Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?

Themes:
CultureAcademic
What:
Discussion Group
When:
Saturday Aug 18   01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour)

Seo-Young Chu‘s book, “Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?” argues that all representational work is science fiction. Realism is actually just a low-intensity variety of science fiction, and what most people call science fiction is a high-intensity variety of realism. Is Chu correct? What are the things, then, that distinguish SF aesthetics from non-SF?  Explore SF aesthetics vs. non-SF, and the differences, if any, between poetry and prose.

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