Title

Review [of Darko Suvin's Defined by a Hollow: Essays on Utopia, Science Fiction and Political Epistemology]

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

8 p.

Publication Date

Summer 2013

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Source Publication

Historical Materialism

Source ISSN

1569-206X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1163/1569206X-12341280

Abstract

This review considers Darko Suvin’s recent career anthology Defined by a Hollow with respect to debates about the relevance of Marxism and utopian critique in the context of a global neoliberal hegemony that (twenty years after Fukuyama) still imagines itself as the ‘end of history’. Suvin’s work suggests that the relationship between Marxism and aesthetics in such times is not simply a quirk of the academy, but is in fact a politically necessary conjoining of materialist praxis and quasi-religious inspiration.

Comments

Historical Materialism, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Summer 2013): 209-216. DOI.