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Alien PlotsFemale Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More

American Travel and Empire

American Travel and Empire

David Seed

Susan Castillo (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315084
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this collection, leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term ‘American’, used here in the hemispheric sense, and ‘American travel ... More

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the SnowLeft-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

David Goodway

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312557
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. This book seeks to recover and ... More

Animal AlterityScience Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316135
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science ... More

Attending DaedalusGene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Peter Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Attending Daedalus is the first book-length study of Gene Wolfe's four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun, known collectively as ‘The Urth Cycle’. Rejecting the ... More

Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Lars Schmeink

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

'Biopunk Dystopias' contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to ... More

Black IntersectionalitiesA Critique for the 21st Century

Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Monica Michlin and Jean-Paul Rocchi (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Black Intersectionalities goes beyond conventional identity studies to offer a critique of identity categories themselves. Markers of identity are too often assigned, examined, and theorized as ... More

Black Knowledges/Black StrugglesEssays in Critical Epistemology

Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Jason R. Ambroise and Sabine Broeck (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the central but often critically neglected role of knowledge and epistemic formations within social movements for Black ‘freedom’ and emancipation. The collection examines the ... More

Borrowed FormsThe Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Kathryn Lachman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the francophone, anglophone, and hispanophone worlds. Through readings of Nancy Huston, Maryse Condé, J. M. ... More

Caribbean CritiqueAntillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick Nesbitt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Caribbean Critique seeks to define and analyze the distinctive contribution of francophone Caribbean thinkers to perimetric Critical Theory. The book argues that their singular project has been to ... More

Combined and Uneven DevelopmentTowards a New Theory of World-Literature

Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Sharae Deckard, Nicholas Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Graeme Macdonald, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Benita Parry, and Stephen Shapiro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book attempts to resituate the problem of ‘world literature’, considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined ... More

Communities of the HeartThe Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Warren Rochelle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, which explores the use of imaginative literature as persuasion, focusing on the science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and her rhetorical use of myth, concludes that Le Guin (like Emerson, ... More

Cuba's Wild EastA Literary Geography of Oriente

Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente

Peter Hulme

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317484
eISBN:
9781846317170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317170
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book recounts a literary history of modern Cuba that has four distinctive and interrelated characteristics. Oriented to the east of the island, it looks aslant at a Cuban national literature ... More

Decolonising the IntellectualPolitics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire

Decolonising the Intellectual: Politics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire

Jane Hiddleston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380321
eISBN:
9781781381533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses the work of six francophone intellectuals writing in the lead-up to the decolonisation of many of France's colonies in the 1950s and 60s. While figures such as Senghor, Césaire, ... More

Deconstruction and the PostcolonialAt the Limits of Theory

Deconstruction and the Postcolonial: At the Limits of Theory

Michael Syrotinski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310560
eISBN:
9781846312922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312922
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As postcolonial studies shift to a more comparative approach, one of the most intriguing developments has been within the Francophone world. A number of genealogical lines of influence are now being ... More

Demand My WritingJoanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Jeanne Cortiel

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This major study of the work of Joanna Russ provides an introduction to the major feminist issues relevant to her work and assesses its development. The book looks at the function of woman-based ... More

A Dreamer and a VisionaryH P Lovecraft in His Time

A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312991
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognised as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his ... More

Empire on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Empire on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Mary Gossy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311826
eISBN:
9781846315268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315268
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers instruction to readers who want to know and feel their ways through and beyond disciplinary conventions towards new and clearer understandings of how empires and texts shiver and ... More

The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314728
eISBN:
9781846316289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316289
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the complex intersections between literature and the medical treatment of women between 1600 and 2000. With contributors employing a variety of methodologies, and considering a ... More

Friends and EnemiesThe Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Chris Bongie

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315299
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the troubled relationship between postcolonial theory and ‘politics’, both in the sense of a radical, revolutionary politics associated with anti-colonial struggle, and the almost ... More

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