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Rogers, Brett M. "The Postmodern Prometheus and Posthuman Reproductions in Science Fiction." Frankenstein and Its Classics. The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction. Eds. Jesse Weiner, Benjamin Eldon Stevens and Brett M. Rogers. Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 206–27. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Rogers2018
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Keywords: "Ody-C", "Odyssey", Adaptation, Classical antiquity, Fraction. Matt, Homer, Literature, Science Fiction, Sexuality, USA, Ward. Christian
Creators: Rogers, Stevens, Weiner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (New York)
Collection: Frankenstein and Its Classics. The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction
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Brett M. Rogers examines recent versions of the Greek and Roman mythic figure most central to Frankenstein, Prometheus, and his continued role in debates about human reproduction in the context of modern technoscience. Rogers focuses on two examples of SF that raise questions about biotechnological intervention in ‘human being’ and practice overt classical receptions, Ridley Scott’s film Prometheus (2012) and Matt Fraction’s and Christian Ward’s comics series Ody-C (2014–). In their own ways, the film and the comics series envision worlds in which biological reproduction is complicated by technoscience, entailing shifts in the boundaries of the ‘human.’ Ultimately, Rogers argues that visions of ancient Prometheus mediated by Frankenstein may lead us to unintended and unimaginable outcomes, “hideous progeny” that reconstitute humanity, human knowledge, and society on fundamental levels.
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