Search results: Found 2

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Respawn

Author:
ISBN: 9781478090366 9781478002789 9781478002925 9781478001348 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090366 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Media and communication
Added to DOAB on : 2020-03-28 11:21:02
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In Respawn Colin Milburn examines the connections between video games, hacking, and science fiction that galvanize technological activism and technological communities. Discussing a wide range of games, from Portal and Final Fantasy VII to Super Mario Sunshine and Shadow of the Colossus, Milburn illustrates how they impact the lives of gamers and non-gamers alike. They also serve as resources for critique, resistance, and insurgency, offering a space for players and hacktivist groups such as Anonymous to challenge obstinate systems and experiment with alternative futures. Providing an essential walkthrough guide to our digital culture and its high-tech controversies, Milburn shows how games and playable media spawn new modes of engagement in a computerized world.

Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

Author:
Book Series: DDR- Studien / East German Studies ISBN: 9781788745659 9781788745666 9783039107391 Year: Pages: 333 DOI: 10.3726/b14377 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Social Sciences --- Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:32:12
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

East German science fiction enabled its authors to create a subversive space in another time and place. One of the country’s most popular genres, it outlined futures that often went beyond the party’s official version. Many utopian stories provided a corrective vision, intended to preserve and improve upon East German communism. This study is an introduction to East German science fiction. The book begins with a chapter on German science fiction before 1949. It then spans the entire existence of the country (1949-1990) and outlines key topics essential to understanding the genre: popular literature, socialist realism, censorship, fandom, and international science fiction. An in-depth discussion addresses notions of high and low literature, elements of the fantastic and utopia as critical narrative strategies, ideology and realism in East German literature, gender, and the relation between literature and science. Through a close textual analysis of three science fiction novels, the author expands East German literary history to include science fiction as a valuable source for developing a multi-faceted understanding of the country’s short history. Finally, an epilogue notes new titles and developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

Duke University Press (1)

Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group (1)


License

CC by-nc-nd (2)


Language

english (2)


Year
From To Submit

2018 (2)