Utopia | Critical Essay by Nan Bowman Albinski

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Utopia.
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Critical Essay by Nan Bowman Albinski

SOURCE: “‘The Laws of Justice, of Nature, and of Right’: Victorian Feminist Utopias,” in Feminism, Utopia, and Narrative, edited by Libby Falk Jones and Sarah Webster Goodwin, The University of Tennessee Press, 1990, pp. 50-68.

In the following essay, Albinski surveys the major themes and fictional modes of nineteenth-century British women's utopian fiction.

For the utopian idealist, fiction offers advantages that the essay form lacks: it reaches a potentially wider audience while peopling one's vision and bringing it to life.1 Description and dramatization can, however, be uneasy partners, and sometimes the fictional elements are overwhelmed by the very eagerness to depict utopia in all its perfection, or the utopia by the exigencies of a fantastic plot. To achieve a balance between the two requires careful integration of narrative form with social analysis and...

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