Artistic articulation of the problem of posthumanity in the play by Karel Čapek “R.U.R. Rossum’s universal robots”

Бондарева, Олена Євгенівна and Брацкі, Артур Себастіан (2021) Artistic articulation of the problem of posthumanity in the play by Karel Čapek “R.U.R. Rossum’s universal robots” Bibliotekarz podlaski (3). pp. 89-105. ISSN 1640-7806; 2544-8900

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Abstract

In the article Karel Čapek’s play “R.U.R. Rossum’s universal robots” is read not only as an antiutopia devoted to the confrontation between humans and robots, but also as a work of art that de nes a number of humanitarian discourses of the twentieth and early twentyrst centuries. The play correlates with modern humanitarian studies of posthumanity, posthumanism and transhumanism, examines various projects of posthumanistic reduplication of man – the archetype of the homunculus, types of humanized robots, cyborgs, iron warriors, predicts the decline of masculine discourse and the origins of feminism. The impact factor of this dramatic text goes beyond ction and theatre and extends to the whole culture, because the concept of “robot” introduced by Karel Čapek is a stable concept of culture, transformation and technology. At the conceptual level, the article deals with the ability of artistic thinking to forecast, identify promising general scienti c issues and structure future humanitarian discourses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: impact factor; homunculus; robot; car riot; cyborg; iron warrior; Nazism; artistic prognosis; posthumanity
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Олена Бондарева Бондарева
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 13:22
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 13:22
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/40044

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