A Portrait of the Artist as a Future Man

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Material Information

Title:
A Portrait of the Artist as a Future Man Technology, Memory, and the Künstlerroman in Science Fiction
Physical Description:
1 online resource (87 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
McNulty, Rebecca L.
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.A.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
English
Committee Chair:
KERSHNER,R B,JR
Committee Co-Chair:
WEGNER,PHILLIP E

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
artist -- fiction -- genre -- joyce -- kunstlerroman -- science -- tofler
English -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
English thesis, M.A.
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
My thesis examines the narrative line drawn between James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and how it has affected the tradition of Kunstlerroman within twenty and twenty-first century science fiction stories. My project explores the ways that Joyce writes the story of a young man's growth into an artist in a society devoid of the technology available in future iterations. By exploring the shift in narrative tradition possible in the rapid technological change described by Alvin Tofler's Future Shock, where we have experienced "too much change in too short a period," I have traced threads of the same transition as necessary precursors to a systematic progression in the genre as a fusion between the traditions of literary and science fiction stories. Using Stephen Dedalus as model for the young artist's coming of age, I argue that the Kunstlerroman in science fiction explicates the rapid change that revolutionized culture and memory during and in response to the massive period of cultural anxiety. I use Portrait as a model of the definitive treatment of what existed in the early twentieth-century and how this baseline has contributed to the definition of the memory and artistic preservation within the basic Kunstlerroman. With this basis, I explore the progression of the Kunstlerroman in science fiction through the twentieth, into the twentieth-century, and explore the way they expand on the definition of the artist archetype that Joyce so thoroughly defined in 1916.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: KERSHNER,R B,JR.
Local:
Co-adviser: WEGNER,PHILLIP E.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31
Statement of Responsibility:
by Rebecca L. McNulty.

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Embargo Date:
5/31/2016
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046822:00001