A1 Journal article (refereed)
Framing War and the Nonhuman in Science-Fiction Television : The Affective Politics of V (2020)

Koistinen, A.-K. (2020). Framing War and the Nonhuman in Science-Fiction Television : The Affective Politics of V. Fafnir, 7(2), 32-48. http://journal.finfar.org/articles/framing-war-and-the-nonhuman-in-science-fiction-television/

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa

Journal or series: Fafnir

eISSN: 2342-2009

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 7

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 32-48

Publisher: FINFAR Society

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://journal.finfar.org/articles/framing-war-and-the-nonhuman-in-science-fiction-television/

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73472


This article investigates how war between humans and aliens is framed in the original and reimagined versions of the SF television series V and the affective responses and ethical considerations that these frames evoke. Inspired by the work of Judith Butler and Sarah Ahmed and by posthumanist thinking, I analyse how SF television takes part in the cultural formation of “livable lives” for both human and nonhuman beings. It is argued that the kinds of violence that art or the media, including fiction, represent matter for the formation of ethical and political responses to violence.

Keywords: science fiction series; otherness; violence (activity); wars; emotions; posthumanism; gender research

Free keywords: livability; affect; aliens; frames of war; science-fiction television

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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