The discipline of the eyes

Benjamin Myers, Scott Stephens

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake (2003) depicts a dystopian society dominated by images. Two boys, Jimmy and Crake, click idly back and forth between porn sites, animal snuff sites, and live coverage of executions and assisted suicide. They are fascinated in equal measure by images of sex and images of cats being torn apart by hand; by nude newsreaders and live beheadings in front of cheering crowds; by scenes of paedophilia and scenes of live open-heart surgery. The sex and brutality blur together.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe HTML of cruciform love
Subtitle of host publicationToward a theology of the internet
EditorsJohn Frederick, Eric Lewellen
Place of PublicationEugene, OR
PublisherPickwick Publications
Chapter1
Pages15-31
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781532609374
ISBN (Print)9781532609367, 9781532609381
Publication statusPublished - 03 Dec 2019

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