Exploring Cyberpunk as a Post-Utopian Genre | Professor Elana Gomel

Feb 9, 2022 | arts and humanities, trending

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Recycled Dystopias: Cyberpunk and the end of history’, from Arts. doi.org/10.3390/arts7030031 

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Cyberpunk brings to mind neon lights, artificial intelligence and mega corporations. It is a subgenre of science fiction set in a dystopian, futuristic, and oppressive setting, with advanced technology often featured alongside societal decay. Professor Elana Gomel [ee-lah-nah go-mell] in the Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University in Israel specialises in narrative theory with a particular focus on the intersection between literature and science. In her recent work focusing on the cyberpunk genre, Professor Elana Gomel argues that cyberpunk is not a dystopian modality of representation; rather, it is better classified as ‘post-utopian’.  

 

 

 

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