Covert Sphere Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

ISBN-10: 0801478537
ISBN-13: 9780801478536
Edition: 2012
Authors: Timothy Melley
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Description: In this work, Timothy Melley proposes that since the Cold War, fiction has become integral to the growth of national security as a concept and to a transformation of democracy.

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List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In this work, Timothy Melley proposes that since the Cold War, fiction has become integral to the growth of national security as a concept and to a transformation of democracy.

Linda Olson is a writer and developer of distance education courses in English literature for the Open Learning Program at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia. She is the coeditor with Kathryn Kerby-Fulton of Voices in Dialogue: Reading Women in the Middle Ages.Timothy Melley is Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America and The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State.

Preface
Introduction: The Postmodern Public Sphere
Cold War Redux
We Now Know
Public Secrets
Mere Entertainment
Strategic Irrationalism
Representations of the Covert State
Brainwashed!
The Faisalabad Candidate
Brain Warfare
Little Shop of Horrors
Softening Up Our Boys
Renditions
Spectacles of Secrecy
Trial by Simulation
Political Theater
Recovered (National) Memory
The State's Two Faces
Fakery in Allegiance to the Truth
The Fabulist Spy
False Documents
True Lies
Enemies of the State
Psy Ops
The Epistemology of Vietnam
The Work of Art in the Age of Plausible Deniability
Narrative Dysfunction
Calculated Ellipsis
The Feminization of the Public Sphere
The Journalist as Patsy
Metafiction in Wartime
Postmodern Amnesia
Assassins of Memory
The Dialectics of Spectacle and Secrecy
Secret History
The Magic Show
The Geopolitical Melodrama
Ground Zero
Enemies, Foreign and Domestic
Whatever It Takes
Demonology
Melodrama as Policy
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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