Ludzie jak bogowie : koncepcje "człowieka przyszłości" w utopiach i antyutopiach od Herberta George’a Wellsa do Margaret Atwood

2014
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dc.abstract.enEver since utopian literature appeared, the idea of a perfect world has implied - as an indispensable element - the need for man’s improvement or even shaping him anew through implementing eugenic projects and specifi c educational actions. But the utopian literature of the XXth century went even further: although in 1923 Herbert George Wells tried to draw such a trajectory of the evolution of mankind as to make its representatives become ‘like gods’, subsequent writers explored the possibility of creating a new race of rational beings to replace man in the future. It is thus worth tracing the new concepts of mankind in the XXth and XXIst century novels where it is a product of cloning (A. Huxley, K. Ishiguro, M. Houellebecq), has adapted to life on Earth following an apocalypse (M. Atwood) or is a result of the world’s virtualization (J. Dukaj). Th e new creatures which in theory were supposed to be a ‘perfect product’ exceeding the limits of human existence, in practice appear to have latent defects. The creation of neohumans, stahs, ‘blacks’ or ‘the Crakers’ that uses the implicit concept of the ‘ideal rational being’ lets contemporary writers make various, not always optimistic, forecasts concerning ‘man of the future’.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Polonistyki : Katedra Komparatystyki Literackiejpl
dc.contributor.authorCałek, Anita - 174439 pl
dc.contributor.editorKorytowska, Maria - 129160 pl
dc.contributor.editorPuchalska, Iwona - 131586 pl
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dc.titleLudzie jak bogowie : koncepcje "człowieka przyszłości" w utopiach i antyutopiach od Herberta George’a Wellsa do Margaret Atwoodpl
dc.title.alternativeMen like Gods : the concept of "man of the future" in utopias and dystopias from Wells through Atwoodpl
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Ever since utopian literature appeared, the idea of a perfect world has implied - as an indispensable element - the need for man’s improvement or even shaping him anew through implementing eugenic projects and specifi c educational actions. But the utopian literature of the XXth century went even further: although in 1923 Herbert George Wells tried to draw such a trajectory of the evolution of mankind as to make its representatives become ‘like gods’, subsequent writers explored the possibility of creating a new race of rational beings to replace man in the future. It is thus worth tracing the new concepts of mankind in the XXth and XXIst century novels where it is a product of cloning (A. Huxley, K. Ishiguro, M. Houellebecq), has adapted to life on Earth following an apocalypse (M. Atwood) or is a result of the world’s virtualization (J. Dukaj). Th e new creatures which in theory were supposed to be a ‘perfect product’ exceeding the limits of human existence, in practice appear to have latent defects. The creation of neohumans, stahs, ‘blacks’ or ‘the Crakers’ that uses the implicit concept of the ‘ideal rational being’ lets contemporary writers make various, not always optimistic, forecasts concerning ‘man of the future’.
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Wydział Polonistyki : Katedra Komparatystyki Literackiej
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Całek, Anita - 174439
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Korytowska, Maria - 129160
dc.contributor.editorpl
Puchalska, Iwona - 131586
dc.date.accessioned
2015-05-05T10:56:35Z
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Ludzie jak bogowie : koncepcje "człowieka przyszłości" w utopiach i antyutopiach od Herberta George’a Wellsa do Margaret Atwood
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Men like Gods : the concept of "man of the future" in utopias and dystopias from Wells through Atwood
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Olimp - ideał, doskonałość, absolut
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