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Learning from Other Worlds Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia

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ISBN-10: 0822327732

ISBN-13: 9780822327738

Edition: 2001

Authors: Patrick Parrinder, Marleen Barr, Stanley Fish, Peter Fitting, Carl Freedman

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Stanley Eugene Fish, who writes on law and literary criticism and history, was born on April 19, 1938, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Fish holds a Ph.D. from Yale. During his career, he has held major academic posts, serving as Kenan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University from 1974 to 1985 and as Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English and Law at Duke University since 1985. He is known for his expertise in English literature and literary theory, particularly the subjectivity of textual interpretation. Fish's works include Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority of Interpretative Communities, 1980 and Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric, and the Practice of Theory in Literary and Legal Studies, 1989. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1969.

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: Learning from Other Worlds
Science Fiction and Utopia: Theory and Politics
Before the Novum: The Prehistory of Science Fiction Criticism
Revisiting Suvin's Poetics of Science Fiction
"Look into the dark": On Dystopia and the Novum
Science Fiction and Utopia: A Historico-Philosophical Overview
Society After the Revolution: The Blueprints for the Forthcoming Socialist Society published by the Leaders of the Second International
Science Fiction it its Social, Cultural, and Philosophical Contexts
From the Images of Science to Science Fiction
Estranged Invaders: The War of the Worlds
"A part of the... family[?]": John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos as Estranged Autobiography
Labyrinth, Double and Mask in the Science Fiction of Stanislaw Lem
"We're at the start of a new ball game and that's why we're all real nervous": Or, Cloning—Technological Cognition Reflects Estrangement from Women
"If I find one good city I will spare the man": Realism and Utopia in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy
Afterword: With Sober, Estranged Eyes
Darko Suvin: Checklist of Printed Items that Concern Science Fiction
Bibliography
Index