This paper examines gender, suffering, and humanity in the HBO series Westworld. I use Dolores, the female robot protagonist of the show, as a case study to explore gender performativity, narratives of suffering, affective agency, cyborg feminism and the uncanny valley. By analyzing the intersections of these theories in Dolores’s story, I illustrate how people and cyborgs alike are both humanized and dehumanized through their gender expression.
Religions; Religions -- Philosophy; Religions -- History
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: an Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies
The University of Puget Sound
"Gender, Suffering, and Humanity in Westworld,"
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol5/iss1/3