Questions related to Fiction
Postmodernism is a wide area of explanation and deals with so many fields, such as literature, architecture, fashion,sociology, culture, art, and so on. Postmodernism is scrutinized as an appendage of modernism. It is an indicative effectof modernism in all fields, especially art and literature. These connotations are visible in fiction. In the postmodern age,fictions are filled with postmodern perspectives. (PDF) Research Trends in Postmodernism: A Bibliometirc Analysis. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359258041_Research_Trends_in_Postmodernism_A_Bibliometirc_Analysis [accessed Mar 22 2022].
Is it wrong or at least negative to IMPLICITLY include prose ( Short Fiction ) in your critical article ? in the sense to include a short fiction that is related to the evaluated topic bu include it implicitly and that prose is somewhat subjective, not objective ?
I have started reading Snow Crash and Daemon. Please suggest to me some other books which are intriguing and related to Meta-verse.
For example, if we want to analyze the feminist style of writing in modern or post-modern fiction
#post-modern fiction#corpus#feminist analysis
Tell us how you perceive AI and its adoption.
AI- Future is here! Blurring the lines of reality and fiction. A good 2 minute read on basics to help one start on their “pursuit of AI” Looking forward to the series @SandeepPandey Link to article: https://lnkd.in/er-sWQK Link to post: https://lnkd.in/e7ANuJ7
Link to our paper on ROI computation for AI investments:
I want to calculate an enzyme's energy of activation, but I don't have the enzyme's molecular weight to calculate the rate constant or the pre-exponential factor A. This is part of an assignement I have for a virtual lab of enzymology, we use this virtual lab https://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbcdab/enzass/enzymass.htm by ucl and the process of it is basically you choose one of 5 enzymes which are fictional enzymes from what I can tell, and then you can perform "expirements" to determine the enzyme's behaviour in different pH environements etc.
I've attached screenshots of the diagrams the virtual lab has produced about how the enzyme reacts to different temperatures. I've concluded that at around 50°C it produces the maximum amount of protein so I've calcuted the maximum velocity using that at 5.86μmol/min. I had to calculate this because since I don't know anything about the actual enzyme I have to calculate the energy of activation using this equation: logk = logA - E / 2.303 * R * T (where logk=logVmax), our professor told us that we have to use this to calculate the energy. She also told us to use excel to calculate logk and logA and create a y=ax+b diagram. I honestly am really struggling to come up with how to use excel in order to do that since I'm really unexperienced with it.
Please refer to the photos below if you want to see the data I have.
I am looking for texts on Reference(ing) and/or Referential Processes in Discourse, construction of referents. Works that explore these topics in oral narratives (fiction or real). Thanks.
science fiction, fantacy, animation series and movies are watched by children and a specific group of adults. does it signify any relationship with the personality type/ personality of the adult watching it?
Hi I am currently doing a geography dissertation studying the representation of future space in climate fiction films thinking about ideas of capitalist hegemony and power inequalities in reference to gender and race. In terms of methodology im confused about the difference between textual and visual analysis (texts, at least in geography referring to pretty much everything), are they the same or is one better at analysing different aspects. Further in terms of actually carrying out the analysis how should my results be presented as due to it being on films i can't include parts of the film itself.
I am looking for fiction (excluding fantasy and science fiction) drawing on preferably "Norse" or "Celtic" mythological sources other than the works by George Mackay Brown.
I want to clear the postcolonial approach to read the literature. In my above-mentioned research, what are the basic (hypothetical) questions that should be addressed in research?
The interconnected inquiries help me to approach literary Iraqi identity poetics as an integral part of a parallel discourse that is working to unsettle the dominant official 2003 poetry of “Iraqiness” as well as the sectarian essentializations of post-2003 Iraqi society.
What does the text reveal about the problematics of post-colonial identity, including the relationship between personal and cultural identity and such issues as double consciousness and hybridity?
Freud makes the philosophical argument that we cannot represent our own death because in trying to do so, we are always still left as spectators (Razinsky 2013, p. 16).
