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Shockwaves: The Interrupted Sea-Journeys of Rudyard Kipling and Morgan Robertson
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.
2013 (English)In: Forum for modern language studies, ISSN 0015-8518, E-ISSN 1471-6860, Vol. 49, no 4, 393-405 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay takes Nikola Teslas proposal to weaponize the sea itself as the starting-point for an examination of changing perceptions of the ocean wave at the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on a trio of maritime tales by Rudyard Kipling and Morgan Robertson, it argues that the routinization of sea travel, coupled with historic developments in communications and technology, prompted these writers to explore the multiple significances of sea-journeys interrupted by monstrous waves.

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2013. Vol. 49, no 4, 393-405 p.
Keyword [en]
Kipling, Rudyard, Robertson, Morgan, rogue waves, journalism, shock in literature, shipwreck in literature
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211032DOI: 10.1093/fmls/cqt033ISI: 000325769300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211032DiVA: diva2:665329
Available from: 2013-11-19 Created: 2013-11-19 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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