Podcasts: partea a 2-a – despre teoria şi istoria literaturii speculative

După articolul despre podcast-uri am fost întrebat dacă există cărţi/cursuri în format audio despre istoria SF-ului şi despre teoria literară. Ce nu există pe lumea asta în secolul 21? Acestea sunt câteva dintre cursurile în format audio sau podcast-urile despre science-fiction sau fantasy.

 

Professor Eric S. Rabkin – Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature’s Most Fantastic Works

Profesorul Rabkin, de la Universitatea Iowa, este una dintre principalele autorităţi mondiale în literatura fantasy şi science-fiction. Deşi poate nu eşti de acord mereu cu teoriile lui, acestea sunt întotdeauna interesante şi au calitatea de a angaja puternic mintea ascultătorului. Cursul se găseşte pe site-ul thegreatcourses.com la un preţ destul de piperat (alături de multe altele foarte interesante, de la Pictura Impresionistă până la Istoria Celui De-al Doilea Război Mondial) sau le puteţi căuta pe torrente.

Acestea sunt cursurile, care fiecare durează 30 minute:

  1. The Brothers Grimm & Fairy Tale Psychology
  2. Propp, Structure, and Cultural Identity
  3. Hoffmann and the Theory of the Fantastic
  4. Poe—Genres and Degrees of the Fantastic
  5. Lewis Carroll: Puzzles, Language, & Audience
  6. H. G. Wells: We Are All Talking Animals
  7. Franz Kafka—Dashed Fantasies
  8. Woolf—Fantastic Feminism & Periods of Art
  9. Robbe-Grillet, Experimental Fiction & Myth
  10. Tolkien & Mass Production of the Fantastic
  11. Children’s Literature and the Fantastic
  12. Postmodernism and the Fantastic
  13. Defining Science Fiction
  14. Mary Shelley—Grandmother of Science Fiction
  15. Hawthorne, Poe, and the Eden Complex
  16. Jules Verne and the Robinsonade
  17. Wells—Industrialization of the Fantastic
  18. The History of Utopia
  19. Science Fiction and Religion
  20. Pulp Fiction, Bradbury, & the American Myth
  21. Robert A. Heinlein—He Mapped the Future
  22. Asimov and Clarke—Cousins in Utopia
  23. Ursula K. Le Guin: Transhuman Anthropologist
  24. Cyberpunk, Postmodernism, and Beyond

 

Professor Michael D.C. Drout – From Here to Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature

  1. What Is Fantasy Literature?: Genre, Canon, History
  2. Origins of Modern Fantasy
  3. Tolkien: Life and Languages
  4. Tolkien: The Hobbit
  5. Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring
  6. Tolkien: The Two Towers
  7. Tolkien: The Return of the King
  8. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and Other Posthumously Published Work
  9. Tolkien: Criticism and Theory
  10. Imitations and Reactions: Brooks and Donaldson
  11. Worthy Inheritors: Le Guin and Holdstock
  12. Children’s Fantasy
  13. Arthurian Fantasy
  14. Magical Realism and Conclusions

Professor Michael D.C. Drout – Rings, Swords, and Monsters: Exploring Fantasy Literature

  1. What Is Science Fiction?
  2. The Roots of Science Fiction
  3. Mysterious Lore, Marvelous Tech: The 1930s
  4. Hard-Boiled Science Fiction: The 1940s
  5. The Grand Master: Robert A. Heinlein
  6. Onward and Outward: The 1950s, Space Travel, Apocalypticism, and the Beautiful Weirdness of Cordwainer Smith
  7. A New Set of Questions: The “New Wave” of the 1960s and 1970s
  8. The World Builder: Frank Herbert
  9. The Surrealists: Ballard and Bradbury
  10. The Computer Revolution: Cyberpunk and the 1980s
  11. Post-Punk: Neal Stephenson
  12. Women and Gender
  13. The Satirists
  14. The Shape of Things to Come

La fel de interesante sunt şi cursurile profesorului Drout despre istoria SF&F. Le găsiţi la link-urile de mai sus sau căutându-le pe torrente.

 

The SFFaudio Podcast #044 – Fairy tales, fantastic literature and Science Fiction

The SFFaudio Podcast #149 – METAPHOR in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Printre invitaţii pocast-urilor SFFaudio, despre care am vorbit în articolul precedent, apare din când în când şi profesorul Rabkin. Mai ales podcast-ul nr.44 trebuie ascultat de către toţi iubitorii şi detractorii literaturii speculative.

 

Science Fiction and Politics

Acestea sunt efectiv cursurile despre politică şi SF ale profesorului Courtney Brown, înregistrate chiar în sala de curs împreună cu studenţii.

Uitaţi ce minunăţii se găsesc printre ele:

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  3. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (continued)
  4. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
  5. Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Part 1)
  7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Part 2)
  8. Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (Part 1)
  9. Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (Part 2)
  10. The Uplift War by David Brin (Part 1)
  11. The Uplift War by David Brin (Part 2)
  12. Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear (Part 1)
  13. Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear (Part 2)
  14. How to Write Your Essays
  15. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Part 1)
  16. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Part 2)
  17. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Part 1)
  18. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Part 2)
  19. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Part 1)
  20. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Part 2)
  21. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein (Part 1)
  22. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein (Part 2)
  23. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein (Part 3)
  24. Neuromancer by William Gibson (Part 1)
  25. Neuromancer by William Gibson (Part 2)
  26. On Free Will (based on Issac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy)
  27. On Free Will (based on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World)
  28. The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin (Part 1)
  29. The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin (Part 2)
  30. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Part 1)
  31. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Part 2)
  32. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 1)
  33. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 2)
  34. The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin (Part 1)
  35. The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin (Part 2)
  36. He, She and It by Marge Piercy (Part 1)
  37. He, She and It by Marge Piercy (Part 2)
  38. The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
  39. Ubik by Philip K. Dick (Part 1)
  40. Ubik by Philip K. Dick (Part 2)
  41. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Part 1)
  42. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Part 2)
  43. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  44. Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson
  45. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 1)
  46. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 2)
  47. “Many Moons” and “Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe

 

The Language of Science Fiction

Un scurt podcast despre limbajul SF-ului avându-i ca invitaţi pe China Mieville sau Samuel Delany.

 

China Mieville speaks at the University of Kansas September 24, 2009

O conferinţă despre literatura speculativă şi diferenţa dintre SF şi fantasy, ținută de China în Kansas.

One Comment

  1. man, this is like Christmas!! :))
    multam pentru munca depusa.

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