I'm looking for sources and theories to assist with developing:
How might this claim be destabilised when performers in TV shows 'act out' their own deaths? It is the viewer as spectator not the performer.
The actor Luke Perry passed away in the actual world and so they had to hold a funeral for Fred Andrews, the fictional character he played in Riverdale - what is the significance of this duality?
Fore instance, the hero is from a working class and another character, in the same novel, is a middle class. I want to study how each character can project his/her class membership.
Historical novels or novels whose subject matter is about historical events like emigration or forced emigration. Tend to blend historical truth and fiction in their narrative, in this case the historic event serves as a background to, in some cases fictitious characters. This intersection I would like to know what is it i called or rather what might it be called?
In trying to set out the perameters of "social class" in the introduction of a text I am editing upon "social class' and "literature" for Routledge, I fell into a Lewis Carroll rabbit hole of wondrous conflicted definitions and claims about the fabulous Snarkish creature--class!
A granfalloon, in the fictional religion of Bokononism (created by Kurt Vonnegut in his 1963 novel Cat's Cradle), is defined as a "false karass." That is, it is a group of people who affect a shared identity or purpose, but whose mutual association is meaningless.
Vonnegut’s definition of a “granfalloon,” seems to fit the problematic semiotic state of the term “class,” as well. Northwestern University Sociologist Gary Fine suggested to me that what Wikipedia offered about “class” was as comprehensive as any other overview of this highly contentious, voluminous, multifaceted concept. Published definitions of social class, reveal a plethora of conflicting and overlapping traits and attributes that may suggest to some that class” is, in fact, a granfalloon. Yet the same may be said of all sociology’s categories to some degree. Granfalloon or not, we feel and experience very real class struggles that create pain in macro-level, full-scale armed conflicts. Micro-level class struggles go on daily, more or less peacefully, if annoyingly."
Would anybody like to shed more light, darkness, and chaos theory on this highly confusing topic? I am all ears and really need some expert opinion.
Thanks and looking forward to comments.
I need to know a clear definition of free will and determinism.
And the influence of Thomas Hardy on D. H. Lawrence writings, especially his fiction
im doing problem in QAP and i add one more matrix in that and i want to add one more fiction in the objective fuction using the 3rd matrix which is the minimum value in the matrix. but i didnt know how to write the function on finding the minimum value in the 3rd matrix
This title might not be very clear, let me elaborate :
Let's say, you're a computer scientist on your browser. You innocently browse the web, looking for a new book about procrastination (or anything else). Suddenly, a click lead you to the homepage of EvilCorpWorld, a (fictional) company incarnating the opposite of your ethical views.
EvilCorpWorld isn't a "common evildoer", they blatantly make the world a worst place. According to your ethical views, they could be enslaving children, selling weapons to warlords, practicing tax fraud at country scale, they support network promoting racism and sexism...
On the homepage of EvilCorpWorld, you inadvertently notice a big security flaw. Something like "click here for rootshell (Admin only!)". For the sake of simplicity, let's say it's an actual flaw, not a honeypot or anything else.
Now you have three possibility :
- to tell : email EvilCorpWorld to warn them about the huge flaw.
- to poke : like with a stick, poke the flaw, trying to see how far you can get. Poking does not mix with wrongdoing on purpose or for benefit. It's more a playful activity.
- to delegate : unsure of what to do, asking someone more versed in infosec what they think
What would be the most ethical-wise thing to do (maybe something other than three options)?
This is my first project on Research Gate! Any helpful tips this community of researchers can offer me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
PA involves a child being influenced by a parent to reject or resist contact with the other parent for no good reason.
If fact what connection, correlation and contribution does it make to negative social issues such as historical trauma, family/whanau violence. What is the relevance of (PA) to social work?
Private troubles – Public issues, do they intersect in relation to PA?
An interesting article by Geraci (2007) works with an early twentieth century theological claim that human reactions to the (perceived) presence of the divine is hallmarked by a conjunction of fear and allure. Geraci (2007) argues that SF literature by Philip K Dick, William Gibson and others (I would add Cordwainer Smith to the list) has positioned human reactions to advanced technology as reflecting a similar species of fear and allure in order to explore various themes.
