Johannes Steinl's A post-colonial approach to Science Fiction - Narrations of PDF

By Johannes Steinl

ISBN-10: 3640805496

ISBN-13: 9783640805495

Seminar paper from the yr 2010 within the topic American reports - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, collage of Frankfurt (Main) (Neue Englischsprachige Kulturen und Literaturen), language: English, summary: "Space, the ultimate Frontier. those are the voyages of the starship firm. Its carrying on with undertaking: to discover unusual new worlds, to find new existence and new civilizations, to boldly pass, the place not anyone has long gone before."
- establishing credit of superstar Trek: the subsequent new release

those are the hole strains of 1 of the main profitable franchises of pop culture: famous person Trek. In 1966 while the 1st episode of the science-fiction sequence “Star Trek” the unique sequence used to be aired on US tv writer and author Gene Roddenberry wouldn't in all probability have predicted the cultural and political influence celebrity Trek might have even 4 a long time later. He however anticipated very truly that this “trek” may take its viewers to “strange new worlds […] and new civilizations”. That this could precisely fall into the sphere of the discourses of postcolonial experiences is not any mere twist of fate. the outlet credit very straightforwardly point out what voyages the viewers will perform. The exploration of “strange new worlds” and “new civilizations” remembers the narratives of Imperialism and Colonialism. hence superstar Trek may be learn as one other kind of travelogue. the aim of this paintings is to set up the narratives of big name Trek as a travelogue within the context of imperialist and colonial discourses. Having performed so, i'll study superstar Trek’s status inside those discourses. My spotlight will be at the depiction of “the different” inside megastar Trek. at the foundation of 1 episode of the television sequence, megastar Trek: the subsequent new release i'm going to juxtapose the argument of critics that Trek is both racist and imperialist in its perception or the depiction of a fascinating Utopia.

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