New issues

  • Posthuman Topics in Literature and Other Arts

    ed. Bogumiła Suwara obálka-1_2021

    Since its emergence as a genre, science fiction has dealt with the concept of human transformation. In various narratives describing the encounter of people with posthumans or aliens, human stereotypes, human nature and the humanistic paradigm itself are exposed to the challenge and critical reflection which posthumanism has introduced and developed within the contemporary humanities. The articles in this issue are focused on identifying transhuman and posthuman themes and motifs in both literary and artistic forms of science fiction (including bioart, film and television series) from a posthumanist perspective.





    editoriál / editorial
    Bogumiła Suwara
    Posthuman topics in literature and other arts ■ 2 (go to article)
    štúdie / articles
    Mariusz Pisarski
    Human, super-human, anti-human: The posthuman deep future in evolutionary science fiction ■ 3 (go to article)
    Peter Sýkora
    Post-dog tales about human extinction ■ 18 (go to article)
    Jana Tomašovičová
    Parallels between two worlds: Literary science-fiction imagery and transhumanist visions ■ 31 (go to article)
    Ivan Lacko
    Saviors, naifs, or orphans? The posthuman condition in literary and cinematic perspectives on human cloning ■ 43 (go to article)
    Jozef Lenč
    From “andys” to “toasters”: How has politics affected the view of non-humans in “Blade Runner” and “Battlestar Galactica”? ■ 55 (go to article)
    Juraj Odorčák
    Homo artefactus and Promethean shame: Reflections on Josef Čapek, Futurism, transhumanism, posthumanism, and the Obvious ■ 68 (go to article)
    Bobumiła Suwara
    Toward a bioethical perspective for posthumanist aesthetics: Bioart as an example ■ 81 (go to article)

    recenzie / book reviews
    Francesca Ferrando: Philosophical Posthumanism (Pavlína Bakošová) ■ 97 (go to article)
    Richard Müller, Tomáš Chudý a kol.: Za obrysy média. Literatura a medialita [Beyond the Horizons of the Medium. Literature and Mediality] (Marek Debnár – Bogumiła Suwara) ■ 100 (go to article)
    Bogumiła Suwara – Mariusz Pisarski (eds.): Remediation: Crossing Discursive Boundaries. Central European Perspective (Katarína Ihringová) ■ 102 (go to article)
    Judit Görözdi: Dejiny v súčasných maďarských románoch [History in Contemporary Hungarian Novels] (L. Patrik Baka) ■ 105 (go to article)
    Renáta Bojničanová – Tamara Šimončíková-Heribanová (eds.): Komplexnosť tvorivosti. Zborník príspevkov k jubileu Márie Bátorovej [The Complexity of Creativity. Proceedings for the jubilee of Mária Bátorová] (Tatiana Sedová) ■ 109 (go to article)

  • The Location of Utopia

    eds. Péter Hajdu – Róbert Gáfrik obálka-2_2021

    The geographical and temporal orientation of European and non-European utopias seem to differ in many politico-cultural aspects. The articles collected in this issue demonstrate that national and cultural determination can still be perceived, and they confirm the attention paid to the issues of nationalism, colonialism, or religious imperialism in utopia studies. Moreover, some of the authors show that an interplay between the culture of origin and the local/cultural otherness of the imagined elsewhere allows for an imagological approach to utopias.






    editoriál / editorial
    Péter Hajdu – Róbert gáfrik
    The location of utopia ■ 2 (go to article)(WLS2_2021_editorial)
    Štúdie / articles
    Leaving Gaia behind: The ethics of space migration in Cixin Liu’s and Neal Stephenson’s science fiction ■ 3 (go to article)
    Shanghai and the Chinese utopia in the early 20th century as presented in “The New Story of the Stone” ■ 19 (go to article)
    Chinese utopia: Its evolution, poetic anchorage and modern transformation ■ 33 (go to article)
    The Islamist version of utopia: The politics of redesigning space ■ 43 (go to article)
    Mór Jókai’s Asian utopia(s) ■ 56 (go to article)
    National internationalism in late 19th-century utopias by Mór Jókai, Edward Bellamy, and William Morris ■ 69 (go to article)
    Three undiscovered utopias in German-language literature from the Czech periphery: Moravian Wallachia and Zlín ■ 81 (go to article)
    Recenzie / book reviews
    Norbert Bachleitner – Achim Hölter – John A. McCarthy (eds.): Taking Stock – Twenty-Five Years of Comparative Literary Research (Igor Tyšš) ■ 99 (go to article)
    Ágnes Györke – Imola Bülgözdi (eds.): Geographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture: Central Europe and the West (Rana Yürüker) ■ 101 (go to article)
    Csongor Lőrincz – Péter L. Varga (eds.): Herausforderung der Literatur: Péter Esterházy [The Challenge of Literature: Péter Esterházy], András Kányádi (ed.): Péter Esterházy et le postmodernisme [Péter Esterházy and Postmodernism] (Stephan Krause) ■ 105 (go to article)
    Katarína Bešková: Súčasná egyptská literatúra: Dystópia, cenzúra a Arabská jar [Contemporary Egyptian Literature: Dystopia, Censorship and the Arab Spring] (Danuša Čižmíková) ■ 107 (go to article)
    Vladimír Papoušek a kol.: Pokušení neviditelného. Myšlení moderny [The Temptation of the Invisible: The Thinking of Modernism] (Zuzana Kopecká) ■ 110 (go to article)