The Resource Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination, Elana Gomel, (electronic resource)

Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination, Elana Gomel, (electronic resource)

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Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination
Title
Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination
Statement of responsibility
Elana Gomel
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Are we living in a post-temporal age? Has history come to an end? This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterized by an explosion of heterogeneous narrative "timeshapes" or chronotopes. Chronological linearity is being challenged by quantum physics that implies temporal simultaneity; by evolutionary theory that charts multiple time-lines; and by religious and political millenarianism that espouses an apocalyptic finitude of both time and space. While science, religion, and politics have gene
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N$T
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Gomel, Elana
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3433.5
LC item number
.G66 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
Series statement
Continuum literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Time in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • History and criticism
  • Science fiction
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Science fiction
  • Time in literature
Label
Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination, Elana Gomel, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Time enough for world -- Time machines: H.G. Wells and the invention of postmodernity -- Strangled by the time loop: paradoxes of determinism -- 'My name is might-have-been': contingency, counterfactuals and moral choice -- Everyday apocalypse: the ethics and aesthetics of the end of time -- Conclusion: Beyond millennium
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 177 pages).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781441123954
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669499053
  • (OCoLC)ocn669499053
Label
Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination, Elana Gomel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Time enough for world -- Time machines: H.G. Wells and the invention of postmodernity -- Strangled by the time loop: paradoxes of determinism -- 'My name is might-have-been': contingency, counterfactuals and moral choice -- Everyday apocalypse: the ethics and aesthetics of the end of time -- Conclusion: Beyond millennium
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 177 pages).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781441123954
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669499053
  • (OCoLC)ocn669499053

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