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Book
l, 465 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Contents: Estrangement and Cognition - SF and the Genological Jungle - Defining the Literary Genre of Utopia: Some Historical Semantics, Some Genology, a Proposal, and a Plea - SF and the Novum - The Alternative Island - The Shift to Anticipation: Radical Rhapsody and Romantic Recoil - Liberalism Mutes the Anticipation: The Space-Binding Machines - Anticipating the Sunburst: Dream, Vision - or Nightmare? - Wells as the Turning Point of the SF Tradition - The Time Machine versus Utopia as Structural Models for SF - Russian SF and Its Utopian Tradition - Karel Capek, or the Aliens Amongst Us - Science Fiction, Metaphor, Parable, and Chronotope (with the Bad Conscience of Reaganism) - Considering the Sense of "Fantasy" or "Fantastic Fiction": An Effusion* - Circumstances and Stances: A Retrospect.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034319485 20160815
Returning to print for the first time since the 1980s, Metamorphoses of Science Fiction is the origin point for decades of literary and theoretical criticism of science fiction and related genres. Darko Suvin's paradigm-setting definition of SF as "the literature of cognitive estrangement" established a robust theory of the genre that continues to spark fierce debate, as well as inspiring myriad intellectual descendants and disciples. Suvin's centuries-spanning history of the genre links SF to a long tradition of utopian and satirical literatures crying out for a better world than this one, showing how SF and the imagination of utopia are now forever intertwined. In addition to the 1979 text of the book, this edition contains three additional essays from Suvin that update, expand and reconsider the terms of his original intervention, as well as a new introduction and preface that situate the book in the context of the decades of SF studies that have followed in its wake.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034319485 20160815
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-119-01
Video
3 videodiscs (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([42] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm)
  • disc 1. Blade runner : the final cut (2007, 117 min.)
  • disc 2. Original theatrical cut (1982, 117 min.) ; International theatrical cut (1982, 117 min.) ; Director's cut (1991, 117 min.)
  • disc 3. Workprint (113 min.) ; Dangerous days : making Blade runner.
"Los Angeles, 2019. Jaded ex-cop Rick Deckard is hired to track down and 'retire' a rogue group of Nexus 6 replicants, highly advanced androids designed to supply 'off-world' labour that have escaped to Earth. As they appear totally human and have been programmed with emotions and false memories, the task of eliminating them is doubly difficult, and they themselves may be unaware that they are machines."--Film Index International.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01, COMPLIT-154A-01, COMPLIT-154A-01
Video
1 videodisc (167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Adapted from a Stanislaw Lem novel. Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of theSolaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01

4. WALL-E [2008]

Video
3 videodiscs (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. digital; optical; surround EX; Dolby Digital 5.1. digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 2.0. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region A. video file; DVD video; region 1.
Left alone on an ecologically-ravaged Earth for hundreds of years, a garbage-collecting robot finally finds love and the solution to make the world habitable again, but must go to the farthest reaches of space to make it happen.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01

5. Tarkovsky [2008]

Book
464 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-119-01
Video
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
At the Dawn of Man, a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith that is alien to their surroundings. A hominid discovers the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. The bone is tossed in the air and it's a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development only to imply that man hasn't advanced very far at all psychologically. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole head toward Jupiter on the space ship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite, " through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01

7. Abel Ferrara [2007]

Book
xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
In this concise study, Nicole Brenez argues for Abel Ferrara's place in a line of grand inventors who have blurred distinctions between industry and avant-garde film, including Orson Welles, Monte Hellman, and Nicholas Ray. Rather than merely reworking genre film, Brenez understands Ferrara's oeuvre as formulating new archetypes that depict the evil of the modern world. Focusing as much on the human figure as on elements of storytelling, she argues that films such as "Bad Lieutenant" express this evil through visionary characters struggling against the inadmissible (inadmissible behaviour, morality, images, and narratives).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252074110 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-119-01
Video
4 videodiscs : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
  • Disc 1. The final cut (2007)
  • disc 2. Dangerous days : making Blade Runner (214 min.) / Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin and Warner Home Video present ; a Lauzirika production
  • disc 3. U.S. theatrical cut (1982) ; International theatrical cut (1982) ; Director's cut (1992)
  • disc 4. Enhancement archive.
Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.' Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 6 "skin jobs, " the slang for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01, COMPLIT-154A-01
Book
xvi, 431 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of otherness...alien life and alien worlds...and a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia, " conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today. Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson's project on the Poetics of Social Forms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844670338 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-119-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Everything you think you know about modern science is about to unravel in this critically acclaimed film about two young engineers and the consequences they face when they invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01
Book
xx, 206 p. ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-119-01
Video
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The Malone family moves to an army base, where the father, a chemist with the Environmental Protection Agency, is assigned to check on stored waste material. Invading cells from outer space take over the bodies of the people on the base. Malone's wife is taken over, but he escapes with the rest of his family with the help of a helicopter pilot.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-119-01
Video
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + liner notes (4 p. ; 18 cm.).
Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to another galaxy and finds himself in a computer-run society which is dedicated to technology and outlaws emotion.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-119-01