Event Title

Anthropocentric Tools for Survival

Presenter Information

Dustin Shepherd

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

English

Session Number

1

Location

RM 216

Faculty Mentor

Dr. David Carlson

Juror Names

Moderator: Dr. Marc Fudge

Start Date

5-19-2016 1:20 PM

End Date

5-19-2016 1:40 PM

Abstract

This paper attempts a pro-anthropocentric reading of Interstellar: The Official Movie Novelization. The goal of this paper is to challenge the notions of anti-anthropocentrism. The key to survival, as seen in Interstellar, is to embrace our very human perception, however limiting. This can be seen in the ways in which humans interact with non-humans and the theme of exploration. Exploration, a human endeavor and concept, is the key to survival.

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Anthropocentric Tools for Survival

RM 216

This paper attempts a pro-anthropocentric reading of Interstellar: The Official Movie Novelization. The goal of this paper is to challenge the notions of anti-anthropocentrism. The key to survival, as seen in Interstellar, is to embrace our very human perception, however limiting. This can be seen in the ways in which humans interact with non-humans and the theme of exploration. Exploration, a human endeavor and concept, is the key to survival.