Paradise Lost - Utopia Reclaimed: Writing the Wrongs of French Exploration in the Antipodes

When France's attempts to claim regions of Australia failed, the dream of an Antipodean paradise was lost. In its breach rose a new utopian frontier. Paradoxically, this anticipatory perspective revives a form of utopianism previously established in classical French-Australian writings. Whether framing an ideal France australe or criticising a non-utopian British reality, the ongoing role of utopianism in French-Australian (post)colonial discourse may be analysed as a case study for cross-cultural encounters. The findings, published in English and French monographs, opened up new methods for understanding Australia's past, present and future relations with one of its major cultural influences.

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Französische Literatur, Australische/Ozeanische Literatur, Postkoloniale Literaturtheorie, Literatur und Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies
Utopie ; Utopian studies



Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Dutton


University of Melbourne
Faculty of Arts
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 27.05.2019
Letzte Änderung: 27.05.2019