Speaking today at the Travel and Space Seminar at the University of Helsinki, a seminar focusing on travel writing as non-fictional literary genre. Perspectives from linguistics, non-fiction writing, and literary studies.
I’ll be presenting a tentative talk on utopia as travel writing – and travel writing as utopia, with reference, in particular to E.E. Hale’s Sybaris (1869), a little-known utopian text that I looked at in some extent in my article ”Cities Utopian, Dystopic and Apocalyptic.”
The title of today’s talk is “Travel literature ad socio-critical satire: Everett Hale’s utopia Sybaris and other homes (1869)”.
The program of the seminar can be found here.
- Ameel 2016: “Cities Utopian, Dystopic and Apocalyptic.” In Tambling, Jeremy: The Palgrave Handbook to Literature and the City.