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Tom 23 Nr 2-3 (2019): Kultura misji

Fikcja antropologiczna czy antropologia spekulatywna? O funkcjach poznawczych narracji fantastycznonaukowych

  • Dariusz Brzostek
DOI
https://doi.org/10.19195/0860-6668.23.2-3.4
Przesłane
7 listopada 2019
Opublikowane
07-11-2019

Abstrakt

Speculative anthropology or anthropological fiction? On the referential function of science-fiction narratives

The article focuses on the referential function of science fiction and its relations to speculative anthropology and anthropological fiction. The methodological context for this analysis consists of Andrzej Stoff’s concept of literary images in science-fiction novels, Fredric Jameson’s archaeology of the future, and Roman Jakobson’s theory of the referential function of language. The texts analyzed herein are two novels: by Stanisław Lem Solaris and Peter Watts Blindsight. These works are analyzed as procedurals — novels emphasizing sequences of scientific anthropological procedures and discussing cultural categories such as “otherness,” “race,” and “anthropocentrism.”