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Mediated Utopias: From Literature to Cinema


Artur Blaim and Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim

The volume comprises adaptation studies of ten selected utopian/dystopian fictions written and filmed in Europe and America during the 20th and 21st centuries: Things to Come, Lost Horizon, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Lord of the Flies, The Andromeda Nebula, Brave New World, Total Recall, The Secret Garden, Harrison Bergeron and Never Let Me Go. It focuses not only on the ways of constructing fictional realities and techniques of rendering literary utopias/dystopias into film, but also on their cultural and political determinants.
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About the Editors


Artur Blaim is Professor of English Literature at the University of Gdańsk. He is the author of Gazing in Useless Wonder. English Utopian Fictions, 1516-1800 (2013) and other books on early English utopias. He edited several volumes on literary studies and utopian cinema.

Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim is Associate Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Gdańsk. She published books on 20th-century literature and co-edited, together with Artur Blaim, Imperfect Worlds and Dystopian Narratives in Contemporary Cinema (2011) as well as Spectres of Utopia (2012).

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