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The sleep of (Scientific) reason produces (literary) monsters or, how science and literature shake hands

Enlightened reason and romantic imagination were seen as two opposing ways of conceiving art and life. Today, from our historical vantage point, it is difficult to understand one without the other. As if the nightmares of science were nothing more than the food of romantic monsters. This article analyses the evolution of fantastic literature and the birth of scientific fiction in the nineteenth century, as well as the conflict between the rational and the supernatural

Universitat de València

Author: Genís i Mas, Daniel
Abstract: Enlightened reason and romantic imagination were seen as two opposing ways of conceiving art and life. Today, from our historical vantage point, it is difficult to understand one without the other. As if the nightmares of science were nothing more than the food of romantic monsters. This article analyses the evolution of fantastic literature and the birth of scientific fiction in the nineteenth century, as well as the conflict between the rational and the supernatural
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/299432
Language: eng
Publisher: Universitat de València
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
Subject: Romanticisme
Romanticism
Ciència-ficció
Science fiction
Literatura fantàstica
Fantasy literature
Imaginari en la literatura
Frankenstein, Monstre de (Personatge de ficció)
Frankenstein’s monster (Fictitious character)
Title: The sleep of (Scientific) reason produces (literary) monsters or, how science and literature shake hands
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Repository: Recercat

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