AT THE ORIGIN OF US «NUCLEAR» LITERATURE: «ALEXANDER’S BRIDGE» ВY W. CATHER

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Abstract

The premises of the US “nuclear” literature formation within the comminity’s interest in the scientific achievements in the field of radioactive studies at the beginning of the XXth century are under study on the example of novel “Alexander’s Bridge” by W. Cather. Two editional versions of the novel (1912 and 1922) are under consideration, the analysis of which enables the process of studying the transformations of her “novel about a disaster” to “a scientific drama”, including the elements of describing pastoral landscapes next to the images of urban areas in the novel. The emphasis is made on the premises of how W. Cather’s “nuclear” narrative, represented by her novel “Alexander’s Bridge” not only laid the foundations of the US “nuclear” literature, which partially launched the initial stage of “nuclear” identity formation, defined as a set of statements and ideas about self-determination in the context of national and world nuclear politics – “identity’s significance in terms of national nuclear ambitions”, but also became the impulse for the subsequent interaction of fundamental disciples and humanities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVìsnik unìversitetu ìm. A. Nobelâ. Serìâ Fìlologìčnì nauki
Volume14
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)152-161
Number of pages10
ISSN2523-4463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 6122 Literature studies
  • “nuclear” literature, “nuclear” narrative, “nuclear” identity, literary response to nuclear research, postcolonialism, W. Cather

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