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Case Histories: Alienated Labor in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Zero History

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...William Gibson’s 2003 Pattern Recognition presents a gender shift from Neuromancer’s male protagonist “Case” to the female “Cayce,” a critical reworking of the figure of the global nomad, which John Marx recognizes as part...

“This is I, Hamlet the Dane!” Hamlet’s Migration and Integration in the Dramatic Theater as Cyberspace

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In this essay, dramatic theater is identified as a form of information technology, which, in performance takes on characteristics of cyberspace, such as the deliberately sustained ontological distance between the audience and its virtual...

1950–70: Defining a Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...Hollywood’s science-fiction output in the 1950s reflected the tensions, conflicts, and debates playing out in the broader American political landscape … accurately assessing the fears and desires of Cold War America.Academic work...

Alien Art: Encounters with Otherworldly Places and Inter-medial Spaces

Ulrike Küchler

Ulrike Küchler is a PhD Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her teaching and research focus on art and artificial life in science fiction and on the relation between aesthetics and new media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The protagonists in science fiction and transnational literature are travelers and alien figures who explore alternative places and thus comprehend familiar spaces more thoroughly. The protagonists’ journeys are frequently initiated...

Canon

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...“Just what is Star Wars canon, and what is not?” asks the introduction to Stephen Sansweet's Star Wars Encyclopaedia. “The one sure answer: The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition—the three films themselves as executive-produced...

Fan Film

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

Book chapter

...On one level, fan film is simply a branch of fan fiction and has a very similar relationship to the primary texts: a creative departure that stays within a recognizable framework, an experiment that sticks to accepted rules, a filling...

Genre, Theory and Science Fiction

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...A definition of the science fiction genre from an academic perspective might focus on thematic areas around technology, science, futurism or the figure of ‘the Other’. An equally valid definition might come from popular identification...

Science Fiction and Technology

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...The science fiction film has long been discussed in terms of its role as the main producer and purveyor of special effects imagery. From the first depiction of cinematic space travel in Le Voyage dans la lune through stop motion alien...

Introduction

Ulrike Küchler

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Ulrike Küchler is a PhD Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her teaching and research focus on art and artificial life in science fiction and on the relation between aesthetics and new media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Silja Maehl

Silja Maehl is a PhD Candidate in the Department of German Studies, Brown University, USA. Her research focuses on bilingual writing, transnationalism, and translation in contemporary literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Graeme Stout

Graeme A. Stout is Senior Lecturer and Film Studies Coordinator at the University of Minnesota, USA. His teaching and research focus on the nature, deployment and transformation of power in the modern age and the relationship of aesthetic form to social consciousness. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In his essay “The Stranger,” originally published in 1908 as an excursus to a book chapter on the sociology of space, Georg Simmel describes the stranger as the exemplary liminal figure: he is at once near and far, a member of a group...

Watching Star Wars Together

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...George, your kids are keeping it real back there, watching The Phantom Menace DVD … he and I agree: Liam Neeson ain't no Harrison Ford. And Sarah Smile agrees with me that Ewan McGregor is much, much hotter than Luke—what's his name...