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Nayar, Pramod K. "The Biotechnological Uncanny. Frank Miller’s Ronin." In: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 19.1 (2013), S. 135–146.
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BibTeX citation key: Nayar2013a
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Keywords: "Ronin", Cyborg, Körper, Miller. Frank, Phantastik, Technik, USA
Collection: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
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The essay argues that Frank Miller’s graphic novel, Ronin, is a text that offers a vision of techno-capitalism through the aesthetics of the uncanny. The uncanny is at once technological and organic, as biology meshes with fantasy and technology. Beginning by examining Miller’s primitivism, the essay then modulates into a discussion of the hi-tech as uncanny as Miller underscores the “problem” of the foreign body. Miller creates a confusion of categories wherein borders and bodies merge into each other in what may be termed a bio-tech uncanny. He concludes with a new-beginning-of-the-world scenario which occurs because techno-capitalism and its greed take us back to the primordial in the form of the ancient warrior but now in an inter-racial context. According to Miller, the foreign and the inter-racial are the hope for the future of humanity.
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