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Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010$
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Sara Wasson and Emily Alder

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317071

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319785

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Spatialized Ontologies: Toni Morrison's Science Fiction Traces in Gothic Spaces

Spatialized Ontologies: Toni Morrison's Science Fiction Traces in Gothic Spaces

Chapter:
(p.149) 9. Spatialized Ontologies: Toni Morrison's Science Fiction Traces in Gothic Spaces
Source:
Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010
Author(s):

Jerrilyn McGregory

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0010

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Toni Morrison's works in Gothic science fiction. It discusses the generic transformations in conjunction with the hybrid spaces in the amalgam of narratives. The chapter further notes that ‘enchantment’ is an adaptation of Darko Suvin's cognitive enstrangement, and that it is used when fantastical devices are used to express the cruel truths of a reality.

Keywords:   Toni Morrison, Gothic science fiction, generic transformations, enchantment, Darko Suvin, cognitive enstrangement

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