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Schmeink, Lars

Overview
Works: 14 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 2,882 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PN56.F34, 809.38766
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lars Schmeink
Collision of realities : establishing research on the fantastic in Europe by Lars Schmeink( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even though the fantastic has been a part of our culture for as long as it exists, it has not been a prominent feature of European academic interest. But the commencing boom of fantastic themes in contemporary media production has facilitated a paradigmatic change in research, prompting a wide interest in the fantastic in all its forms. This volume addresses this growing interest by reviewing the status of European research on the fantastic from an interdisciplinary perspective and by providing a necessary outlook for the future."--
Biopunk dystopias : genetic engineering, society, and science fiction by Lars Schmeink( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biopunk Dystopias contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to genetic engineering in the wake of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), the changing sociological view of a liquid modern society, and shifting discourses on the posthuman, including a critical posthumanism that decenters the privileged subject of humanism. The book argues that this historical nexus produces a specific cultural formation in the form of 'biopunk,' a subgenre evolved from the cyberpunk of the 1980s. The analysis deals with dystopian science fiction artifacts of different media from the year 2000 onwards that project a posthuman intervention into contemporary socio-political discourse based in liquid modernity in the cultural formation of biopunk. Biopunk makes use of current posthumanist conceptions in order to criticize contemporary reality as already dystopian, warning that a future will only get worse, and that society needs to reverse its path, or else destroy all life on this planet. As Rosi Braidotti argues, 'there is a posthuman agreement that contemporary science and biotechnologies affect the very fibre and structure of the living and have altered dramatically our understanding of what counts as the basic frame of reference for the human today.' The book analyzes this alteration as directors, creators, authors, and artists from the field of science fiction extrapolate it from current trends."--Page 4 of cover
Fremde Welten : Wege und Räume der Fantastik im 21. Jahrhundert by Lars Schmeink( )

8 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until recently, scholars were hesitant to take the fantastic seriously. But since the 1990s, the increasing presence of the fantastic in mass media has spurred growing academic interest in the subject. This book discusses that new interest and brings together recent research in various disciplines. It provides an overview of current approaches and debates in the research of the fantastic. By taking stock of the present state of this young discipline, it also helps to ensure its future."--Summary provided by EBL (EBook Library)
Cyberpunk and visual culture by Graham Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the expansive mediascape of the 1980s and 1990s, cyberpunk's aesthetics took firm root, relying heavily on visual motifs for its near-future splendor saturated in media technologies, both real and fictitious. As today's realities look increasingly like the futures forecast in science fiction, cyberpunk speaks to our contemporary moment and as a cultural formation dominates our 21st century techno-digital landscapes. The 15 essays gathered in this volume engage the social and cultural changes that define and address the visual language and aesthetic repertoire of cyberpunk - from cybernetic organisms to light, energy, and data flows, from video screens to cityscapes, from the vibrant energy of today's video games to the visual hues of comic book panels, and more. Cyberpunk and Visual Culture provides critical analysis, close readings, and aesthetic interpretations of exactly those visual elements that define cyberpunk today, moving beyond the limitations of merely printed text to also focus on the meaningfulness of images, forms, and compositions that are the heart and lifeblood of cyberpunk graphic novels, films, television shows, and video games."--Provided by publisher
Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction by Lars Schmeink( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Biopunk Dystopias' contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to genetic engineering in the wake of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), the changing sociological view of a liquid modern society, and shifting discourses on the posthuman, including a critical posthumanism that decenters the privileged subject of humanism. The book argues that this historical nexus produces a specific cultural formation in the form of "biopunk", a subgenre evolved from the cyberpunk of the 1980s. The analysis deals with dystopian science fiction artifacts of different media from the year 2000 onwards that project a posthuman intervention into contemporary socio-political discourse based in liquid modernity in the cultural formation of biopunk. Biopunk makes use of current posthumanist conceptions in order to criticize contemporary reality as already dystopian, warning that a future will only get worse, and that society needs to reverse its path, or else destroy all life on this planet. As Rosi Braidotti argues, "there is a posthuman agreement that contemporary science and biotechnologies affect the very fibre and structure of the living and have altered dramatically our understanding of what counts as the basic frame of reference for the human today" (40). The proposed book analyzes this alteration as directors, creators, authors, and artists from the field of science fiction extrapolate it from current trends
