Read and Download Tony Fry Book Writing Design Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Writing Design Fiction PDF. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: Written by leading design philosopher Tony Fry, Writing Design Fiction: Relocating a City in Crisis is both an introduction to the power of “design fiction” in the design process, and a novella-length work of fiction in itself-telling the dramatic story of the relocation of the City of Harshon. Set in the near future, Harshon, a delta city, is facing environmental catastrophe due to rising sea levels-consequently, a decision is made to relocate the entire city inland. A diverse cast of voices-including an architect, a journalist, an economist, a construction worker, and residents-narrate the extraordinary challenges and complexities which follow. This work presents a real-world scenario which, in coming decades, will face many of the world's cities. The fictional format provides a novel way of exploring the very serious inherent technical, social, political, economic and cultural challenges. The story provides a rehearsal of the design challenges which are likely to face architects, planners, and designers in an uncertain global future. “Design fiction” is a fast-growing area within design and architecture, increasingly deployed as a serious methodology by designers as a tool in scenario planning. Writing Design Fiction takes the practice to a higher level conceptually and theoretically, but also practically. The book is divided into four parts, with the fictional narrative bookended by further critical analysis. Part One shows how a critique of existing modes of design fiction can lead to more grounded and critical thinking and practice. Part Three critically reflects on the narrative, while Part Four presents the practical application of the second order design fiction approach. This book demonstrates the value of a more developed mode of design fiction to students, professional designers and architects across the breadth of design practices, as well as to other disciplines interested in the future of cities.
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Read and Download Zhi Dao Book History of Fiction in China in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book History of Fiction in China PDF. This book was released on with total page pages. Book excerpt: The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Fiction in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.
Read and Download Gregers Andersen Book Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis PDF. This book was released on 2019-09-25 with total page 154 pages. Book excerpt: Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis argues that the popularity of the term "climate fiction" has paradoxically exhausted the term’s descriptive power and that it has developed into a black box containing all kinds of fictions which depict climatic events and has consequently lost its true significance. Aware of the prospect of ecological collapse as well as our apparent inability to avert it, we face geophysical changes of drastic proportions that severely challenge our ability to imagine the consequences. This book argues that this crisis of imagination can be partly relieved by climate fiction, which may help us comprehend the potential impact of the crisis we are facing. Strictly assigning "climate fiction" to fictions that incorporate the climatological paradigm of anthropogenic global warming into their plots, this book sets out to salvage the term’s speculative quality. It argues that climate fiction should be regarded as no less than a vital supplement to climate science, because climate fiction makes visible and conceivable future modes of existence within worlds not only deemed likely by science, but which are scientifically anticipated. Focusing primarily on English and German language fictions, Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis shows how Western climate fiction sketches various affective and cognitive relations to the world in its utilization of a small number of recurring imaginaries, or imagination forms. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and literary and culture studies more generally.
Read and Download Nancy Armstrong Book Desire and Domestic Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Desire and Domestic Fiction PDF. This book was released on 1987-05-07 with total page 318 pages. Book excerpt: "A strikingly original treatment of the rise of the novel, Desire and Domestic Fiction makes a major contribution to feminist theory, to the understanding of the role of gender in culture and its relation to political change, and to studies in the history of the British novel. Its successful application of contemporary theory, especially its use of Foucault's History of Sexuality, will interest scholars involved in the criticism of culture"--Jacket.
Read and Download Pamela K. Gilbert Book A Companion to Sensation Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book A Companion to Sensation Fiction PDF. This book was released on 2011-06-20 with total page 680 pages. Book excerpt: This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship
Read and Download James K. Hoffmeier Book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? PDF. This book was released on 2015-05-12 with total page 174 pages. Book excerpt: The nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. This book introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding. Each contributor identifies their position on the genre or genres of Genesis, chapters 1-11, addresses why their interpretation is respectful of and appropriate to the text, and contributes examples of its application to a variety of passages. The positions include: Theological History(Genesis can be taken seriously as both history and theology) – defended by James K. Hoffmeier. Proto-History (the early Genesis narratives consist of a variety of literary genres; which, nonetheless, do not obscure the book's theological teaching) – defended by Gordon J. Wenham. Ancient Historiography (an understanding of Genesis that seeks to reconcile the limitations of its human authors with the nature of it being the Word of God) defended by Kenton L. Sparks. General editor and Old Testament scholar Charles Halton explains the importance of genre and provides historical insight in the introduction and helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion. In the reader-friendly Counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.
Read and Download A. Stevens Book British Historical Fiction before Scott in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book British Historical Fiction before Scott PDF. This book was released on 2010-04-09 with total page 201 pages. Book excerpt: In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.
Read and Download Andrew Radford Book British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945—1975 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945—1975 PDF. This book was released on 2021-08-23 with total page 293 pages. Book excerpt: This book scrutinizes a range of relatively overlooked post-WWII British women writers who sought to demonstrate that narrative prose fiction offered rich possibilities for aesthetic innovation. What unites all the primary authors in this volume is a commitment to challenging the tenets of British mimetic realism as a literary and historical phenomenon. This collection reassesses how British female novelists operated in relation to transnational vanguard networking clusters, debates and tendencies, both political and artistic. The chapters collected in this volume enquire, for example, whether there is something fundamentally different (or politically dissident) about female experimental procedures and perspectives. This book also investigates the processes of canon formation, asking why, in one way or another, these authors have been sidelined or misconstrued by recent scholarship. Ultimately, it seeks to refine a new research archive on mid-century British fiction by female novelists at least as diverse as recent and longer established work in the domain of modernist studies.
