Cyborg Feminism in Neuromancer and Ghost in the Shell

dc.contributor.advisorBoyden, Michael
dc.contributor.advisorMehring, Frank
dc.contributor.authorNeijhof, van, Iris
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes how posthumanism impacts gender relations, focusing specifically on the female cyborg within cyberpunk fiction. Neuromancer (1984) written by William Gibson and Ghost in the Shell (1995) directed by Mamoru Oshii will serve as the primary case studies for this research. Hereby, the temporal and geographical difference is the motivation for the comparison of these two texts. This study argues that the cyberpunk fiction of the Eighties presented a new way of looking at gender by importing the concept of the convergence between the biological and the mechanical. While at the same time staying true to its inherently masculine narrative. Hereby the focus will lie specifically on feminist readings of the genre and the parallel that can be drawn between the emerging figure of the female cyborg in the Eighties and a new thought stream that arose simultaneously within postmodern feminism. Namely: Cyborg Feminism.
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Letteren
dc.thesis.specialisationspecialisations::Faculteit der Letteren::Bachelor Engelse taal en cultuur::Amerikanistiek
dc.thesis.studyprogrammestudyprogrammes::Faculteit der Letteren::Bachelor Engelse taal en cultuur
dc.titleCyborg Feminism in Neuromancer and Ghost in the Shell
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