The Women of Noah in Early Twentieth-Century Science Fiction
- Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (view group) , Nicole L. Tilford
- Biblical Studies, Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies
- Bible and literature, Bible, Reader-response criticism, Science fiction, Women
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- Modern science fiction writers often draw upon the biblical flood story as inspiration for their own narratives. It is not uncommon to find humans fleeing on space arks to escape some cosmic disaster. In the process of adapting the biblical narrative to contemporary circumstances, these writers also frequently transform the unnamed female characters in the biblical story. Noah’s wife, Noah’s daughters-in-law, and the daughters of men become dynamic characters that actively shape the narrative and are vital to the survival of the human race. This article examines the character type of the “Noahic woman” as it appears in three early twentieth century science fiction narratives.
- Nicole L. Tilford, "The Women of Noah in Early Twentieth-Century Science Fiction," Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies 3.1 (2021): 74–94.
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