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Song of Walt Whitman, Song of Hope?

Download PDF version Walt Whitman was a Long-Island born poet who is most notably known for Leaves of Grass (1855), a work that was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s call for great poets to render the genuine American experience. In...

The Day When Everybody Got on The Nostromo

Download PDF version Alien by Ridley Scott was released on 25 May 1979, changing the paradigm of science fiction and horror. Based on a simple premise, Scott and his screenwriter, Dan O’Bannon, presented an alien which threatened the crew’s survival...

SPECIAL ISSUE | Sublimating into the Virtual: Some Fictional Examples of Digital Transcendence

Author: Alejandro Rivero-Vadillo Universidad de Alcalá Download PDF version Is cyberspace the future of humanity? The acknowledgment of an era in which the print of human activity starts to affect the planet’s geological levels, the Anthropocene, is characterized by humanity’s...

PopMeC CFP | Popularizing STEM conference

Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture 15-19 November 2021 (mixed format conference)   In 1959, British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered a lecture in which he highlighted the increasing intellectual separation between the humanities and...

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