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Author Vieira, Fátima
Title Dystopia(n) Matters : On the Page, on Screen, on Stage
Imprint Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2013
©2013
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Note Intro -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I -- DO DYSTOPIAS MATTER? -- THREE VARIANTS ON THE CONCEPT OF DYSTOPIA -- UTOPIA'S SHADOW -- DYSTOPIA, UTOPIA AND SANCHO PANZA -- WHY DYSTOPIA MATTERS -- DYSTOPIA IS YOU -- DYSTOPIAS DO MATTER -- STEP INTO THE STORY… -- LIVING IN DYSTOPIA -- DARKNESS AND LIGHT -- BIODYSTOPIAS MATTER -- ANTI-COMMUNIST DYSTOPIAS -- ON DESERTIFICATION AND THE REDEMPTIVE POWERS OF LANGUAGE -- UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND SATIRE -- DYSTOPIA AND GLOBAL UTOPIAS -- DYSTOPIA MATTERS -- THOUGHTS ON DYSTOPIA, FROM NEW LANARK -- INTERMEZZO -- HELL UPON A HILL -- PART II -- DYSTOPIA ON THE PAGE -- "WORDS THAT ARE LOST" -- DYSTOPIA AS POST-ENLIGHTENMENT CRITIQUE IN GEORGE ORWELL'S NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR -- TOTALITARIANISM AS LIBERAL NIGHTMARE -- ON THE MARGIN OF DYSTOPIA -- CLASHING TONES, HARMONISING CONCEPTS -- SACRIFICE MATTERS -- DENOUNCING SOCIAL UTOPIA FROM WITHIN -- DYSTOPIA ON SCREEN -- DYSTOPIANISING THE DYSTOPIAN -- "COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS" -- BETWEEN A FAIRY TALE AND A CAUTIONARY TALE -- DYSTOPIAN LOOP IN DAVID CRONENBERG'S VIDEODROME -- EQUILIBRIUM -- "NOTHING EVER ENDS" -- DYSTOPIA ON STAGE -- A NEGATIVE UTOPIA? -- THE DRAMATISATION OF FUTURELESS WORLDS -- THEATRICAL UTOPIA IN MARK RAVENHILL'S SHOOT/GET TREASURE/REPEAT AND IN ITS TURKISH ADAPTATION
The volume is divided into two parts, separated by an Intermezzo. The first part, "Dystopia Matters", benefits from the contribution of reputed scholars of the field of Utopian Studies, who were asked to make a statement explaining why dystopia is important. The Intermezzo completes this part and offers the reader an informed discussion of the concepts of utopia, dystopia and anti-utopia whilst providing ground for the case studies presented in the second part, in the sections devoted to lite..
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Link Print version: Vieira, Fátima Dystopia(n) Matters : On the Page, on Screen, on Stage Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher,c2013 9781443847438
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