A Perfect World: An Introduction to Utopia as a Genre
Explore how the idea of "Utopia" has developed and changed in literature and culture over the centuries in this fun, discussion-based one-time class!
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"Utopia" is a term coined by Sir Thomas More in his 1516 work of the same name to describe a "perfect world." While More's work was partly satirical, the term has stuck as a way to identify a writer's or philosopher's ideal society. Over the centuries, writers, philosophers, artists, and politicians from around the world have tried their hand at creating a utopia; sometimes these attempts are theoretical, and sometimes more practical. None of them have succeeded. Sadly, no "perfect world"...
Students will gain a basic understanding of the concept of "Utopia" in literature and be introduced to a number of examples of the genre.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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226 total reviews
184 completed classes
Hi there! My name is Ben and I’m an educator, instructional designer, and learning producer originally from San Antonio, Texas, and currently living in New York State. Over the last few years, in addition to my work teaching in a classic New...