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Fin-de-Siècle Fictions, 1890s/1990s

Apocalypse, Technoscience, Empire


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Aris Mousoutzanis
      Pages 1-43
  3. Technoscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Aris Mousoutzanis
      Pages 91-144
  4. Empire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Aris Mousoutzanis
      Pages 185-221
  5. Conclusion: Post-Millennial Apocalypse

    1. Aris Mousoutzanis
      Pages 222-227
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 228-258

About this book


Fin-de-Siècle Fictions, 1890s- 1990s focuses on fin-de-siècle British and postmodern American fictions of apocalypse and investigates the ways in which these narratives demonstrate shifts in the relations among modern discourses of power and knowledge.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BrightonUK

About the authors

Aris Mousoutzanis is Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at University of Brighton, UK. He has published on apocalyptic literature, science fiction and the Gothic, as well as on new media and online communities. He is currently researching on the relations between trauma theory and media culture.

Bibliographic information


“For anyone with an interest in fin-de-siѐcle fictions of all forms, including Gothic, horror, SF, steampunk, and cyberpunk, or even just science geeks who want to develop their understanding of the wider implications and impacts of technology and invention, Mousoutzanis’s Fin-de-Siѐcle Fictions will be an inspiration for years to come.” (Jillian Wingfield, The British Society for Literature and Science, October 29, 2019)