Re-Thinking the Bounds Discrediting the Past and Ambiguity of Utopian Fiction

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Samet Can Emekli


Retrospection has been pivotal within the cumulative understanding of progress. Yet, to innovate, we must reconsider the fixed terms - their signifacence and potency of a successful representation - in retrospect.  In this regard, I will discuss the disfunction of attributing Thomas More's Utopia to refer an entire genre. On contrary to the accustomed - fixed - conception of utopian fiction, there is a better alternative, which is also capable of reflecting contemporary concerns about imaginative futures: Social science-fiction. In order to discredit the use of utopia/Utopia and promote the use of social science-fiction as anew, the discussion will be elaborated with examples and references both preceding and succeeding Utopia.


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Emekli, S. 2019. Re-Thinking the Bounds. Journal of English Language and Literature Club. 1, 2 (Sep. 2019), 28-33.


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