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This talk focuses upon the selected works of three prominent authors: William Gibson, Rudy Rucker and George Alec Effinger, and considers the ways in which the body as project is depicted in their works.

The perspectives offered by these writers in relation to corporeal and psychological fracture and ‘restoration’ exemplify one of the elemental concerns of the genre of Cyberpunk: the extent to which the boundary between the human and the machine can become distorted through the use of technology. This talk considers the depiction of (bio)technological advancements in these novels, with a critique of the extent to which such developments can result in their subjects becoming at once regarded as both more and less than human.



HU6 74X


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