Trends in contemporary german-language and russian literature about the future

Mueller C. A.

This study presents current trends in approaches to modeling the future in German, Austrian and Russian literature. It becomes obvious that there are differences in the focal points: while Russian future literature deals with the achievements and issues of technological progress, German and Austrian authors concentrate on the sociological and philosophical implications of the technology-based transformations of society. A specialty of Russian future literature is the replication of online games in the written literature.

Key words: Literary Studies, Comparative Studies, Contemporary Literature, Russia, Germany, Austria

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