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William Gibson's ‘Cyberpunk’ X-Files

Calvert, Bronwen (2013) William Gibson's ‘Cyberpunk’ X-Files. Science Fiction Film and Television, 6 (1). pp. 39-53. ISSN 1754-3770 (Print) 1754-3789 (Online)

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Central to both William Gibson's The X-Files episodes is the dramatisation of embodied connections with technology and virtuality. These episodes may be seen as a simple transfer of elements of cyberpunk fiction to a television format. However, the emphasis on virtual realities and on explorations of gender destabilisation allows Gibson's use of cyberpunk tropes to resonate with the X-Files' narrative space and invigorate some of its overarching themes.

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Depositing User: Bronwen Calvert


Item ID: 3615
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ISSN: 1754-3770 (Print) 1754-3789 (Online)
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 11:49


Author: Bronwen Calvert

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Culture > English Language and Literature
Media > Media and Cultural Studies
Media > Television

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