From Utopia to Dystopia: Visions of the Future in Literature and Cinema

Abstract

Utopia and Dystopia are key concepts to understand society as a changing and complex web of relations, mixed with hope and desire of a better future, but often portrayed as the dark side of technology. From Literature to Cinema, these concepts inspired writers and directors creating visions of the future, more often connected to Dystopia, but frequently offering a metaphor for the present so that spectators could question choices and values, not from a distant horizon, but from the society we live in.

Written by L. Cardoso.


Cardoso. 2019. From Utopia to Dystopia: Visions of the Future in Literature and Cinema.