamen’ no. 37 (2010): 99-134; abbreviated German translation Das Argument no. 286 [2010]: 220-33: Croatian translation Politička misao no. 2 [2011]: 159-85).

“Poems of Old Age 1999-2000.” Abiko Annual [Japan] no. 27 (2008): 270-301.

 “Globalizzazione.” Lingua d’oggi 5 (2008):  225-28 (expanded Croatian transl. Zarez (Zagreb) no. 254, 2.IV 2009, p. 6).

“From Mallarmé’s Purification to Kung Fu-Tse’s Rectification of Terms: Pictures from an Epistemological Exhibition.” Contemporanea no. 6 (2008): 125-33 (Croatian 15 dana 2010).

Excelsior, o sugli orizzonti della parodia: sincronia come scopo e referente.” Transl.  Alessandra Santini, Rossanna Sebellin e DS. Sincronie 13.25-26 (2009): 259-72.

“Benjamins sogenannte Geschichtsphilosophische Thesen und der Stillstand der Geschichte: Epistemologie vs. Politik, Bild vs. Erzählung.” KultuRRevolution no. 55/56 (2009): 73-87 (much  shorter version as “The Arrested Moment in Benjamin’s ‘Theses’: Epistemology vs. Politics, Image vs. Story.” Neohelicon 28.1 [2001]: 177-94).

[interview with S. Horvat.] “Razgovor s Darkom Suvinom.” Zarez no. 249, 22.I 2009, pp. 9-12,

 “Logotekhnia, politike, outopia” [Literature, Politics, Utopia], interview with Maria Xilouris. Aristera!  [Athens] March 20,  2009, Supplement 1-4.

“Brecht’s Philosophy of Practical Living: The  Haltungen (Bearings) of Learning, Producing, Love.” (shortened version transl. into Greek in He epokhe [Athens] Jan. 11, 2009, p. 33).

“On Some Key Points  for Understanding SF: Use, Corpus, History, Prospects.” Croatian transl. UBIQ no. 4 (2009):  167-82.

“Pristup krizi.” (An Approach to the Crisis). Croatian transl. Zarez [Zagreb] no. 258, 28.V 2009, pp. 10-11.

“Slatki dani, strašni dani” [Memoari jednog Skojevca, Memoirs part 1]. Gordogan [Zagreb] no. 15-18 (2008-09): 25-54; available on; excerpts rpt. in Danas [Beograd] 24/4 to 17/5 [or longer] 2015,

“O Bogdanu, o sjećanju, o teatru kao utopijskoj radosti.” Gordogan [Zagreb] no. 15-18 (2008-09): 197-203;

“On the Horizons of Epistemology and  Science.” Critical Quarterly 52.1 (2010): 68-101; //

[Interview with Srećko Pulig for the weekly of Serbian minority in Croatia] Novosti [Zagreb] no. 532, 26.II 2010: 14-15, “Kako mogu…” and no. 533, 5.III 2010: 16-17, “Izgon Srba…,”; on internet &

 “Marksizam: nauka ili komunizam?” “Aktiv br. 2”, prilog Novosti [Zagreb] of 26.XI 2010, p. 3, www.  (Slovene transl. by G. Cerjak in Borec no. 676-80 [2011]: 109-14)

Two lectures in Ljubljana, Dec. 2010, for DPU adult education, on You-tube, //

“Stanley Weinbaum: We’ve Met the Aliens and They Are Us.” Extrapolation 52.2 (2011): 227-45  (expanded Croatian transl. UBIQ no. 7 [2010]: 227-37).

“Poslijeratni Zagreb: Cuvier i suhe kosti” [Memoari jednog Skojevca, Memoirs part 2]. Gordogan [Zagreb] no. 19-22 (2010): 127-94,

“>Birokratski-socijalizam<.” “Aktiv br. 3”, prilog Novosti [Zagreb] of 15.IV 2011, pp. 3-5,

 “Ekonomsko-političke perspektive Borisa Kidriča.” Zarez [Zagreb] no. 308, 28.IV 2011, pp. 10-11 (much augmented Slovene version transl. by G. Cerjak in Borec no. 676-80 [2011]: 116-31).

