The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts: Theory for the World to Come

Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future?Wolf-Meyer's Theory for the World to Come is certainly dark in many ways, emphasizing as it does the ways the human species has created the conditions of its own destruction. But that darkness acts as an imperative to confront our failures of imagination, and Theory for the World to Come's strategy of connecting personal experience to pressing socio-political concerns and then turning to speculative fiction for ways to reimagine the future achieves that goal. 

 

Read the whole review in journal issue 30.2.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.

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Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.

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Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.