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The Resource Do metaphors dream of literal sleep? : a science-fictional theory of representation, Seo-Young Chu

Do metaphors dream of literal sleep? : a science-fictional theory of representation, Seo-Young Chu

Label
Do metaphors dream of literal sleep? : a science-fictional theory of representation
Title
Do metaphors dream of literal sleep?
Title remainder
a science-fictional theory of representation
Statement of responsibility
Seo-Young Chu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Culture and Scholarship, Science-fictional worlds are perceived as unrealistic and altogether imaginary. Seo-Young Chu offers a bold challenge to this perception of the genre, arguing instead that science fiction is a form of "high-intensity realism" capable of representing nonimaginary objects that elude more traditional, "realist" modes of representation. Powered by lyric forces that allow it to transcend the dichotomy between the literal and the figurative, science fiction has the capacity to accommodate objects of representation that are themselves neither entirely figurative nor entirely literal in nature. Chu explores the globalized world, cyberspace, war trauma, the Korean concept of han, and the rights of robots, all as referents for which she locates science-fictional representations in poems, novels, music, films, visual pieces, and other works ranging within and without previous demarcations of the science fiction genre. in showing the divide between realism and
  • Science fiction to be illusory, Do Metaphors Dream of literal sleep? Sheds new light on the Value of science fiction as an aesthetic and philosophical resorce--one that matters more and more as our everyday realities grow increasingly resistant to straightforward representation. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chu, Seo-Young
Dewey number
813/.0876209
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S35
LC item number
C49 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • American fiction
  • Literature and technology
  • Literature and society
  • Literary form
Label
Do metaphors dream of literal sleep? : a science-fictional theory of representation, Seo-Young Chu
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223125705799
  • 31223125705781
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The globalized world -- Cyberspace in the 1990s -- War trauma -- Postmemory han -- Robot rights
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780674055179
Lccn
2010014760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)555658610
Label
Do metaphors dream of literal sleep? : a science-fictional theory of representation, Seo-Young Chu
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223125705799
  • 31223125705781
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The globalized world -- Cyberspace in the 1990s -- War trauma -- Postmemory han -- Robot rights
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780674055179
Lccn
2010014760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)555658610

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