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Bibil Identifier bibil:236357
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Revelations of the Dream
Author Aichele, George
Author Pippin, Tina
Author Walsh, Richard
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 9, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 1-14 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the following, we explore the interplay between the movies Inception (Nolan 2010) and eXistenZ (Cronenberg 1999) and the biblical Apocalypse of John (Book of Revelation). In each of these, inescapable, labyrinthine, and finally unmanageable dreams or virtual realities both undercut the reader's sense of reality and challenge the dominant modernist epistemology, for which the fantastic must always be secondary to waking reality. This intertextuality – a widely noted characteristic of much postmodern art and narrative, but also an important feature in John’s Apocalypse – profoundly unsettles ideology’s certainties.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Dream
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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