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Litter, Landscape and The Road

Litter, Landscape and The Road

Feb 27, 2015

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) presents a dystopian vision of a near-future world in which most organic vegetation has died and human life is becoming increasingly rare. It is not unusual for dystopian fiction to ...

Reconsidering Quarantine in Invasion Narratives

Reconsidering Quarantine in Invasion Narratives

Feb 27, 2015

The academic and public interest in supernatural invasion narratives has increased exponentially in the 20th and 21st centuries. According to Terrence Rafferty of The New York Times, the fascination with the zombie apocalypse ...

A Terrible Precariousness

A Terrible Precariousness

Feb 27, 2015

The transition from the post-war welfare state to neoliberalism has been accompanied in Western countries by a series of events that Jan Breman, in an article in the New Left Review, summarizes as following: ...

The Legitimacy of Literary Opinion

The Legitimacy of Literary Opinion

Feb 27, 2015

The influences of cyberspace have been decried as the death of literature as we know it, the death of the book, and now also as the death of the critic. The changes introduced by the Internet in the production and reception of literature ...