• Jonas Kjærgaard Pedersen
4. semester, Engelsk, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
Time travel has since H.G Wells’ famous novel The Time Machine been an integral part of science fiction. Since the publication of the novel, the complexity of time travel narratives has progressed. This paper investigates the films: The Time Machine (1960), The Terminator (1984), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Donnie Darko (2001), Primer (2004), and finally the BBC television series Ashes to Ashes (2008), to see how the theme of time travel occurs differently in each of these. The paper also investigates how the theme of time travel is concerned with the ontological question of being. Here an understanding of conventional time travel paradoxes is discussed. The analysis of the films and series is based on theory centred on a general understanding of science fiction, apocalypse, time travel, and finally an intersectional angle to investigate, whether a feministic agenda is present in a time travel narrative.
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2016
Antal sider74
ID: 234436104