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Again, Dangerous Visions


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Introduction Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann: An Interview

Part 1 Sociology of Literature

1 Sociology and Literature

2 The "English" Ideology: Literary Criticism in England and Australia

3 The Protestant Epic and the Spirit of Capitalism

4 On the Beach: Apocalyptic Hedonism and the Origins of Postmodernism

5 Loose Canons and Fallen Angels

6 Dissenting, Plebeian, but Belonging, Nonetheless: Bourdieu and Williams

7 Deconstructing National Literature: Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

8 It's the Conscience Collective, Stupid: Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art

9 Science Fiction and the Literary Field

10 World Systems and World Science Fiction

Part 2 Cultural Materialism

11 Considerations on English Marxism

12 Literature, History and Post-Althusserianism

13 The Revolutions in Favour of Capital

14 Cultural Materialism, Culturalism and Post-Culturalism: The Legacy of Raymond Williams

15 Cultural Studies and Cultural Hegemony: Comparing Britain and Australia

16 Class and Cultural Production: The Intelligentsia as a Social Class

17 Left Out? Marxism, the New Left and Cultural Studies

18 From Media Imperialism to Semioterrorism

Part 3 Science Fiction

19 Utopia and Science Fiction in Raymond Williams

20 Darker Cities: Urban Dystopia and Science Fiction Cinema

21 Postmodern Gothic: Buffy, The X-Files and the Clinton Presidency

22 Framing Catastrophe: The Problem of Ending in Dystopian Fiction

23 Archaeologies of the Future: Jameson's Utopia or Orwell's Dystopia?

24 Time Travelling: Or, How (Not) to Periodise a Genre

25 The Sea and Eternal Summer: An Australian Apocalypse

26 Ice, Fire and Flood: Science Fiction and the Anthropocene

Andrew Milner co-authored with J.R. Burgmann, Rjurik Davidson and Susan Cousin

Conclusion: Towards 2050 Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann: A Dialogue



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  • About the Author

    Andrew Milner, Ph.D. (1977), London School of Economics, is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Monash University. He has published monographs, edited collections and many articles in the sociology of literature, cultural theory and science fiction studies.

    J.R. Burgmann, B.A. Hons (2013), University of Melbourne, is a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing at Monash University, where he is working on a climate fiction novel.

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