“Pad u glad.” Zarez [Zagreb] no. 313-14, 7.VII 2011, pp. 16-17.

“O odnosima klasa u Jugoslaviji 1945.- 75.” “Aktiv br. 5-6”, prilog Novosti [Zagreb] of 12.X 2012, pp. 10-17,, same ii-ii and iii-iii

Interview with Katja Praznik on cultural epistemology, available in English as interview/201cthe-crucial-question-seems-to-me-how-is-democracy-institutionalized…201d-2013-a-conversation-with-darko-suvin;  and in Slovene as…ab-2013-pogovor-z-darkom-suvinom

 “Phases and Characteristics of Marxism/s.” The Montreal R. (Feb. 2013),; original and French transl. by B. Bachelier, (Croatian “Karakteristike i faze marksizma.”  “Aktiv br. 4”, prilog Novosti [Zagreb] of 16.III 2012, pp. 4-6,

“A Martial Epigram On Martians.” Socialism and Democracy no. 42 (Apr. 2011):

“Imagination and Hope: China and Me” [editor’s title for my “Looking at and to China: A Letter-Preface for the Chinese Translation of My Two Books on SF”]. Wenyi bao [Art and Literature, Beijing]  April 2, 2012,  p. 3.

“Death into Life: For a Poetics of Anti-Capitalist Alternative.”  Socialism & Democracy  26.2 (July 2012): 91-105, [Croatian transl. “Od  smrti  u život.” Up&Underground [Zagreb] no. 17-18 (2010): 74-83].

“Bureaucracy: A Term and Concept in the Socialist Discourse about State Power (Up to 1941).” Croatian Political Science R 47.5 (2012): 193-214; Spanish transl. by D. Navarro at

„15 Theses about Communism and Yugoslavia, or The Two-Headed Janus of Emancipation through the State (Metamorphoses and Anamorphoses of >On the Jewish Question< by Marx).“ Critical Q 57. 2 (2015): 90-110 (Macedonian transl. Filozofija [Skopje] no. 32 (2011): 47-68; Croatian transl. Novi Plamen no. 17 (2012): 160-68; Slovene transl. by M. Kržan, Borec no. 685-89 (2012): 74-97).

„Splendours and Miseries of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (1945-74).” Socialism and Democracy 27.1 (2013): 161-89,  „Učiti od Jugoslavije“ [To Learn from Yugoslavia]. Interview with S. Pulig about my book Samo jednom…. Novosti  23.V 2014. pp.18-19,

“Power without Violence: A Lesson from Tribal Communism.” 2009/Power-Without-Violence-A-Lesson-from-Tribal-Communism.php [earlier version transl. by Lazar Atanasković as “Moć bez nasilja” Stvar (N.Sad) no. 5 (2013): 259-70].

„From the Archeology 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,

“Poslijeratni Zagreb, književnost, Savez studenata: plodne doline” [Memoari jednog Skojevca, Memoirs part 3]. Gordogan no. 27-28 (2012/13):  111-57; available at

 „Iz prevodiočeve mladenačke bilježnice, 1950-55“ [14 poems transl. into Croatoserbian]. Gordogan no. 27-28 (2012/13): 86-91; available at

“Forms Open to Life ” [interview with Federico Pianzola]. Enthymema no. 11 (2014): 44-56,  // +  POSTED

“Postscript (2014)” [to rpt of „Estrangement and Cognition“]. // 1suvin-a.shtml

“The Prescience of Lucio Magri.” Socialism and Democracy 29.2 (2015): 91-98, (German transl in Das Argument 2015)

 “Splendours, Miseries, and Potentialities  of Socialist  Yugoslavia  (The Berlin Theses).” (circulating) (Croatian transl. in Novi Plamen no. 20-22 (2015): 112-18, also emitted 30/4-2/5/2015 at,+bijedi+i+mogu%C3%84?nostima+socijalisti%C3%84%C2%8Dke+Jugoslavije.html).