Is anyone familiar with more recent publications on this or a related investigation of SF and religion?
I need to find the sentiment of
- A paragraph of a fiction book.
- Of the entire story book.
Have you any idea regarding the best sentiment analysis tool that we can use that is freely available (like SentiStrength)?
Millennials see social media as a 'normal' process of everyday life. Is social media that engrained within society that the removal of it would essentially, for some, be the removal of 'reality'?
Jean Boudrillard identified simulacra as not being a 'copy of the real, but truth in its own right' or 'hyperreality' - Applying this to social media, we must surely be able to state that social media is a hyperreality, as it blurs the lines between reality and fiction by the content written upon it.
I am working on a piece of fiction with the Caspian Sea at the core as an ambiguous symbol. Have you come across any book (fiction or non-fiction) or a scientific paper that comes with some rare information? Any help will be appreciated, but no link to a book-seller's site please! :)
Many literary texts make some use of glossopoesis, or invention of languages. A few examples include Tolkien’s stories, Ursula LeGuin’s oeuvre, Thomas More’s Utopia, and so on. Most of them do not go much further than a conceptual level. So, how important it usually is to examine such “languages”?
Stephen King's name is synonymous with horror stories. Many consider King to be the most successful writer of modern horror fiction today. My question to you all are:
* How did you feel before watch horror movie?
* How did you feel when finishing the movie?
* Is there any positive or negative benefits we will get by watching horror movie?
Why are there still pseudo-scientific conspiracy theories that undermine obviously confirmed facts and scientific knowledge in the present era of publicly available large amounts of scientific knowledge?
Why in the present age of computerization, the digitization of knowledge resources and the huge scientific knowledge available on the Internet are still created pseudoscientific conspiracy theories, sometimes absurd claims of the type that the Earth is flat, that evolution is a fiction, that some people are aliens from outside the Earth etc.? For what reason and for what purpose are these types of irrational pseudoscience theories created?
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
I am almost finished with a first draft of a work of historical fiction set during the reign of Mary Tudor as the rumours of burnings are just reaching Bristol. I am now turning my thoughts toward either finding a publisher or a literary agent. Any advice, recommendations or guidance in this endeavour would be greatly appreciated.
I wondered if anyone would like to discuss ideas around The Lacanian Real and its relationship with Deleuze's Becoming?
In essence, the trajectory of my doctoral thesis is headed in the direction of the Lacanian Real with respects to the following:
If the Lacanian Real is impossible then is it possible/how is it possible to represent the Real on television?
In others words: How can that which is un-representable be represented?
A counter to Lacan as an obvious choice is Deleuze and he does not believe in the real-possible distinction as then it would reduce things to the ontologically lesser category of the impossible. He changes things to the virtual and the actual and says the virtual is just as Real as the Real world but it is not corporeal in an actual, physical, tangible sense. Thus, I am seeking to discuss:
1. The radical differences between Deleuze and Lacan (Deleuzian Becoming)
2. My supervisor has pointed me to the works of Tim Dean and Katerina Kolozova's Beyond Sexuality and the Cut of the Real. The concept of fiction also plays a big part in my intervention, so aside from all the stuff Zizek writes does anyone have any other suggestions for readings?
Finally, does anyone know where Deleuze states he has a problem with the real-possible distinction?
Many thanks and Best wishes,
Hn order to solve problems in physics, onas e can define time as field which is function of mass and velocityIf we can solve accurately any problem without defining time as a dimension why should we enter into fiction.. ow did it help physics by defining time a dimension. We know very well that it is not possible to do time travel. It is just a science fiction. Was it helpful to solve physics problem. I
Is there a promise of technologies and inventions that will be developed in the future in novels and films of the science fiction genre?
In my opinion, in many science fiction movies you can find a preview of future inventions and technologies that will be implemented on the industrial scale. this is one of the main features of science fiction novels and movies.
