publication . Article . 2012

Exploring the Outside and the Inside: Double Vision in Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague

Mateusz Marecki;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2012 Journal: issn: 2065-7943, eissn: 2067-564X, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Styles of Communication
Abstract
With its vision of how the possibility of enhancing the human brain by means of intelligent microbes would change the nature of humanity, Slonczewski‘s Brain Plague (2000) provides a fertile ground for multiple interpretations. Deploying the theme of intelligence and the brain, it belongs to the literature linked to the life sciences. In terms of its generic aspect, the novel should be classified as hards cience fiction, because it is predicated on scientific underpinnings. In this paper, however, Brain Plague is, in the first place, viewed as a double parabolic projection serving as a social critique of theactual world and as an educational tool. Employing the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: conceptual metaphor, parabolic projection, hard science fiction, P87-96, Communication. Mass media, Philology. Linguistics, cognitive engagement., P1-1091, brain, cognitive engagement
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publication . Article . 2012

Exploring the Outside and the Inside: Double Vision in Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague

Mateusz Marecki;