[Interview with Sezgin Boynik.] “Communicating Vessels: Forms, Politics, History.” RabRab [Helsinki] no. 2 Vol. B (2015): 5-37 (Slovene transl. by T. Velagic+ and A. Korsika, Borec no. 727-29 (2016): 191-230.] +  POSTED

“Epistemological Meditations on Science, Poetry, and Politics.” Rab-Rab [Helsinki] no. 2 Vol. B (2015): 39-53 +  POSTED NEW V.

“Uokolo Memoara [Memoirs part 4].” Gordogan no. 31-32 (2015): 202-19;

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).

”Two Heretics.” Relations no. 3-4 (2015):  122-51 [translation of 10 poems by J. Kaštelan and 8 poems by M. Krleža with brief intro: subtitles to the two parts and biographies added by editor R.B. Simic’]

“What Is To Be Done?: A First Step.” Socialism and Democracy 30.1 (2016): 105-27, and modified; “Šta da se radi?” Transl. Lazar Atanacković. Stvar no.8 (2016): 420-41;  rpt. “Što da se radi: prvi korak.” and ditto ii-ii   (partial Serbian transl. “Šta da se radi?: Približni predlog za platformu radikalne levice.” Le Monde diplomatique [Serbian edn.] no. 9 (March. 2016): 15-16).

“Ploviti mrtvim morem: Prevodeći Fortinija godine 2016.” Le Monde diplomatique (Serbian edn.) no. 9 (March. 2016): 16.

“Communism Can Only Be Radical Plebeian Democracy: Remarks on the Experience of S. F. R. Yugoslavia and on Civil Society.” International Critical Thought 6.2 (2016): 165-89,

“My Brecht:  A Look from 2016,” [Introduction to my book Brecht’s Creation and the Horizon of Communism in Slovene — see above in Volumes Authored] Communications of  Int’l Brecht Soc. online edition (eds. Imbrigotta + Davis) no. 1 (2017), (Croatian transl.  Gordogan no. 33-34 (2016): 42-52, in

 [Interview with Saša Hrnjez.] “Tko se ne bori zajedno, izgubi pojedinačno.” Stvar no. 8 (2016): 442-66;  and + [ditto]-ii-ii; whole also at

[Nine Poems]. Home Planet News Online, no. 3 [June 2016]: 29ff.,

“Oporba kao gnjev, podsmjeh i pjev: uvod pjesmama Franca Fortinija.” Književna republika br. 5-8 (2016):  93-100; “Franco Fortini. 18 izabranih pjesama (1944.–1994.).” Transl. D.R.Suvin. Ibidem 101-13.

(with Marc Angenot). ”Uses of Marx: The Implicit of the Manifested (Or, Demystification and Critique).”  Rab-Rab [Helsinki] no. 3: 2016): 35-72.

“To Explain Fascism Today.” Critique [Glasgow] 45.3 (2017): 259-302,, e-form 2HAUhZgAeqvTpqnyjFz/full (Croatian “Objašnjenje fašizma za današnje vrijeme.”  Transl. M. Mrčela.  Gordogan no. 33-34 (2016): 125-53, in

[Six Poems 2000-2009] Ex: Fudô 2000; More Departures from Heine (3, 4, 5, 10); Haiku: “Days – years –” Home Planet News OnLine no. 4 [Feb. 2017]: 21,

 “Splendours, Miseries and Potentialities of Socialist Yugoslavia: The Berlin Theses“ + “A Chronology of SFRY” in

“Illuminating Freedom and Knowledge in Das Kapital: Notes on Aristotle, Leibniz, and Spinoza.”    POSTED

Parables and Uses of a Stumbling Stone.” Arcadia 5.2 (2017): 271-300,  DOI:

Boris Buden and DS.  “Only Intelligent Planning Can Save Us.” e-flux journal no. 86 (Nov. 2017),

“Imali smo klasika: Bilješke za situiranje Predraga Matvejevića.”  Gordogan no. 35-36 (2017): 202-12; also part 1 spoken in Radio 3 Zagreb, Dec. 2017,

“Pouke iz Ruske revolucije.” Transl. M. Mrčela. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe, 2017. 48pp.; “Nauki ruske revolucije in njenih posledic.” Prev. J.Kostenjevec. Borec br. 739-41 (2017): 148-79.

