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Deep State and the Future of Theatre

Deep State and the Future of Theatre

May 31, 2017

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler's 2012 film project Deep State, scripted by China Miéville, tells the story of a time traveller who passes through holes in conventional history created by the irruptive power of riots.

Queerversity: Desire and Sexuality in China Miéville’s Fiction

Queerversity: Desire and Sexuality in China Miéville’s Fiction

Oct 30, 2015

Antke Engel, who works in the field of gender studies and queer theory, points out that gender difference and heteronormativity are organised by two mechanisms of power, normalisation and hierarchisation. Binary constructs have a crucial function in these processes. They influence concepts of identity and self-identification but are undermined by ...

Identity and Consciousness in Dial H

Identity and Consciousness in Dial H

May 13, 2013

With DC’s “New 52” reboot of Dial H China Miéville has re-entered the genre of comics after a guest episode of Hellblazer and a much-discussed but ultimately...