From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature
They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well-intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove--the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little-understood powers of nature.
In From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film--from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers.
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Experimental science was not considered worthy of study or appropriate for the
awarding of degrees . There was little change in this reactionary attitude until the
1870s , when Michael Foster introduced a course in general biology at Trinity ...
The Bomb Makers It is one of the most provocative paradoxes of the twentieth
century that although prior to the 1940s fictional characters who invented and
proposed to explode bombs were considered , almost without exception , to be
A number of the writers considered in this chapter have contributed to evolving a
new role model for the scientist hero , replacing the crude , macho Martian -
basher with a multidisciplinary and socially aware communicator who , like
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