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De två kulturernas dialektik: Edward Albee, C. P. Snow och den dramatiserade epistemologin
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Since its publication and first performance, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has often been interpreted with regard to the theme of truth and illusion. A less studied, but nonetheless important, aspect of the drama concerns its relation to C. P. Snow’s concept of the two cultures. In this essay, I argue for the convergence of these two discussions, resulting in an epistemological understanding of Albee. From this mode of interpretation, not only is a rejection of the two cultures noticed, but also a dramatic movement towards a third culture. Thus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is treated as an epistemological drama of ideas.

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2019. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Edward Albee, C. P. Snow, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, two cultures, epistemology, drama of ideas
Keywords [sv]
Edward Albee, C. P. Snow, Vem är rädd för Virginia Woolf?, två kulturer, epistemologi, idédrama
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-403076OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-403076DiVA, id: diva2:1388000
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