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Peter Fitting

Retired Faculty

Primary Office:

Email: fitting@chass.utoronto.ca

Research:

Science fiction (de langue anglaise); la tradition utopique au 20ème siècle; plus récemment s’intéresse aux textes antérieurs au 20e et actuellement travaille sur le roman souterrain du 18e siècle; son approche théorique se veut marxiste.

Publications:

3. Articles ou chapitres de livres

“Narrateur et narration”, Études bernanosiennes 9, Paris, RLM, 1968, pp. 57-79.

“L’Oeuvre romanesque de Bernanos à Cerisy-la-Salle”, Actes du Colloque Bernanos à Cerisy-la-Salle, Paris, Plon, 1972, pp. 637-648.

“Science Fiction Criticism in France”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, printemps 1974, pp. 173-181, et Science Fiction Studies, vol. 1, no. 4, automne 1974, pp. 276-279.

“Orientations actuelles de la science fiction”, Études Littéraires, vol. VII, no. 1, avril 1974, pp. 61-95.

“UBIK: The Deconstruction of Bourgeois SF”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. II, no. 1, mars 1975, pp. 47-54. (Réimprimé dans R. D. Mullen and D. Suvin, [éds], Science Fiction Studies: Selected Articles, Boston, Gregg Press, 1976, pp. 203-210; et dans Joseph Olander et Martin Harry Greenberg, Philip K, Dick, New York, Taplinger, 1983, pp. 149-159; 234-236.

“The Modern Anglo-American SF Novel: Utopian Longing and Capitalist Cooptation”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. VI, no. 1, March 1979, pp. 59-76. (Traduction serbo-croatien par Maja Soljan), “Moderni Americki znastvenofantasticni roman: utopijska ceznja ili kapitalisticka kooptacija”, dans Knjizevna Smotra, Yugoslavia, University of Zagreb, vol. XIV, no. 46, 1982, pp. 36-46.

“Effet esthétique, effet idéologique: lectures de Balzac”, dans R. Le Huenen et P. Perron, [éds], Le Roman de Balzac, Montréal, Didier, 1980, pp. 185-194.

“Anticipazione e negazione: la politica della fantascienza”, dans Luigi Russo, [éd], La fantascienza e la critica, Rome, Feltrinelli, 1980, pp. 253-259.

“The Second Alien”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. VII, no. 3, novembre 1980, pp. 285-293; 302-303.

“Ideology and Utopia: A Brief History of Modern Science Fiction”, dans Tom Henighan, [éd], Brave New Universe: Testing the Values of Science in Society, Ottawa, 1980, pp. 140-160.

“Reality as Ideological Construct: A Reading of Five Novels by P. K. Dick”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. X, 1983, pp. 219-236.

“SF, Fantasy and the Elaboration of Imaginary Worlds”, Actes du Premier colloque international de Science-Fiction de Nice, Métaphore 9/10, Centre d’étude de la métaphore, Faculté des Lettres, Université de Nice, avril 1984, pp. 139-144.

“Positioning and Closure: On the Reading-Effect of Contemporary Utopian Fiction”, Caliban, Revue de l’Université de Toulouse, no. 22, 1985, pp. 43-56.

“So We All Became Mothers: New Roles for Men in Recent Utopian Fiction”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. XII, 1985, pp. 156-183.

“Idéologie et construction du réel dans l’oeuvre de Philip K. Dick”, Revue de l'Université de Bruxelles, nos. 1-2, 1985, pp. 57-79.

“Ideologia y utopia en la cienca ficcion actual”, Revolucion y Cultura, Havana, novembre 1986, pp. 9-13.

“Constructing our Future: Men, Women, and Feminist Utopian Fiction”, dans Michael Kauffman, [éd], Beyond Patriarchy: Essays by Men on Pleasure, Power and Change, Toronto, Oxford, 1987, pp. 298.-317.

“Futurecop: The Neutralization of Revolt in Blade Runner”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. XIV, 1987, pp. 340-354.

“Count Me Out/In: Post-Apocalyptic Vision in Recent Science Fiction Film”, Cineaction no. 11, hiver 1987-1988, pp. 42-51.

“For Men Only: A Guide to Reading Single-Sex Worlds”, Women’s Studies, no. 14, 1987, pp. 101-117.

“Ideological Foreclosure and Utopian Discourse”, Sociocriticism 7, 1988, pp. 11-25.

“To Read the World: Barthes' Mythologies Thirty Years Later”, Queen’s Quarterly, no. 95, hiver 1988, pp. 857-871.

“Recent Feminist Utopias: World Building and Strategies for Social Change”, dans George E. Slusser et Eric Rabkin, [éds], Mindscapes, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1989.

