Twenty years after cultivating a new orientation for aesthetics via the concept of non-photography, François Laruelle returns, having further developed his notion of a non-standard aesthetics. Published for the first time in a bilingual edition, Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics expounds on Laruelle’s current explorations into a photographic thinking as an alternative to the worn-out notions of aesthetics based on an assumed domination of philosophy over art. He proposes a new philosophical photo-fictional apparatus, or philo-fiction, that strives for a discursive mimesis of the photographic apparatus and the flash of the Real entailed in its process of image making. “A bit like if an artisan, to use a Socratic example, instead of making a camera based off of diagrams found in manuals, on the contrary had as his or her project the designing of a completely new apparatus of philo-fiction, thus capable of producing not simply photos, but photo-fictions.” One must enter into a space for seeing the vectorial and the imaginary number. Laruelle’s philo-fictions become not art installations, but “theoretical installations” calling for the consideration of the possibility of a non-standard aesthetics being of an equal or superior power to art and philosophy, an aesthetics in-the-last-instance that is itself an inventive and creative act of the most contemporary kind.
superposition of the vectors or conditions of variables, the act of photo-fiction, in its precariousness, paradoxically results in an uncertainty of the expected or predicted result. The aleatory nature of the thought-photo is not due ...
Author: François Laruelle
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
On science fiction authors
mainstream, and science fiction is generally accepted in virtually all areas of popular culture. Best-seller lists routinely feature works written and marketed as science fiction, and the most popular and durable television shows tend ...
Author: Richard Bleiler
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
Category: Literary Criticism
On Science , Pseudo - Science , and Some Science Fiction , 330 . LOCKE , GEORGE . ... The First Men in the Moon : H . G . Wells and the Fictional Strategies of his “ Scientific Romances , ” 124 . PARRINDER , PATRICK .
Category: Electronic journals
This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.
Moreover , the particular shift of point of view that structures the novelistic form of writing in Fowles's fiction , and the startling use of the narrative past in Daniel Martin in particular , make it possible to see the multiple ...
Author: Mahmoud Salami
Publisher: Associated University Presse
Category: Literary Collections
Great Science-Fiction Stories of Interplanetary Travel, Edited by Donald 4. Woffhelm EACH MAJOR BODY (12 in all) in the solar system is the subject of a story selected by ace science-fictionecr Donald A. Wollheim.
Category: Science fiction
Set sail for high adventure with a great way to teach the elements of fiction using leveled texts! Support your differentiated instruction with this book featuring excerpts from 15 different classic works including: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Jungle Book. This resource is perfect for close reading or small-group instruction because each selection is written at four different reading levels and includes a focus on setting, character, plot, or language usage. These texts can support students' vocabulary devlopment, improve writing skills, foster engagement, and promote creative thinking. Symbols placed in the lower corner of each page represent the reading level range and are designed to help teachers differentiate instruction. Comprehension questions are also provided to complement each reading level.
Fiction is the work of imaginative narration. In other words, it is something that is made, as opposed to something that has happened or something that is discovered. It helps bring our imaginations to life, since it offers an escape ...
Author: Debra J. Housel
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Desire and Domestic Fictionargues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. She also examines the works of such novelists as Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront s to reveal the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.
dangers of figurative language, Mrs. Hamilton goes on to say of fictional characters that it actually matters little "when or where they lived, or indeed whether they lived at all. The sole question to be asked is, whether such and such ...
Author: Nancy Armstrong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Desire in literature
A biography of the British boy, captured by raiding Irish warriors at age sixteen, who performed miracles, ended the power of the Druid priests over the Irish people, and converted the Irish kings and their people to Christianity.
(In the process, the word fiction, when used about literature, lost its original, derogatory ring, at least in English; it became a neutral technical term, no longer emphasizing, as before, the element of untruth.) ...
Author: Peter Haidu
Category: Literary Criticism
Written by leading design philosopher Tony Fry, Writing Design Fiction: Relocating a City in Crisis is both an introduction to the power of “design fiction” in the design process, and a novella-length work of fiction in itself-telling the dramatic story of the relocation of the City of Harshon. Set in the near future, Harshon, a delta city, is facing environmental catastrophe due to rising sea levels-consequently, a decision is made to relocate the entire city inland. A diverse cast of voices-including an architect, a journalist, an economist, a construction worker, and residents-narrate the extraordinary challenges and complexities which follow. This work presents a real-world scenario which, in coming decades, will face many of the world's cities. The fictional format provides a novel way of exploring the very serious inherent technical, social, political, economic and cultural challenges. The story provides a rehearsal of the design challenges which are likely to face architects, planners, and designers in an uncertain global future. “Design fiction” is a fast-growing area within design and architecture, increasingly deployed as a serious methodology by designers as a tool in scenario planning. Writing Design Fiction takes the practice to a higher level conceptually and theoretically, but also practically. The book is divided into four parts, with the fictional narrative bookended by further critical analysis. Part One shows how a critique of existing modes of design fiction can lead to more grounded and critical thinking and practice. Part Three critically reflects on the narrative, while Part Four presents the practical application of the second order design fiction approach. This book demonstrates the value of a more developed mode of design fiction to students, professional designers and architects across the breadth of design practices, as well as to other disciplines interested in the future of cities.
At the most fundamental level, design fiction is not a recent innovation but is grounded in the very origins of the meaning of the word 'fiction'. Etymologically it comes from the Latin fictionem, a fashioning from the meaning of ...
Author: Tony Fry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A fascinating contribution to the scholarship of both political science and literature, this book explores eight major genres of contemporary popular fiction generally assumed to be essentially devoid of political content--children's novels, Westerns, middle-class fiction, historical novels, small-town Americana, sports novels, American war fiction, and science fiction. By uncovering the often covert mythical themes and cultural symbols hidden in the plot formulas of these works--many of them bestsellers--the essays illustrate the debt of mass-market authors to cultural and political traditions that reach back to the origins of the American Republic.
essay, Donald Hays' The Dixie Association (1984), does inspire this, combining the best elements of politics and sports fiction into an intelligent synthesis. NAIVETE TO NIHILISM: SID YULE TO TAYLOR RUSK Early sports fiction was mostly ...
Author: Ernest J. Yanarella
Category: Literary Criticism