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dc.contributor.authorGoonan, Kathleen Ann
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-20T21:20:53Z
dc.date.available2010-10-20T21:20:53Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/35475
dc.descriptionPresented on October 12, 2010 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm in the Library East Commons Performance Space.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 47:33 minutes
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the connections between language, literature, and consciousness. The first section discusses the possible origins of literature. Section two focuses on the literature of the twentieth century and how it reflects a change in the way reality was perceived by a great portion of the scientifically and culturally informed public. It includes a discussion of C.P. Snow's "The Two Cultures" lecture given at Cambridge in 1959, which explicated a split between the ways in which science and literature perceived reality after Einstein's revolutionary early papers, and relates this to Stephen Pinker's contention, in THE BLANK SLAE, that the trends of Modernism and Postmodernism have impeded the scientific sophistication of both the general reading public and academe. The conclusion points to science fiction as an important literature, which links these two cultures.en_US
dc.format.extent47:33 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectConsciousnessen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subjectScience fictionen_US
dc.titleConsciousness, Literature, and Science Fictionen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture


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