The decay of the cyborg body in Bujold's Memory

Kelso, Sylvia (2013) The decay of the cyborg body in Bujold's Memory. In: Croft, Janet Brennan, (ed.) Lois McMaster Bujold: essays on a modern master of science fiction and fantasy. Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 37 . McFarland, Jefferson, NC, USA, pp. 148-158.

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[Extract] To discuss this topic I want to use two theoretical approaches in a sort of counterpoint. Both may be termed corporeal theory, though the first comes from cyborg studies proper, and the other is most commonly termed Marxist. I will use them to delineate some parameters for my own form of that poly-semantic term, "cyborg," then to consider the interaction of a cyborg figure with the passage of time, and then to discuss the two notable cyborg bodies in Memory, Simon Illyan and Miles Vorkosigan himself. Finally, I will look ar the cyborg's overall role in the novel.

Item ID: 36953
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: Lois McMaster Bujold; essays; science fiction; fantasy; australian author; north queensland
ISBN: 978-0-7864-6833-1
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 05:24
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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