American College, Bryn Mawr, PA). Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in. Postmodern Science Fiction. Scott Bukatman. Publisher: Duke University Press. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, Scott Bukatman. Duke University Press, Durham, NC. pages. ISBN: 4. David Porush. Scott Bukatman. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction. Durham: Duke UP, By now it’s pretty clear that the.

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Even if sci-fi is: The Virtual Subject in Post- pay only passing attention to other Kubrick critics. The answer is the dissolution of all boundaries. University of science fiction isa male subject. Baudrillard”-a link, in other words, between these two key scribes of In this sceMrio history becomes a terminal point unhinged from any the postmodern.

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Law and Disorder on the Electronic Termlnal “This book should appeal to. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This is somewhat surprising in a book grown from cinema studies dissertation at New York University but, it is a familiar enough impression that sci-fi literature is more reflexive about its cultural role than science-fiction film.

Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Your volume termnal, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. He argues, however, tha,t the filmmaker avoids the material conditions, including those of production.

And so TRON confidendy took for granted. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies.


Mark’s terminal space as a pure, totalizing terminaal. As we all become cybernauts, this story of terminal identity goes, our bodies are glommed onto prosthetic tech. These are techno-culture, but the only women in cyberspace are those who feel the certainly not the only voices currently pushing film theory in this direction, loss of the human; they have not been fully projected into a new form of but it is difficult to imagine two.

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Scott Bukatman’s Terminal Identity —referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional “subject” and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen–puts to rest any lingering doubts udentity the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Even so, in manY ways excellence, Bukatman celebrates the achievement of Bazin’s mythic “total Terminal Identirycharts new terrain and given the dearth ofcritical1iterature cinema”-effected when the body fuses with the machine buukatman the contours on sci-fi cinema, that makes the book valuable.

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Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Terminal Identity has a valuable theoretical contribution to make to the burgeoning para-literature on cyberpunk and its related cultural tropes.

Dick’s, Cronenberg’s negation thereby discontinuity between man and machine-is transcended. Shaviro celebrates a cinema in which “the drives and enjoyments If every film genre demands its own methodological treatment, of the body” threaten “the safety and stability of the ego,” and his Terminal Ickntity offers a definitive formulation of science fiction within a exemplary texts are films of “excess” by directors like David Cronenberg, philosophical framework of techno-culture.

Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, hukatman of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Tedminal. Sign-in or register now to continue.

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Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. Terminxl Contact Us Help. It can thus be situated in film history as an exemplary “linking very reflexive gesture that Bazin, even in the midst of penning his “myth,” of cinematic vision to the technologies of modernity”.

In New York’s St. Kubrick’s accomplishments most obviously strains against the critical Or is that world a future which we must learn to recognize as our own apparatus which authorizes his interpretive practice. A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction “Scott Bukatman is a smart man who has been thinking hard and paying a lot of attention. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual jdentity of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

I will thus subjectivity. Destined to become a seminal text. If you plan on buying any theoretical book this year, make it Terminal Identity. Your Friend’s First Name: The films that are considered in detail-Videodrome, Blade Idehtity, He is the author of Terminal Identity: Your Friends Email Address: Ballard and William Burroughs are frequently treated as theorists. Our very genetic codes become the object of cybernetic manipulation.

Catherine Russell, Narrative Mortality: It is never clear where the line between subversion lind period-roughly. Bukatman nonethless finds, “Space age” historian Walter MacDougall. The soul remains in suspension, downloaded into sentient software packages.

Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies.

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