Gothic Science Fiction: 1980-2010

Parution de l’ouvrage collectif Gothic Science Fiction: 1980-2010, dirigé par Sara Wasson and Emily Alder, Liverpool University Press – Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies, 256 pages

Présentation sur le site de The University of Chicago Press.

Gothic fiction’s focus on the irrational and supernatural would seem to conflict with science fiction’s rational foundations. However, as this novel collection demonstrates, the two categories often intersect in rich and revealing ways. Analyzing a range of works—including literature, film, graphic novels, and trading card games—from the past three decades through the lens of this hybrid genre, this volume examines their engagement with the era’s dramatic changes in communication technology, medical science, and personal and global politics.

Redefining Genres
Roger Luckhurst, In the Zone: Topologies of Genre Weirdness
Fred Botting, Zombie Death Drive: Between Gothic and Science Fiction

Biopower and Capital
Aris Mousoutzanis, ‘Death is Irrevelant’: Gothic Science Fiction and the Biopolitics of Empire
Sara Wasson, ‘A Butcher’s Shop Where the Meat Still Moved’: Gothic Doubles, Organ Harvesting and Human Cloning
Laurence Davies, Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos, or the Pleasures of Impurity
Gwyneth Peaty, Infected with Life: Neo-supernaturalism and the Gothic Zombie
Emily Alder, Ruined Skin: Gothic Genetics and Human Identity in Stephen Donaldson’s Gap Cycle

Gender and Genre
Mark P. Williams, The Superheated, Superdense Prose of David Conway: Gender and Subjectivity Beyond The Starry Wisdom
Jerrilyn McGregory, Spatialized Ontologies: Toni Morrison’s Science Fiction Traces in Gothic Spaces
Nickianne Moody, The Gothic Punk Milieu in Popular Narrative Fictions
Laura Hilton, Gothic Science Fiction in the Steampunk Graphic Novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen