Science as Text, Text as Science: A Reading of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
AbstractThe relationship between science, technology, and the humanities has long been held as being inimical. The purpose of the present paper is to prove the fallacy of such an understanding. Using Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee as an example, I will show the interface between both fields and their dialogic relationship. I will indicate how such dialogism contributes to the creation of a certain hybridity in the narrative. Finally, I will explain how the interrelatedness (rather than schism) between the ‘scientific’ discourse and that of fiction result in the birth of a science fictional text as an offspring engendered by such a rhizome.
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