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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Rowland
dc.identifier.citationHughes , R 2013 , ' The Ends of the Earth : Nature, Narrative and Identity in Dystopian Film ' , Critical Survey , vol. 25 , no. 2 , pp. 22-39 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 786476
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dc.description.abstractThis article offers a comparative ecocritical reading of two very different dystopian films: Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull, 1971), and eXistenz (David Cronenberg, 1997). In particular, it interprets these films – which predict the potential ramifications of global environmental catastrophe and biotechnological progress – in relation to contrasting conceptualisations of ‘nature’ that might broadly be termed either ‘ecological’ or ‘postmodern’. It argues that despite the sf genre’s preoccupation with technologically advanced, virtual or urban environments, the concept of ‘nature’ and ‘the natural’ remains crucial to these films’ critique of authoritarian power structures that restrict individual self-expression, and their interrogation of human individuality and selfhood.en
dc.relation.ispartofCritical Survey
dc.subjectDystopian cinema
dc.subjectUS cinema
dc.subjectScience fiction
dc.titleThe Ends of the Earth : Nature, Narrative and Identity in Dystopian Filmen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature and Creative Writing
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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