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A Metamorphosis of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Johnathan McCauley Science Fiction Final Reflection Paper December 21, 2016 Dr. Keramidas and Dr. Nagle A Metamorphosis of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis There are countless idioms and critical studies that emphasize the higher level of learning that takes place when one performs or attempts an action as opposed to the learning that takes place when one [...]

By | 2018-01-07T15:01:47-04:00 December 21st, 2016|Final Project, Johnathan|Comments Off on A Metamorphosis of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Escapism and Questions of Reality in the HBO Series Westworld

***Note for reading: Westworld (italicized) refers to the film production as a whole while Westworld (not italicized) refers to the artificial wild western vacation world. The mechanical creation of a host in Westworld Westworld, the 2016 version released by HBO in early October, is loosely based off of a film that debuted in [...]

By | 2018-01-07T15:01:51-04:00 November 2nd, 2016|Essay 3, Johnathan|0 Comments

A Metamorphosis of Metamorphosis

Johnathan McCauley   A Metamorphosis of Metamorphosis A. Metamorphosis is a science fiction text that questions our tendency to privilege human beings over all other species.  More specifically, this novella forces us to reconsider the emphasis we routinely place on the human body as a necessary quality of classifying as a human being.   Kafka [...]

By | 2018-01-07T15:01:54-04:00 October 19th, 2016|Johnathan, Proposal|0 Comments

Essay 2: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Science Fictional Insight of Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka By Johnathan McCauley Few first sentences rustle up more reader intrigue than Kafka’s opening line of Metamorphosis: As Gregor Samsa awoke from unsettling dreams one morning, he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin (Kafka, 7). Within this sentence we are provided something [...]

By | 2016-11-01T01:28:55-04:00 October 4th, 2016|Essay 2, Johnathan|0 Comments

What is science fiction?

Science fiction is the imagination of a world that is different from our own. It often employs a plethora of everyday objects, interactions, habits, and occurrences in order to juxtapose this new and imagined world. Sometimes, these rudimentary happenings themselves are reimagined as often occurs in dystopian fiction. Technology plays a central role in much [...]

By | 2016-09-14T22:26:26-04:00 September 14th, 2016|Johnathan|0 Comments
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