What and How Are Poets For in Our Age of Want: Cognition, Emancipation, Communism” (forthcoming Minnesota R, Fall 2018)



2 Responses to Vita

  1. Mavin Blackburn says:

    I’ve included here, likely to your utter dismay, the ramblings that transpired after coming upon the term cognitive estrangement:

    You know that feeling when you are passionate about something & you are gifted, or have stumbled upon, a tool that facilitates a more refined process to what you are working on?

    Cognitive estrangement is my new ’23’, in that, I see the brilliance of its application everywhere, for good or for bad, how this relates to the development of any social structure, technology, biospheres.. this is not new to me in essence, but to have linked into that ephemeral something that was gnawing at me & to have come across another mind who has articulated that modus operandi that I was struggling to effectively grasp onto is of some great significance to me. Speculative fiction has been designed server-side to instigate a change of perception client-side, without the barrier of previous programming. This is a brilliant medium to cognitively hack the rigid processes that perceive the veils that ensure that the systems of control in place are mere phantasmagoria. This requires minimal hard resources as the inertia created through the pleasure of finely crafted fiction jars the mind willingly to be open to the probability of another way as the processes are done client-side within one’s own subjectivity integrating into the core of how that system operates. This, of course, is only the seed bed. Past this point references to linking to a broader network of like intended minds is necessary foster the full benefits of this methodology.

    Communicating & exploring complex ideas within the imaginative realm has brought our collective minds far, & with so much speculative fiction being an escapist medium, in so many cases, I can see how the power of this method of exploration can be dismissed. Just by the mere fact that the de facto references to oppressive government & corporate policy get directed to books & authors of speculative fiction says to me that there is much power there to instigate change within this medium. I see the ‘suspension of disbelief’ utilized client side all over most of what we would call our news sources who have usurped the collective consciousness. These cognitive C&C hacking models can & have been undone via speculative fiction, graphic novels, film, video games.. the means & distribution of these have well been in the hands of the power brokers, but with the invention of a free press &, later, the internet, there are the means to effectively distribute communications abroad doing away, for the most part, the sophistry of borders & geography.

    All this to say, the conscious utilization of cognitive estrangement to the end of introducing a foundation not otherwise accessible to a DRM mind, in the hands of a few motivated individuals, can sow the seeds to affect great change insofar at there is to foresight to have the social infrastructure in place to foster like minds to come to affect much needed change.

    ‪#‎guerillapsyops‬ ‪#‎isolatednutbar‬ ‪#‎rubberwalls‬

    “In Suvin’s opinion, the focus of the genre lies in encouraging new ways of thinking about human society, or to inspire those who are oppressed to resist. Suvin has labeled this idea of subversive thinking as cognitive estrangement. Those works of SF that could be characterized as using cognitive estrangement rely on no one particular hypothesis, but instead on the cognitive presentation of alternative realities that directly contradict the status quo.[9]”


    • darkosuvin says:

      dear mr/ms Blackburn,

      thank you for yr enthusiaatic comment and parahrase.

      you’re from the Twitter – Facebook – Internet hacking generation, i gather; i’m not. so yr vocabulary is understandably different from mine in the 60s-70s. i’m therefore not sure i understood all, in particular i don’t recognize yr acronyms, sorry.

      however i gather we’re on the same side of the class barrier, so to speak, and that you find cognitive estrangement useful, so i’m glad. it’s every intellectual’s fond wish to be useful. so far as i can get it, you’ve understood its gist well. therefore our generational and semantic differences are finally secondary. what matters is to see humanity and civilization survive as against our present rulers.

      i’d encourage you to visit my site where newer things are posted. in particular i’d be interested if you had comments abt the last paper, WHAT IS TO BE DONE. ypou can send them directly to

      good wishes abt yr work, of wch i wish i knew something.

      yours Darko Suvin
      Professor Emeritus
      McGill Univ.


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