Star Trek and the Tragic Hybrid

Children of Two Worlds from Spock to Soji


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About the Author(s)

Carolyn Burlingame-Goff has been a member of the University of Heidelberg’s English Department for over 30 years. Her teaching and research concentrate on language and literature as well as American Cultural Studies.

Bibliographic Details

Carolyn Burlingame-Goff
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 230
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9484-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5260-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction: Star Trek and the Tragic Hybrid 7

1. From “Tragic Mulatto” to Alienated Alien 19

2. The Core Identifiers of the ­Mixed-Race Character 29

3. Star Trek’s Biological Hybrids 55

4. Star Trek’s Technological Hybrids 92

5. Star Trek’s Cultural Hybrids 131

Final Thoughts and Conclusions 168

Chapter Notes 189

Bibliography and Filmography 203

Index 217