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. Dystopia: The Dream as Nightmare

Chris Ferns

in Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the dystopian reaction to the centralised utopias of writers such as Bellamy and Wells. It argues that where utopian satire on the existing order stresses the disparity between ... More


. Libertarian Alternatives: Morris, News from Nowhere; Bogdanov, Red Star; Huxley, Island

Chris Ferns

in Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines William Morris's News from Nowhere, Alexander Bogdanov's Red Star, and Aldous Huxley's Island. In News from Nowhere, Morris calls into question the premises of the traditional ... More


Base but See It

Martyn Conterio

in Mad Max

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325864
eISBN:
9781800342453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325864.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of George Miller's Mad Max (1979). Mad Max is a freak picture with a fetish for fast-moving machines and the white-knuckle buzz of action cinema. It is ... More


Dreamer: An Exercise in Extrapolation 1989–2019

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Dreamer: An Exercise in Extrapolation 1989-2019’ was first commissioned by British Telecom Information Technology Systems Division in 1988. Writing in the late 80s, the essay analyses the ways in ... More


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