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A Heart Beating Hard

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Book Series: 21St Century Prose ISBN: 9780472900206 9780472036165 Year: Pages: 247 DOI: 10.3998/tfcp.13240726.0001.001 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
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A story about the passed-along People, about how we are the same and how we are different, about how we become who we are and how we protect our most private places from the cold glare of all that we cannot control

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Full Metal Jhacket

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Book Series: 21St Century Prose ISBN: 9780472900190 9780472036158 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.3998/tfcp.13240730.0001.001 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Following his celebrated debut collection Super Flat Times, Matthew Derby delivers a disturbing new set of stories that plunges us into a lonely heartland of misfits, outcasts, and would-be assassins who lurk in the shadows, searching for connection and meaning in all the wrong places

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Settlers of Unassigned Lands

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Book Series: 21St Century Prose ISBN: 9780472900183 9780472119554 9780472036202 Year: Pages: 126 DOI: 10.3998/tfcp.13240728.0001.001 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A provocative short story collection planted at fertile and futile crossroads of self and surroundings

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American Homes

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Book Series: 21St Century Prose ISBN: 9780472900176 9780472072583 9780472052585 Year: Pages: 129 DOI: 10.3998/tfcp.13240727.0001.001 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
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An eccentric, otherworldly guide to the domestic spaces Americans inhabit

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Tactics of the Human

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ISBN: 9780472072385 9780472052387 9780472900169 9780472120680 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Technology (General)
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Tactics of the Human: Experimental Technics in American Fiction examines the comparative perspective on digital cultures contemporary American fiction develops through the creative transposition of digital rhetorics and technological practices -such as the hyperlink, network, or recursive processing – into print or in translating a classic print narrative into a digital hypertext fiction. These literary experiments with early digital cultures of the 1990’s comparatively retrace and speculate on the digital’s transformative influence on prior understandings of the human, her social life, and her relations to material lifeworlds, exploring the consequences of the apparent plasticity of the boundaries of the human, particularly for women, subaltern subjects, and others already considered liminally human. As they query the digital technics entering into textual practices, subjectivity, spatial practices and social networks, lived space, nation, and economic circulation these texts reconceive their own literary print narrative methods and material modes of circulation in order to elaborate on unnoticed potentialities and limits of digital technics, providing a crucial means to reorient digital cultures of the present.

Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse

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ISBN: 9780472073108 9780472053100 9780472900046 9780472121878 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Ethnology
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This book examines an unprecedented range of science fiction texts—including literature, cinema, theater, and comics—produced in Argentina from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. These works address themes common to the genre across the industrialized world, including techno-authoritarianism, new modes of posthuman subjectivity, and apocalyptic visions of environmental catastrophe. At the same time, Argentine science fiction is fully grounded in the social and political life of the nation.The texts discussed here explore the impact of an uneven modernization, mass migration, dictatorships, crises in national identity, the rise and fall of the Left, the question of Argentina’s indigenous heritage, the impact of neoliberalism, and the most recent economic crisis of 2001. Argentine science fiction is also highly reflexive, debating within its pages the role of science fiction and fantasy in the society of its day, and the nature of the text in a world of advancing technology. This book makes important contributions to our understanding of science fiction as a genre, as well as to materialist theories of cultural texts. It will also interest students and scholars researching the culture, history, and politics of Argentina and Latin America.

Framed: The New Woman Criminal in British Culture at the Fin de Siècle

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ISBN: 9780472070442 9780472050444 9780472024469 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: History
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Framed uses fin de siècle British crime narrative to pose a highly interesting question: why do female criminal characters tend to be alluring and appealing while fictional male criminals of the era are unsympathetic or even grotesque? In this elegantly argued study, Elizabeth Carolyn Miller addresses this question, examining popular literary and cinematic culture from roughly 1880 to 1914 to shed light on an otherwise overlooked social and cultural type: the conspicuously glamorous New Woman criminal. In so doing, she breaks with the many Foucauldian studies of crime to emphasize the genuinely subversive aspects of these popular female figures. Drawing on a rich body of archival material, Miller argues that the New Woman Criminal exploited iconic elements of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century commodity culture, including cosmetics and clothing, to fashion an illicit identity that enabled her to subvert legal authority in both the public and the private spheres.

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