Between Science and Fiction: The Hollow Earth as Concept and Conceit

ab 29,90 

Hanjo Berressem, Michael Bucher, Uwe Schwagmeier (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90228-3
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2012
Seiten 360
Bindung broschiert
Reihe n-1 | work – science – medium

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The idea that the earth is hollow has inspired both the world of science and the
world of fiction. As a scientific concept, this notion has informed the works of
Edmond Halley and Leonhard Euler; as a literary conceit, it can be found in the
works of Dante and E.A. Poe, in novels by Jules Verne, Arno Schmidt, Thomas
Pynchon and Mark Z. Danielewski, in comics, films and computer games such as
Indiana Jones. Addressing both the scientific and the aesthetic aspects of the
Hollow Earth, the essays in this collection range from medieval literature to
afrofuturism, with contributions by Christiane Ackermann, Hanjo Berressem,
Dagmar Buchwald, Fabienne Collignon, Axel Dunker, Duane Griffin, Galena
Hashhozheva, Sabine Kyora, Eve Andrée Laramée, Bettine Menke, David Nelting,
Isabell Platthaus, Martina Stange, and Heide Volkening.

Hanjo Berressem teaches American literature and culture at the
University of Cologne.

Michael Bucher teaches American literature and queer culture at the
University of Cologne.

Uwe Schwagmeier teaches literary studies at the Institut für Germanistik
at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.