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From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature

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Haynes, RD, From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature, Johns Hopkins University Press, United States, pp. 417. ISBN 9780801848018 (1994) [Authored Research Book]

Abstract

They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well-intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove--the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little-understood powers of nature. In From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film--from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:literature, fiction
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:Comparative Literature Studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121744
Year Published:1994
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-12
Last Modified:2017-10-12
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