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Star Trek as myth : essays on symbol and archetype at the final frontier / edited by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Alumni Authors/1st floor  PN1992.8.S74 S7275 2010    AVAILABLE
Alumni author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Subject(s) Star Trek television programs -- History and criticism
Myth on television
Physical Description x, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary "This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together perspectives from scholars in fields including film, anthropology, history, American studies and Biblical scholarship, and examines the symbolism, religious implications, heroic and gender archetypes, and lasting effects of the Star Trek 'mythscape'"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: The signifcance of the Star Trek mythos / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell -- Star Trek as myth and television as mythmaker / Wm. Blake Tyrell -- A structuralist appreciation of Star Trek / Peter J. Claus -- Some implications of the mythology in Star Trek / C. Scott Littleton -- Star Trek: American dream, myth and reality / Ace G. Pilkington -- Speakers for the dead: Star Trek, the Holocaust, and the representation of atrocity / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell -- "Every old trick is new again": Myth in quotations and the Star Trek franchise / Djoymi Baker -- Star Trek as American monomyth / John Shelton Lawrence -- The Sisko, the Christ: A comparison of messiah figures in the Star Trek universe and the New Testament / Jeffery S. Lamp -- Course in federation linguistics / Richard R. Jones -- Evocations and evasions of archetypal lesbian love in Star Trek: Voyager / Roger Kaufman -- The Protestant ethic and the spirit of Surak: Star Trek: Enterprise, anti-Catholicism and the Vulcan Reformation / Jennifer E. Porter -- A vision of a time and place: Spiritual humanism and the utopian impulse / Bruce Isaacs -- The Kirk doctrine: The care and repair of archetypal heroic leadership in J.J Abrams' Star Trek / Stephen McVeigh -- Conclusion: The hero with a thousand red shirts / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Note Alumni Author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
NOTE Gift from Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, 2010
Alternate Author Kapell, Matthew
Library donation, 2010

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