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Dystopian novels

DozentIn: Stefanie Fricke

Veranstaltungstyp: Seminar

Ort: (Big Blue Button)

Zeiten: Do. 08:00 - 10:00 (wöchentlich)

Beschreibung: The OED defines “dystopia”, the opposite of “utopia”, as “An imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible.” In this seminar we will look at the development of dystopian fiction from the nineteenth century onwards before analyzing four novels as well as dystopias in other media. Special emphasis will be on how the novels project contemporary developments and fears onto imaginary societies and on how the authors use different narrative techniques and literary traditions to construct their dystopias.
Please purchase the following texts:
• Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Vintage Classics 2007, ISBN ‎‎ 9780099518471)
• William Golding, Lord of the Flies (Penguin Classics 2006, ISBN 0399533370‎‎)
• Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (Random House 1998, ISBN 038549081X)
• Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (Faber & Faber 2005, ISBN 0571224121).

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