Anthology of interest : a study of Futurama as a literary and scientific cartoon

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dc.contributor.advisor Blackwell, Brent M. Winks, Elizabeth M. 2015-06-15T19:31:08Z 2015-06-15T19:31:08Z 2015-05
dc.identifier.other A-362
dc.description.abstract Cartoons are enjoyed almost exclusively for entertainment, and it therefore seems impossible that a cartoon could transcend this category and exhibit wit and intellectual material along with amusing characters and plot lines. Matt Groening's series Futurama, which debuted in 1999, does just this. Through an extremely educated writing staff, Futurama blends science, math, literary references, and a quirky cast of characters into a cartoon that surpasses all others. This paper will investigate some of the scientific concepts found within the series as well as how the writers and creators were able to weave an intricate storyline for this show. Finally, it will investigate what the future may hold for the series which currently is off the air. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English.
dc.title Anthology of interest : a study of Futurama as a literary and scientific cartoon en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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