Alien Imaginations

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781628921151: Alien Imaginations
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders. Offering a perspective on the alien that connects to scholarship on immigration and globalization, Alien Imaginations brings together canonical and contemporary works in the literature and cinema of science fiction and transnationalism. By examining the role of the alien through the themes of language, anxiety and identity, the essays in this collection engage with authors such as H.G. Wells, Eleanor Arnason, Philip K. Dick and Yoko Tawada as well as directors such as Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron and Michael Winterbottom. Focusing on works that are European and North American in origin, the readings in this volume explore their critical intent and their potential to undermine many of the central notions of Western hegemonic discourses. Alien Imaginations reflects upon contemporary cultural imaginaries as well as the realities of migration, labor and life, suggesting models of resistance, if not utopian horizons.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

When we imagine the alien, the alien imagines us. With theoretical astuteness and admirable lucidity, Alien Imaginations brings together science fiction and narratives of transnational identity, recontextualising each in terms of the other. In a globalised, biopolitical era, such encounters and transformations make for essential reading. * Mark Bould, Reader in Film & Literature, University of the West of England, UK, and co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television * Placing science fiction in the context of transnational studies, Alien Imaginations offers a compelling vision of how the genre narrates and interrogates the world of global technoculture. Reflecting on the dialectical interaction between the imaginations and material realities of capitalist flows of migrants and money, the essays gathered here demonstrate that the question `who is the foreigner?' is complex and consequential. This book is an impressive example of the critical power of understanding science fiction as a mode for perceiving the contemporary. * Sherryl Vint, Professor of Science Fiction Media Studies, University of California, Riverside, USA, and editor of Science Fiction Studies * This volume's thirteen variations of the figure of the alien demonstrate the remarkable resonance and fecundity both of speculative fiction from the 1890s to the present and of the richly varied critical discourses currently being brought to bear upon it. * John Rieder, Professor of English, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, USA *

About the Author:

Ulrike Kuchler is Ulrike Kuchler is an independent scholar and has taught at Freie Universitat Berlin, Eberhard Karls Universitat, Germany, and Brown University, USA. Her creative practice and research focus on art and artificial life in science fiction and on the evolving relationship between traditional aesthetic categories and new media. Silja Maehl received her PhD from the Department of German Studies at Brown University, USA.. Her research engages with bilingual writing practices, transnationalism, and translation in contemporary literature. Graeme Stout is Senior Lecturer and Film Studies Coordinator at the University of Minnesota. His teaching and research focus on the nature, deployment and transformation of power in the modern age and the relationship of aesthetic form to social consciousness.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781501319976: Alien Imaginations

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1501319973 ISBN 13:  9781501319976
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stout Graeme A.
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1628921153

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 75.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.74
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl, And Graeme Stout
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders. Offering a perspective on the alien that connects to scholarship on immigration and globalization, Alien Imaginations brings together canonical and contemporary works in the literature and cinema of science fiction and transnationalism. By examining the role of the alien through the themes of language, anxiety and identity, the essays in this collection engage with authors such as H.G. Wells, Eleanor Arnason, Philip K. Dick and Yoko Tawada as well as directors such as Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron and Michael Winterbottom. Focusing on works that are European and North American in origin, the readings in this volume explore their critical intent and their potential to undermine many of the central notions of Western hegemonic discourses. Alien Imaginations reflects upon contemporary cultural imaginaries as well as the realities of migration, labor and life, suggesting models of resistance, if not utopian horizons. Seller Inventory # AA79781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 80.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl, And Graeme Stout
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders. Offering a perspective on the alien that connects to scholarship on immigration and globalization, Alien Imaginations brings together canonical and contemporary works in the literature and cinema of science fiction and transnationalism. By examining the role of the alien through the themes of language, anxiety and identity, the essays in this collection engage with authors such as H.G. Wells, Eleanor Arnason, Philip K. Dick and Yoko Tawada as well as directors such as Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron and Michael Winterbottom. Focusing on works that are European and North American in origin, the readings in this volume explore their critical intent and their potential to undermine many of the central notions of Western hegemonic discourses. Alien Imaginations reflects upon contemporary cultural imaginaries as well as the realities of migration, labor and life, suggesting models of resistance, if not utopian horizons. Seller Inventory # AA79781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 83.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ulrike Küchler (editor), Silja Maehl (editor), Graeme Stout (editor)
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2015-03-26, New York (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2015-03-26, New York, 2015. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 80.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl, And Graeme Stout
Published by Bloomsbury Academic (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Condition: New. Explores the literary, cinematic, and philosophical connections between science fiction and globalization, focusing on the figure of the alien and (im)migrant. Editor(s): Kuchler, Ulrike; Maehl, Silja; Stout, Graeme A. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; APFA; APFN; DSBH; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 160 x 23. Weight in Grams: 532. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 89.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Kuchler, Ulrike
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 90.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Kuchler, Ulrike
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 86.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl, And Graeme Stout
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. Condition: New. Explores the literary, cinematic, and philosophical connections between science fiction and globalization, focusing on the figure of the alien and (im)migrant. Editor(s): Kuchler, Ulrike; Maehl, Silja; Stout, Graeme A. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; APFA; APFN; DSBH; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 160 x 23. Weight in Grams: 532. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 93.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl, And Graeme Stout
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders. Offering a perspective on the alien that connects to scholarship on immigration and globalization, Alien Imaginations brings together canonical and contemporary works in the literature and cinema of science fiction and transnationalism. By examining the role of the alien through the themes of language, anxiety and identity, the essays in this collection engage with authors such as H.G. Wells, Eleanor Arnason, Philip K. Dick and Yoko Tawada as well as directors such as Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron and Michael Winterbottom. Focusing on works that are European and North American in origin, the readings in this volume explore their critical intent and their potential to undermine many of the central notions of Western hegemonic discourses. Alien Imaginations reflects upon contemporary cultural imaginaries as well as the realities of migration, labor and life, suggesting models of resistance, if not utopian horizons. Seller Inventory # BTA9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 97.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Ulrike Kuchler
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN 10: 1628921153 ISBN 13: 9781628921151
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781628921151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 103.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds