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Reading Westworld

Editors: Goody, Alex, Mackay, Antonia (Eds.)

  • Offers unique insights into the ways in which the TV series Westworld contributes to cultural and literary debates 
  • Combines analyses of visual media, contemporary television and culture with influential philosophical and critical frames, as well as nascent areas of scholarly investigation such as game theory
  • Establishes the critical parameters through which Westworld can be approached by subsequent students, researchers and serious general readers
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  • Due: August 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14515-6
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About this book

Reading Westworld is the first volume to explore the cultural, textual and theoretical significance of the hugely successful HBO TV series Westworld. The essays engage in a series of original enquiries into the central themes of the series including conceptions of the human and posthuman, American history, gaming, memory, surveillance, AI, feminism, imperialism, free will and contemporary capitalism. In its varied critical engagements with the genre, narratives and contexts of Westworld, this volume explores the show’s wider and deeper meanings and the questions it poses, as well considering how Westworld reflects on the ethical implications of artificial life and technological innovation for our own futurity. With critical essays that draw on the interdisciplinary strengths and productive intersections of media, cultural and literary studies, Reading Westworld seeks to respond to the show’s fundamental question; “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” It will be of interest to students, academics and general readers seeking to engage with Westworld and the far-reaching questions it poses about our current engagements with technology. 

About the authors

Alex Goody is Professor of Twentieth Century Literature and Culture at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She researches and publishes on modernism, technology, women’s writing, feminism, poetry and American culture. 
Antonia Mackay is Teaching Fellow of English Literature at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is co-editor of a surveillance cultural studies collection with Palgrave Macmillan. Her research is focused on American literature and culture, twentieth and twenty-first century literature and cultural and media studies. 

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14515-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: July 7, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14514-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Westworld
Editors
  • Alex Goody
  • Antonia Mackay
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14515-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14515-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14514-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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