In view of the above, the current question is: Is there a promise of technologies and inventions that will be developed in the future in novels and films of the science fiction genre?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
In electro-chemical sensors, graphene aggregation is challenging and functionalization is one of the methods to enhance graphene dispersion. Then which type of the stated functionalization is better to improve the over all performance of electro-chemical sensors?
One of the best known formulas for character development of heroes is Joseph Campbell's monomyth, The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Campbell identifies this recurring story outline in ancient myths, and many of today's books and movies use a similar structure of a young reluctant hero on a journey, fellow travelers, and an older mentor who is eventually "taken away" so that the young hero must defeat evil alone.
Is there any similar formula that has been used time and again for villains, or anti-heroes?
Some villains are written to be evil just for the same of being evil, which makes them one-dimensional. I am interested in more nuances villains who DO have some character development, and whether there are formulas used in constructing their characters.
I am thinking beyond archetypes and looking for formulas by which villains undergo character development, change, or growth.
It is said that fantasy stories expand the child's perceptions
But at the same time face the problems of life
So the question is which is the best fiction stories or science stories or realistic.
What are some of the fictions that seem to have appeared around regulation and licensing? The sources of these fictions are obscure but, from what I have seen, some vendors create misinformation in an attempt to gain a sales advantage.
As a teaching tool, I would like to publish a series of historical fiction books on the post-Roman period focusing on Britain. The "Arthurian" age has attracted too much fantasy from people wanting to tell a good story and not bothering with the cultural and physical elements of everyday life then and I'd like to rectify the problem.
While fiction already shows it in movies, animal experiments have been completed, gene editing is becoming real do you recommend/suggest designer babies and babies being homed in artificial human wombs?
Every parents like superman, so I see this all going real very soon.
Kindly have your technical and ethical say on the subject
I'm currently working on book on applied measurement systems analysis, a friend who writes books on organistaion psycology, suggested that I should include a narrative thread within the book to make it more accessible. With this in mind, I have taken the approach of adding the narrative to the worked examples at the end of each Chapter.
This gives the following chapter structure:
- Introduce the topic.
- Present the analysis methods, formulas and key factors.
- Present the appliction of the discssed methods in the context of a fictional organistion and how the main character applies the method to resolve problems he faces.
What are people's prespectives on the the use of a running narrative theme and setting within thsi type of literature, what do you like to see, what do you dislike, and are there good or bad examples that you know of?
I'm researching the effectiveness of a (parser-based interactive fiction) game for second language learners, looking specifically at engagement and vocabulary retention. Ideally I'd like to compare it with traditional media. There are plenty of books on research methods in education out there, but what are the best ones (or papers) specifically focused on researching the use of technology in ESL ?
Wherever your chosen reading locale - beach, park bench, airplane, air-conditioned living room - make sure you’re curling up with the best books of summer 2018. From novels to short story collections, historical yarns to nonfiction titles drawn from the headlines, there’s something new for readers of all stripes to dig into this summer. Debut authors with buzzy fiction, teen activists marking a movement and historical experts populate this summer reading list for 2018.
My suggestions are (for now):
1. Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
2. The High Season by Judy Blundell
3. Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
4. Nedoumice by Dzevad Karahasan
5. Alfir by Irfan Horozovic
6. The Missing by Agatha Christy
Do yoh have suggestions?
On returning from a visit trip collecting stories and making college class visits at Purdue University and Indiana University regional campuses in northwest Indiana, I have been weighing the state of publishing and whether writers from the "Rust Belt" "Flyover Zone" have a hope of being read outside their local region. This is not only applicable to the United States "Rust Belt" and "Flyover Zone" but analogous zones across the planet.
A key to Thorstein Veblen's theory of "conspicuous consumption" in his study _The Theory of the Leisure Class_ is social emulation. Each narrow band of socially-stratified society looks up to a slightly higher band and embarks on a furious program of "emulation" or mimicking their "betters." And when this is accomplished the active agent moves on to emulate a higher rung. Veblen helpfully supplies comparisons to bird behavior and the rituals of pre-industrial society, such as the Inuit "potlatch" as analogous to the upper-class debutante's "coming out" ball.
