セロン フェアチャイルド   Theron Fairchild
  セロン フェアチャイルド
   所属   神奈川大学  経営学部 国際経営学科(英語)
   職種   准教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2017/03
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読あり
標題 Dystopian Fiction: A History of Genre and Trope
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 KIRIN
掲載区分国内
出版社・発行元 Kanagawa University
巻・号・頁 (26),pp.49-81
概要 The paper addresses the history and development of dystopian fiction, from its roots in ancient utopian writing, through its emergence within 20th century modernism, science fiction, and beyond. As several scholars suggested, dystopia is more than a genre, but also a trope, or a kind of outlook, feeling, or motif, which sets it apart in important ways. The paper discusses dystopia's relationship with utopia and anti-utopia, and its narrative and expressive distinctions. Dystopian fiction itself developed through historical periods within the 20th century, ones that entailed revolution, the Cold War, and major social-critical changes. The names who most-influenced and contributed to the dystopian fiction canon, especially prior to the 1970s, were not genre writers, but eminent authors of literature. The paper addresses the emergence of the female dystopian author over the past four decades, and mentions important changes to the genre in the 21st century.