Reading Worlds Literature with Samuel R. Delany
General Information and the Misery of Bodies
Keywords:Samuel R. Delany, World Literature, Comparative Literature
Drawing on science fiction and object-oriented ontology, this article suggests new methods for conceiving a pluralized world(s) literature, through the lens of Samuel Delaney’s decades of worlds-making narrative. Meade offers the principle of subjunctivity and of fuzzy concepts as a means for expanding the theoretical presumptions of the World Literature debate in contemporary literature, and details the ways in which Delaney offers a narrative pedagogy of worldedness that goes on the Mercatorian confines of contemporary globalization discourses.
LicenseAuthors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).