The course offers an introduction to the genre and history of literary utopias and related forms of utopian thinking. The
participants are invited to close reading and discussion of some of the most important literary utopias, including a classic dystopia, focusing especially on recent green and feminist utopias. These texts will be read and analysed as manifestations of different political ideologies and alternatives. They will also be studied as expressions of fundamental criticism of their
contemporary societies. The purpose of the course is to show how utopian texts can be used as valuable sources of inspiration and relevant contributions to theoretical debate and analysis in the discipline of political science.