"Shakespeare and Science Fiction".

Broders S (2014)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Abstract of lecture

Publication year: 2014

Event location: Paris FR


Shakespearean references in science fiction have been read as speculations on future literary traditions, as a means of establishing ‘hero’ and ‘villain’, or as pop culture’s claim to the bard. Yet it remains to be analyzed how Shakespeare’s plays function within the concept of postmodern space operas, toying with echo chambers and universal simulation. Holodeck performances and Hamlet quotes in Klingon on Star Trek, a Macbeth plot in Battlestar Galactica, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – in many different forms, Shakespeare in space continues to raise questions about the self-fashioning of humanity as a whole in a future of steadily increasing challenges.

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Broders, S. (2014). "Shakespeare and Science Fiction". Paper presentation at Shakespeare 450, Paris, FR.


Broders, Simone. ""Shakespeare and Science Fiction"." Presented at Shakespeare 450, Paris 2014.

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