Wahnsinn in der Kunst : kulturelle Imaginationen vom Mittelalter bis zum 21. Jahrhundert( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlagsinfo: Dieser Sammelband geht der Frage nach, wie sich gesellschaftliche, politische und philosophische Entwicklungen in der kulturellen Imagination des Wahnsinns wieder finden und welche Aussagen sich aus dieser Korrespondenz ableiten lassen. Dass die Definition des Wahnsinns dabei durch soziale Normen in den unterschiedlichen Diskursen etabliert ist, verweist für die Beiträgerinnen und Beiträger immer auf die Konstruiertheit der Kategorien von Vernunft und Wahnsinn. Wie eine Gesellschaft den Wahn darstellt, so das Credo der hier zusammen getragenen Beiträge, verrät viel über ihre Werte, ihre Machtverhältnisse, ihre Befürchtungen. Wahnsinn in der Kunst versucht dabei keineswegs eine umfassende Abhandlung über den Wahnsinn und seine kulturelle Darstellung zu bieten, sondern verweist gerade in der Zusammenstellung heterogener Beiträge aus Literatur, Kunst, Musik, Film und Theater auf die Vielseitigkeit der Diskurse und Lesarten, die in der Grenzziehung zwischen Vernunft und Wahnsinn offenbar werden. Die Beiträge schreiten deshalb in individuellen Betrachtungen nicht nur die unterschiedlichsten medialen Formen in europäischen und nordamerikanischen Darstellungen ab, sondern bieten auch einen Abriss vom Mittelalter bis zum 21. Jahrhundert
Discredited knowledge : Magie, Mythos und Toni Morrisons "Song of Solomon" /Lars Schmeink by Lars Schmeink( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO CYBERPUNK CULTURE( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion collects original entries that engage cyberpunk's diverse 'angles' and its proliferation in our life worlds. With technology seamlessly integrated into our life and our selves, and social systems veering towards globalization and corporatization, cyberpunk has become a ubiquitous cultural formation that dominates our 21st century techno-digital landscapes. To put it directly: we are living in inescapable cyberpunk futures bleeding into the interstices of our present, and these cyberpunk realities intersect with our mainstream culture at every possible angle. The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture traces cyberpunk through its historical developments as a literary science fiction subgenre to its spread into other media such as comics, film, television and video games. Moreover, seeing cyberpunk as a general cultural practice, the Companion provides insights into photography, music, fashion, and activism. Cyberpunk, so the chapters presented here argue, is integrated with other critical theoretical tenets of our times, such as posthumanism, the Anthropocene, animality, or empire. And lastly, cyberpunk is a vehicle that lends itself to the rise of new futurisms, occupying a variety of positions in our regionally diverse reality and thus linking as much as differentiating our perspectives on a globalized technoscientific world. An international range of contributors examine with the cultural formation of cyberpunk from micro-level analyses of example texts to macro-level debates of movements, providing readers with a snapshot of cyberpunk culture and also cyberpunk as culture"--
Biopunk Dystopias by Lars Schmeink( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Biopunk Dystopias' contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to genetic engineering in the wake of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), the changing sociological view of a liquid modern society, and shifting discourses on the posthuman, including a critical posthumanism that decenters the privileged subject of humanism. The book argues that this historical nexus produces a specific cultural formation in the form of "biopunk", a subgenre evolved from the cyberpunk of the 1980s. Biopunk makes use of current posthumanist conceptions in order to criticize contemporary reality as already dystopian, warning that a future will only get worse, and that society needs to reverse its path, or else destroy all life on this planet
Mythologie und afro-amerikanische Erzählformen in Toni Morrisons "Song of Solomon" by Lars Schmeink( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frankenstein's offspring: practicing science and parenthood in Natali's Splice( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : This essay reflects on the mythopoetic rewriting of the Frankenstein myth in Vincenzo Natali's film Splice (2009). In adapting the story to a twenty-first century context, the film shifts the original story of science gone wrong into the contemporary form of biohorror, of science gone right but with unforeseen and transgressive results. The film thus concentrates on the discussion of the moral dimension and societal consequences of creating a human– animal hybrid by means of a central allegory of science as parenthood. The post-human creation becomes the basis for discussions of scientific accountability and responsibility, the illusions of control over scientific progress and the ethical considerations involved in contemporary technoscience, especially genetic engineering. Moreover, scientific involvement with consumer capitalism is revealed to complicate the already shifting ethical bases of science, as the biopolitical understanding of life as commodity exerts dominance
LIVERPOOL SCIENCE FICTION TEXTS AND STUDIES LUP : biopunk dystopias by Lars Schmeink( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wiedersehen mit den drei Gesichtern des Utopismus by Lyman Tower Sargent( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Focalization in Richard Wrights Bright and Morning Star by Lars Schmeink( )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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