Essays about: "How to live safely in a science fictional universe"
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1. Doing away with safety : A study on mourning and metafiction in How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional UniverseUniversity essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för kultur och lärande
Abstract : This essay works with Freud’s theory of melancholia, and Hutcheon’s theories of parody and metafictional writing to explore Charles Yu’s novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. By looking at how both theories handle the subject of identity and unconscious formations, this study argues that the relationship between the main character and his father visualizes the process of creating, as well as evolving a dialectic discourse regarding the function of literature. READ MORE