DEBATING ‘THE NUCLEAR EVIL’ IN U.S. NUCLEAR FICTION

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The transformations of “the Nuclear Evil” in these U.S. nuclear writing practices are regarded on the example of narrating “a nuclear power plant” as the fictional embodiment of ineffective nuclear energy policy. The literary implication of “a nuclear power plant” (varying from “We should be proud of working here” to “I hate this plant”, White, 2008) (together with featuring “local authorities”, “the government’s nuclear policy”, “a nuclear war’s threat”, “the Nuclear Other”) in these U.S. nuclear fiction works under analysis is regarded in its transformation within “the “the Good”-“the Bad”-“the Debatable” (Lana Aref, 2017) at the personal/social/political/religious levels.
The comparative analysis of shaping “Nuclear Evil“ in the aspect of its transformations (before and after a nuclear power plant explosion) in the U.S. nuclear fiction about the Chernobyl disaster investigates how the weak aspects of narrating policy on “nuclear energy” in the technological industry can result in shaping the stereotypes about “nuclear energy” as a concept, as well as about a certain sense of skepticism and aversion towards the nuclear energy industry in general.
Understanding the narrative tools of developing the debatable nature of “the Nuclear Evil” related to a nuclear energy as a concept in the energy-dependable society can define how common beliefs, values, and perceptions on nuclear energy can impact the public acceptance of nuclear energy and moderate the effective public acceptance and engagement strategy though nuclear fiction.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationPerformativity of Villainy and Evil in Anglophone Literature and Media : Part V: Villainy, the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, Dictatorship and Espionage in Twentieth Century Literature
FörlagMacmillan Publishers Ltd, part of Springer Nature
Status!!Accepted/In press - 20 aug 2020
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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