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Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature, edited by Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee

Introduction | Brett Josef Grubisic, Giséle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee

PART I Altered States

The Man in the Klein Blue Suit: Searching for Agency in William Gibson’s Bigend Trilogy | Janine Tobeck

The Cultural Logic of Post-Capitalism: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Popular Dystopia | Carl F. l. Miller

Logical Gaps and Capitalism’s Seduction in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl | Sharlee Reimer

“The Dystopia of the Obsolete”: Lisa Robertson’s Vancouver and the Poetics of Nostalgia | Paul Stephens

Post-Frontier and Re-Definition of Space in Tropic of Orange | Hande Tekdemir

Our Posthuman Adolescence: Dystopia, Information Technologies, and the Construction of Subjectivity in M.T. Anderson’s Feed | Richard Gooding

PART II Plastic Subjectivities

Woman Gave Names to All the Animals: Food, Fauna, and Anorexia in Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Fiction | Annette Lapointe

The End of Life as We Knew It: Material Nature and the American Family in Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Last Survivors Series | Alexa Weik von Mossner

“The Treatment for Stirrings”: Dystopian Literature for Adolescents | Joseph Campbell

Imagining Black Bodies in the Future | Gregory Hampton

Brown Girl in the Ring as Urban Policy | Sharon DeGraw

PART III Spectral Histories

Archive Failure? Cielos de la Tierra’s Historical Dystopia | Zac Zimmer

Love, War, and Mal de Amores: Utopia and Dystopia in the Mexican Revolution | María Odette Canivell

Culture of Control/Control of Culture: Anne Legault’s Récits de Médilhault | Lee Skallerup Bessette

The Sublime Simulacrum: Vancouver in Douglas Coupland’s Geography of Apocalypse | Robert McGill

Neoliberalism and Dystopia in U.S.–Mexico Borderlands Fiction | Lysa Rivera

America and Books are “Never Going to Die”: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story as a New York Jewish “Ustopia” | Marleen S. Barr

In Pursuit of an Outside: Art Spiegelman’s In The Shadow of No Towers and the Crisis of the Unrepresentable | Thomas Stubblefield

Homero Aridjis and Mexico’s Eco-Critical Dystopia | Adam Spires

PART IV Emancipating Genres

Lost in Grand Central: Dystopia and Transgression in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods | Robert Tally

Which Way is Hope? Dystopia into the (Mexican) Borgian Labyrinth | Luis Gómez Romero

Dystopia Now: Examining the Rach(a)els in Automaton Biographies and Player One | Kit Dobson

The Romance of the Blazing World: Looking back from CanLit to SF | Owen Percy

“It’s not power, it’s sex”: Jeanette Winterson’s The PowerBook and Nicole Brossard’s Baroque at Dawn | Helene Staveley

Another Novel is Possible: Muckraking in Chris Bachelder’s U.S.! and Robert Newman’s The Fountain at the Center of the World | Lee Konstantinou

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