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dc.contributor.authorHay, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-16T14:25:04Z
dc.date.available2019-08-16T14:25:04Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-13
dc.identifier.citationHay, J. (2019). Quotidian Science Fiction: Posthuman Dreams of Emancipation. Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, 19, 29-46.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2168-569X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/622502
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that Science Fiction is a posthuman art form, whose texts posit a utopian dream which emphasises that the process of becoming posthuman is both incremental, and conditional upon the equitable cultural, social, and environmental evolution of our societies. The genre provides a transient dreamscape for visitation by the (post)human mind, by which the reader gains an expanded perception of not only their own empirical environment, but also of posthuman possibility. This posthuman dream however, is not a simply literalised by SF’s estranging narrative strategy, but rather is located in the intersection between the SF narrative and its generic form. Through the decay of their initially defamiliarizing nova into data which are cognitively explicable by their (post)human audience, SF texts dramatize our species’ continuous journey of becoming posthuman. This fundamentally posthuman model of the SF genre therefore challenges the model of cognitive estrangement proposed by Darko Suvin, and so proposes that SF exerts a pragmatic utopian dream that avoids being deterministic or teleological.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Iowaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://ir.uiowa.edu/ijcs/vol19/iss1/4/en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectScience Fictionen_US
dc.subjectCritical Posthumanismen_US
dc.titleQuotidian Science Fiction: Posthuman Dreams of Emancipationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2168-5738
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalIowa Journal of Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.date.accepted2019-04-11
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-06-13
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