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The reception of Homer in modern science fiction literature

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This thesis explores the varying ways in which science fiction (SF) authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have adapted, reworked, and pulled apart the Homeric poems. The thesis draws on both reception and SF theory to highlight not only individual points of interest in the texts at hand but also wider theoretical similarities between the two disciplines.

Chapter 1: Polyphony deals with polyphonic narratives in the Bakhtinian sense, demonstrating how SF authors pick up ...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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