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Completed research project

Title / Titel "The Estranged Screen. Towards a Poetics of Science Fiction Film"
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Original title / Originaltitel "Die verfremdete Leinwand. Zu einer Poetik des Science Fiction-Films"
Summary / Zusammenfassung Although science fiction science fiction has been one of the most
commercial successful film genres in recent years, there is substantial lack of basic works on the subject. It is the goal of the project to identify the specific formal aesthetic parameters which distinguish science fiction from other filmic forms. The insight that science fiction should better be understood as a ,fictional aesthetic mode'rather than as a genre, that science fiction is not so much defined by typical motives, tropes or plot elements but by the specific character of its fictional worlds and its specific medial representation, is the starting point of my project. Taking the contemporary research on science fiction literature as a starting point I will sketch the main features of a poetics of science fiction film, which will be further elaborated on two historic corpora.
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Lic. phil. Simon Spiegel (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Janggen-Pöhn-Foundation, St. Gallen
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Nov 2003 to Oct 2005