“The Turn from Utopia in Recent Feminist Fiction”, dans Libby Falk Jones et Sarah Webster Goodwin, Feminism, Utopia, and Narrative. Knoxville; The University of Tennessee Press, 1990, pp. 141-158.

“The Lessons of Cyberpunk”, in Constance Penley and Andrew Ross, [éds], Technoculture, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1991, pp. 295-315.

“Utopian Effect/Utopian Pleasure" in Utopian Studies IV, edited by Lise Leibacher and Nicholas Smith. Lanham, Maryland; University Press of America, 1991, pp. 90-96.

“Utopia Beyond Our Ideals: The Dilemma of the Right-Wing Utopia”, Utopian Studies, vol. 2, nos. 1 et 2, 1991, pp. 95-109.

“Readers and Responsibility: A Reply to Ken Roemer”, Utopian Studies, vol. 2, nos. 1 et 2, 1991, pp. 24-29.

“Reconsiderations of the Separatist Paradigm in Recent Feminist Fiction”, Science Fiction Studies, 19, avril 1992, pp. 32-48.

“Imagination, Textual Play and The Fantastic in Mouhy’s Lamékis”, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, vol. 5, juillet 1993, pp. 311-329.

“Utopian Film: An Introductory Taxonomy”. Utopian Studies, IV, 2, automne 1993, pp. 1-17.

“Beyond the Wasteland: A Feminist in Cyberspace”, Utopian Studies, V, 2, automne 1994, pp. 4-15.

“L’Imaginaire utopique: paradigme, formes et fonctions”, Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard and Peter Fitting. Introduction to a special issue of L’esprit Créateur, guest-edited by Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard and Peter Fitting. XXXIV, no. 4, hiver 1994, pp. 5-17.

“A Virtue of Necessity: Financial Limitations and the Emergency of the Video Fringe”, Science Fiction and Market Realities, edited by Gary Westfahl, George Slusser and Eric Rabkin. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996, pp. 171-183.

“Buried treasures: Reconsidering Holberg’s Niels Klim in the World Underground”, Utopian Studies 7, 2, 1996, pp. 93-112.

“Eating your Way to the Top: Social Darwinism in SF”, Foods of the Gods: Eating and the Eaten in Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Gary Westfahl, George Slusser and Eric Rabkin. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996, pp. 172-188.

“The Concept of Utopia in the work of Fredric Jameson”, Utopian Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, Fall 1998, pp. 8-17.

“Violence and Utopia: John Norman and Pat Califia”, Utopian Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, Fall 2000, pp. 91-108.

“Estranged Invaders: The War of the Worlds”, in Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia, ed. Patrick Parrinder, Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2000, pp. 127-145.

5. Autres publications

“Rejecting Pessimism”, Fuse, vol. VI, no. 6, printemps 1983, pp. 374-376.

“Five from the Borgo Press”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. X, 1983, pp. 352-356.

“The View from Starmount House”, Science Fiction Studies, vol. XI, 1984, pp. 88-90.

“The Decline of the Feminist Utopian Novel”, Borderlines, Toronto, avril 1987, pp. 17-19.

“Philip K. Dick is Dead”, Science Fiction Studies 16 (1989), pp. 133-136 (Review Essay).

“Statement by Peter Fitting”, The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick - 1974, series editor, Paul Williams. Novato, California: Underwood-Miller, 1991, vii-ix.

“In Response to Pamela Sargent”, Science Fiction Studies, 19, 1992, pp. 276-277.

“Impulse or Genre or Neither? Booker’s Dystopian Impulse and Dystopian Literature”, Science Fiction Studies, 22, 2, July 1995, pp. 272-281.

Four entries in Vita Fortunita and Raymond Trousson, Dictionary of Literary Utopias, Paris: Champion, 2000: “Count Zero” 140, “Mona Lisa Overdrive” 397, “Neuromancer” 441-442, “Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum” 459-460.

Utopian Studies 12.1 (2001): "Representing Utopia”,108-132.

A comparative review of two exhibitions and their respective catalogues: “Utopie: La Quête de la société idéale en Occident”, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, April 4-July 9, 2000): Utopie: La Quête de la société idéale en Occident, (sous la direction de Lyman Tower Sargent, [Gregory Claeys], et de Roland Schaer, Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France/Fayard, 2000); and “Utopia: The Search for the ideal Society in the Western World”, (The New York Public Library, Oct 14 2000-January 27, 2001): Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World (edited by Roland Schaer, Gregory Claeys, and Lyman Tower Sargent, The New York Public Library/Oxford Up).

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