(POL380B – Spring)
Credits: 15 credits
Contact: Professor James Dunkerley
This module introduces students to a wide range of approaches to Utopian and Dystopian thought and literature. It concentrates on political, economic, and literary dreamworlds since the 16th century. Imagination means ‘image making’, and in this sense, we look at utopias as images, snapshots of political desire that reproduce, in the negative, darkness as light, light as darkness, a set geometry of oppression, the contours of a present frustrated.
Assessment: 1 x 2,000 word Book Review (35%) & 1 x 3,000 word Essay (65%)