LINK to Veblen's text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/833/833-h/833-h.htm
So, in the United States instance, any editor in New York or on the East Coast will see a less-status-y setting and instantly know "Sorry. This is not for us. Good luck elsewhere." Yes, taste matters. As Veblen writes, "a beautiful article which is not expensive is not accounted as beautiful" ("Theory" 132). With a slight shift, we might add that "a beautiful text not placed in an expensive setting is not beautiful."
What effect upon cognitive development and the mental evolution of creative writers does this process entail? The embodied subject so often enthusiastically dissected in pages of the Modern Language Association journal says little about the bodies and Foucaultian embodiment in the "Flyover Zone" or "Rust Belt," although I have addressed the issue by starting a "Rust Belt Literature" group in the MLA online commons. The same "emulative" avoidance seems to be at work since our new "Rust Belt Literature" MLA group is relatively low-traffic. Seven members at last count. MLA groups for the lesser poets of the Scottish Hebrides of the late 18th Century often boast more members than this.
Some creative writing students have devised work-arounds such as (1) pretending to have lived in Paris or (2) writing in a vacuum where characters walk in a vague setting like dry ice fog in a low-budget film to disguise the less-status-y real setting. These texts show some initiative and focus in CW students. However, perhaps, creative writing classes could find a more accurate name in flyover country such as Evasive Writing? Does Veblen fit?
I am looking for examples of interdisciplinary work/researchers who explore the relevance of fantasy and science fiction literature beyond the text, so how it can impact lives, promote wellbeing.
I am having some success in mapping a pop cultural fiction phenomenon from small beginnings, to a circle of cognscenti, to a wild upswing in popularity.
There is a dark side to the fiction phenomenon in terms of dealing with human differences. So how can theory help in studying what appeals to the informal reader in this writing and what demographic segment makes use of this writing?
I have posted elsewhere about my case-in-point but now I am just wondering about the mechanics of the transmission and adoption of attitudes. Would cultural studies have theories, anthropology, sociology?
Many of us have seen "Star Wars". Many of us like one of its main heroes - Luke Skywalker. He is ranked #14 among fictitious characters, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Skywalker
But the question is this: where does his power and strength come from? Clearly, he was born talented. He also has passed the magic school of Jedi. And he fights for good and against evil.
Is the magic education a necessary component of strength? Does fighting for good bring more power? (But there are examples of jedi who served evil)
This question stems from a recent comment made by Guillermo del Toro, regarding his creation process: "A lot of people, when they design creatures, they reference [other] creatures. And that's the worst thing you can do, because then you're going to regurgitate somebody else's process and that's it." (on Vice News, Dec. 5 2017). This comment got me thinking about whether or not the same thing could be said about the creation of fictional societies and cultures. More often than not, they reference existing or historical cultures and societies. This practice has sparked many debates over the years, touching on the politics of representation, cultural appropriation, historical revisionism, or the 'right to dream' of other places and other times. But what are the alternatives? For the sake of argument, let's explore other avenues, other non-human sources of inspirations that have, or could, serve as templates for creating fictional societies and/or cultures. Animal behavior is an obvious candidate here, and we could think of a number of examples in which they have served as inspiration for authors. But machines too ; the movies "Tron", for instance present a society inspired by the workings of a computer. Can you think of other examples?
Fiction can be a tool for opening up possibilities, alternatives, and aspirations. It would be interesting to build a bibliography of works that describe imaginative economic systems that help us think outside the box.
I'm looking for specific novels to include in a chapter on my PhD thesis, and am trying to circumvent my wild goose chase. The novels should fulfil all (if possible) or as many of the criteria below:
- published post-1980
- written by a woman
- British colonial context - thematically in the text or biographically outside the text
- Thematically concerned with London (if only partially)
No suggestion is too obvious: please make any recommendations you can think of. If you can make clear which criteria they fulfil, that would be really useful.
Good evening. Currently I'm in the middle of working on my essay. The topic is about sexual self-concept of fangirl who reads slash fiction. I would be grateful if anyone could help me to recommend any journal or book about sexual self-concept because I don't think what I gathered so far is good enough. Thank you before. Best regards.
