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Struggling against utopia: transgressing the boundaries of servitude in Defoe, Wells, and Atwood

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Utopian literature provides a compelling vision of epistemological and moral clarity: a dream of harmony and justice. But in an age of surveillance, utopia is also the nightmare of a perfectly controlled, sealed and monitored world that leaves no room for ambivalence or discretion. In The Good Place, leading scholars of comparative literature explore this tension and examine the richness and diversity of utopian writing, from the genre’s earliest manifestations to the present. Utopia is seen ...

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10.3726/978-3-0353-0636-1

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Peter Lang
Host title:
Comparative Perspectives on Utopia - Proceedings of Synapsis: European School of Comparative Studies XI
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New Comparative Criticism
Chapter number:
11
Pages:
189-202
Publication date:
2014-08-21
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9783034318198
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2016-06-29

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