Postmodern Metanarratives investigates the relationship between cinema and literature by analyzing the film Blade Runner as a postmodern work that constitutes a landmark of cyberpunk narrative and establishes a link between tradition and the (post)modern.
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About the Author
Décio Torres Cruz holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo, USA. He did post-doctoral research on film adaptations of Shakespeare's works at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and now teaches Literatures in English at UFBA and UNEB in Brazil. He has written several books and sits on a number of journal editorial boards.
Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Introduction 1. On Words and Meanings: Contradictions of the Modern or Postmodern Contradictions? 2. Literature and Film: A Brief Overview of Theory and Criticism 3. Blurring Genres: Dissolving Literature and Film in Blade Runner 4. Revisiting the Biblical Tradition 5. Revisiting the Freudian Tradition 6. Collating the Postmodern Conclusion: Replicating Life and Art Works Cited Endnotes