Utopia and utopian studies in Australia

Andrew Milner, Verity Burgmann

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There are no independently Australian translations of Thomas More’s Utopia. Nor is there any equivalent in Australia to the Society for Utopian Studies in North America or the Utopian Studies Society in Europe. Nor are there any extant formal research groups or undergraduate or graduate courses in utopian studies. There are, however, distinctively Australian traditions of utopian writing, both eutopian and dystopian, and also a limited field of Australian utopian studies, essentially the work of individual scholars. This article attempts a brief description of both.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-209
Number of pages10
JournalUtopian Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Australia
  • Dystopia
  • Eutopia
  • Utopian studies

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