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Auteur(s) : Parrinder, Patrick (1944-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Utopian literature and science [Texte imprimé] : from the scientific revolution to "Brave New World" and beyond / Patrick Parrinder, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Reading, UK

Publication : Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Description matérielle : ix, 222 pages ; 23 cm

Comprend : 1. Introduction ; Part I. Sciences of Observations and Intervention: 2. Beyond the Telescope: From Astronomy to (Dystopian) Fiction; 3. A Sylph under the Microscope: Science and Romance; 4. Satanism and Genetics: Haldane's Daedalus and Its Begetters ; Part II. The Human Animal: 5. Eugenics, Utopia, Eudemonics: Bellamy, Galton and Morris; 6. Strains of the Non-Human: The Coming Race, A Crystal Age, Erewhon; 7. Gorilla Warfare: Darwin, Freud, and the Stone Age Romance; 8. From Human to Animal: Wells and Kafka ; Part III. Modern Utopias and Post-Human Worlds: 9. War is Peace: Conscription and Mobilisation in the Modern Utopia; 10. Towards the Singularity? Čapek's R.U.R. and its Times; 11. Olaf Stapledon and the Shape of Things to Come; 12. The Expulsion of the Poets.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
"Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Utopian Literature and Science traces the interactions of sciences such as astronomy, microscopy, genetics and anthropology with 19th- and 20th-century utopian and dystopian writing and modern science fiction. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, the author's re-examination of key literary texts brings a fresh perspective to the paradoxes of utopian thinking since Plato. This book is essential reading for teachers and students of literature and science studies, utopian studies, and science fiction studies, as well as students of 19th and early 20th-century literature more generally"


Sujet(s) : Littérature et sciences  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Utopies littéraires  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Science-fiction -- Histoire et critique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781137456779 (hardback). - ISBN 1137456779 (hardback)

Notice n° :  FRBNF44398149 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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