The female, the intertextual, and the transhuman in William Gibson’s Molly Millions
Resumen: Considered the great guru of cyberpunk, William Gibson is also the creator of one of the most representative female icons of the genre, Molly Millions. An aggressive co-star in one of Gibson’s early narratives, “Johnny Mnemonic” (1981) and in his first novel, Neuromancer (1984), Molly finds herself at an intertextual, postfeminist, and post/transhuman crossroads. She emerges as a dangerous and empowered cyborg; without her, the rather weak Johnny, the male lead in the first story in which Molly appears, would have died. However, her condition makes her much more than a bodyguard. Through her role, Gibson also shows the hyperreal predictions of a dystopian world whose strongly naturalist context does not seem to offer this prototypical cyberpunk woman any outlet but a transhumanity for which she needs to update constantly her physical enhancements, inexorably related to her necessarily violent survival.
Idioma: Inglés
Año: 2021
Publicado en: Hélice 7, 1 (2021), 23-36
ISSN: 2792-3452

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Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Filología Inglesa (Dpto. Filolog.Inglesa y Alema.)

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