Further Reading: Jurassic Park

Both the novel and film versions of Jurassic Park have been the subject of numerous analyses by both film and literary scholars. In From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park: Activism, Culture, & American Studies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001), 99-115, Paul Lauter provides a quick introduction to different theoretical perspectives (primarily drawn from the field of literary criticism) on the film version of Jurassic Park.

Other useful accounts of the film version of Jurassic Park include Robert Baird, “Animalizing Jurassic Park’s Dinosaurs: Blockbuster Schemata and Cross-Cultural Cognition in the Threat Scene,” Cinema Journal 37:4 (1998), 82-103; Warren Buckland, “Between Science Fact and Science Fiction: Spielberg’s Digital Dinosaurs, Possible Worlds, and the New Aesthetic Realism,” Screen 40:2 (1999), 177-92; Stephanie S. Turner, “Jurassic Park Technology in the Bioinformatics Economy: How Cloning Narratives Negotiate the Telos of DNA,” American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 74:4 (Dec. 2000), 887-909; Constance Balides, “Jurassic Post-Fordism: Tall Tales of Economics in the Theme Park,” Screen 41:2 (Summer 2000), 139-60.