What would the people have eaten? What were the water sources? What did their shelters look like? How did they sleep? I am looking for good information on daily life during this period to lend realism to a work of fiction.
I'm doing research with fresh GO powder without any fictionalization in very little amount with cement composite.
I'm researching Soja and Bachelard on spatiality and the poetics of space and am looking for two or three texts to use as application for their theories.
I am doing literary analysis of Young Adult fiction addressing cultural issues. I have planned to address the themes but I think addressing the characters might be more effective. I wonder if someone has a better plan.
Do quantum function is decorated with some membrane like fictional and structural aspects as well?
Only the charges, position, velocity etc. are behind such makeup of Quantum membranes?
Can the concept of “Quantum Bubble” based on specified/directed energy capsule is characterise by quantum membrane, be a good idea for many mysteries behind some of today`s un-understandable phenomenon, especially with reference to metaphysics?
Do some minimum amount of energy is requirement for creation of movement in particle along a cover like quantum membrane? Beneath it is a free energy existence? If so then what can the energy level of most basic / fundamental particle?
Only wave-function can make functional existence of quantum bubbles similar to functional charges?
What can be the pros & cons of “Quantum Bubbles” formations?
If energy can get trap into Quantum Bubble then what can be its further applications?
Researching the development of Cornish Gothic and require texts (novels, travel books, poetry, film, television series, etc.) that gothicise the county as Daphne du Maurier did in her fiction. Her novels portrayed Cornwall as a peculiar, primitive and pre-industrial counterpart to the country and I'm looking for material that may be of use in the context of Gothic geography.
George Orwell of course most famously used animals as a literary device in one of his most well-known works, Animal Farm. However, animals are also a recurrent theme throughout many of his writings, both in his works of fiction and journalism.
Can anyone recommend any sources that discuss how Orwell uses animals in his fiction or non-fiction writing, or how he was influenced by his interest in animals and his rural upbringing? Not just in the most conspicuous example of Animal Farm, but also in his other works, such as Nineteen Eighty-four, Some Thoughts on the Common Toad, Coming up for Air (in which he discusses his love of fishing), his diaries and his essay Why I Write.
How can we look at this issue of changing relationships keeping in view the contemporary Indian English Fiction?
i am in need of answer for this question in postcolonial perspective.
When I studied literature i was flooded by incomprehensible theories on deconstructionism, marxism and psychoanalysis. As a result, I never felt that I learnt the basics of narratology , how plots were constructed. I wish to return to "sane" and practical theories.
I know that a lot of plot-gurus in Hollywood apply structuralist theories in their books. But I don't want to read all of them. I therefore wonder if there exists an easy to read introduction that sums of the various theories on how crime fiction & thrillers are plotted, acts, resolutions, set up etc. I would be nice if the work included the ideas presented by Robert McKee, John Truby, Syd Field and people like that with practical approach to writing. There are of course the archetype approach from Cambell/volger and other Jung derivatives.
Please help if you know any easy-to-read book that summarizes what i have mentioned.
Some references for context:
Auger, J. (2013) Speculative design: crafting the speculation, Digital Creativity, Vol 24, Issue 1, 11-35.
Dunne, A. & Raby, F. (2014) Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction & Social Dreaming, MIT Press.
There's the narrative operations of the detective, the clues that refer to the unknown but soon to be signified story of the villain, and all the while the reader is constructing their own narrative about 'what happened'. Contemporary Detective Fiction writers narratively construct - through cultural discourses, plot, themes and characterisation - stories that are intended to influence their readers.
The Spanish picaresque novel had its heyday in the Siglo de Oro, continuing into the 18th century. By the beginning of the 19th century the appreciation of first-person life accounts of the picaresque type seems to have declined considerably. I am looking for instances of picaresque narratives written and published in 19th-century Spain, regardless of their position within the literary field.
Between the 1st and the 2nd translation 24 years had passed and 29 years between the 2nd and the 3rd translations.
I am currently analysing Edgar Allan Poe's stories using SNA in order to weight the importance of symbolic elements in groups of stories. Anyone doing something similar?