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From captain Stormfield to captain Kirk : two twentieth-century representations of heaven

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dc.contributor.author Clasquin, Michel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-13T09:25:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-13T09:25:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11
dc.identifier.citation Clasquin, M. 2007, 'From Captain Stormfield to Captain Kirk : two twentieth-century representations of heaven', Myth and Symbol, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 57-66. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5972
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/449
dc.description Originally published in Myth and Symbol. Archived here in conformance with publisher's restriction as found on Sherpa Romeo. Publisher version available at: [http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a907785917] en_US
dc.description.abstract This article examines two expressions of popular entertainment, nearly a century apart, that take the form of a traveller's yarn about a journey to the ultimate destination: heaven itself. One is a story by Mark Twain, the other one of the many Star Trek films. Although both share a broadly optimistic viewpoint, there are profound differences between them, the treatment of heaven within the two reflecting the kind of notion of heaven that audiences at respectively the beginning and end of the twentieth century were prepared to accept, or, more precisely, what the respective authors felt they could get away with. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Myth and Symbol en_US
dc.subject heaven en_US
dc.subject Mark Twain en_US
dc.subject Star trek en_US
dc.subject Popular culture en_US
dc.title From captain Stormfield to captain Kirk : two twentieth-century representations of heaven en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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