Read and Download Brenda Cooper Book Magical Realism in West African Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Magical Realism in West African Fiction PDF. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie * wider contemporary trends in African writing, with particular attention to how the realism of authors such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been connected with nationalist agendas. This is a fascinating and important work for all those working on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.
Read and Download Mahmoud Salami Book John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism PDF. This book was released on 1992 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society.
Read and Download Harry Raphael Garvin Book Twentieth-century Poetry, Fiction, Theory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Twentieth-century Poetry, Fiction, Theory PDF. This book was released on 1977 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: The issues addressed in this volume include the limits of language and the need for linguistic form, the significance of creating.
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Read and Download Book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction PDF. This book was released on 2012-08-15 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Quick fiction for readers on the go! Quick fiction for readers on the go! Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is a tantalizing collection of 88 short-short stories custom-picked for the Bathroom Reader aficionado. We scoured the nation for talented writers and asked them to send us their best quick reads. The result: mysteries, horror, sci-fi, adventure, plenty of laughs--and a few gasps--in these startling short stories. They’re like little movies for your mind! Some titles to entice you: * “Nothing” * “Mr. Agreeable” * “Dead Man’s Float” * “The Unseeing Eye” * “Checking out a Geezer” * “My First Foreign Woman and the Sea” * “Rusty the Pirate (A Historical Feghoot)” * “The Loom of Doom Galls Mainly in the Tomb” What are these stories about? Check out Flush Fiction and you won’t be disappointed!
Read and Download Dana Del George Book The Supernatural in Short Fiction of the Americas in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book The Supernatural in Short Fiction of the Americas PDF. This book was released on 2001-08-30 with total page 172 pages. Book excerpt: The continuing cultural encounters of the Americas, between European and indigenous cultures, and between scientific materialism and premodern supernaturalism, have originated new narrative forms. While supernatural short fiction of the Americas belongs to the broad category of the fantastic, which is generally approached synchronically, reading audiences of the past 200 years have shifted their beliefs about the supernatural several times. While nineteenth-century readers understood science as real and the supernatural as imaginary, modern audiences recognize both as inaccurate, a shift which allows authors of supernatural fiction to celebrate premodern indigenous beliefs which were once disdained by a materialist culture. This book situates supernatural short fiction of the Americas within the changing cultural and epistemological contexts of the last 200 years and explores how authors have drawn upon a wealth of indigenous traditions. The book begins with a discussion of theories of the supernatural and the fantastic. It then looks at some of the first encounters of European and Native American supernatural beliefs and points to the common elements of these early traditions. The volume next focuses on American literature of the nineteenth century, which has a complex fusion of materialist biases and metaphysical fascinations. The final portion of the book gives greater attention to Spanish-American literature and the blending of the supernatural with attitudes of nostalgia and uncertainty.
Read and Download E. King Book Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture PDF. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page 242 pages. Book excerpt: Fictional narratives produced in Latin America often borrow tropes from contemporary science fiction to examine the shifts in the nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this leads towards a market-governed control society and also explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual.
Read and Download Ryan Curtis Friesen Book Supernatural Fiction in Early Modern Drama and Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Supernatural Fiction in Early Modern Drama and Culture PDF. This book was released on 2019-07-01 with total page 261 pages. Book excerpt: Brings together authors of fiction with philosophers and academics in Early Modern England and compares their ways of describing and understanding the world; Explores popular culture as well as the culture of the learned and elite; Examines the intellectual consequences of the Reformation and compares the spiritual and doctrinal practices of the occult to those of orthodoxy. Magic and the supernatural are common themes in the philosophy and fiction of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Supernatural Fiction in Early Modern Drama and Culture explores varieties of scepticism and belief exhibited by a selection of philosophers and playwrights, including Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Giordano Bruno, John Dee, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton, explicating how each author defines the supernatural, whether he assumes magic to operate in the world, and how he uses occult principles to explain what can be known and what is ethical. Beliefs and claims concerning impossible phenomena and superhuman agency require literary historians to determine whether an occult system of magical operation is being described in a given text. Each chapter in this volume evaluates whether a chosen early modern author is endorsing magic as efficacious or divinely sanctioned, or criticizing it for being fraudulent or unholy. By examining works of fiction, it is possible to explore fantastic settings which were not intended to be synonymous with the early modern audiences everyday experience, settings where magic exists and operates according to the playwrights designs. This book also sets out to determine what historical sources provided given authors with knowledge of the occult and speculates on how aware an audience would have been of academic, classical, or popular contexts surrounding the text at hand.
Read and Download Thomas Riggs Book Reference Guide to Short Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book Reference Guide to Short Fiction PDF. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1258 pages. Book excerpt: Reference Guide to Short Fiction provides study and commentary on the most instrumental writers of short fiction through the 20th century. International in scope, this single scholarly volume includes 779 entries on 377 authors and 402 short stories.
Read and Download Jerome Hamilton Buckley Book The Worlds of Victorian Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Book The Worlds of Victorian Fiction PDF. This book was released on 1975 with total page 440 pages. Book excerpt: