Official Trailer: Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature | The Great Courses

Official Trailer: Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature | The Great Courses



Gulliver big brother Alexander the large katniss everdeen these are some of the characters who have entered our imaginations through one of the most fascinating and popular genres in Western literature utopian and dystopian fiction hi I'm Pamela beador in my 24 lecture course on great utopian and dystopian works of literature you will encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre from mores utopia to the recent surge and popular dystopian novels these works seek to transport readers to extreme alternative realities you'll chart the course of classics such as brave new world 1984 in a Clockwork Orange as well as recent blockbusters like The Hunger Games and the road you'll meet others like Samuel Delaney and Octavia Butler who push the genre into the complex territories of racial and sexual identities you'll discover the darkness at the center of Ursula K Le Guin's perfect society and the hope that lives beneath the terror of the Walking Dead we will explore questions that are no less relevant today than they were at the birth of the genre centuries ago so open your imagination suspend your disbelief and join me on this exciting and provoking adventure great utopian and dystopian works of literature taught by professor Pamela beador order it now from the great courses you

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