Alien Imaginations

Alien Imaginations

Author: Ulrike Küchler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628921168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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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.
Alien Imaginations
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl, Graeme Stout
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: Angela Motsomane
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher:

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Aliens in Popular Culture
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Michael M. Levy, Farah Mendlesohn
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

An indispensable resource, this book provides wide coverage on aliens in fiction and popular culture. • Provides cultural context in introductory essays on some of the key themes and contexts of alien representation • Covers a broad scope, with more than 130 entries on different topics, and is written by
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Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Abbes Maazaoui
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-05 - Publisher: Vernon Press

Studies on foreignness have increased substantially over the last two decades in response to what has been dubbed the migration/refugee crisis. Yet, they have focused on specific areas such as regions, periods, ethnic groups, and authors. Predicated on the belief that this so-called “twenty-first century problem” is in fact as
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher:

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