A Critical Survey of Chilean Utopian Narrative (1829-1934)

Saldias, Gabriel A. - Navarrete, Carolina A.
Datos de publicación:
UTOPIAN STUDIES,Vol.31,573-592,2020
utopia - satire - nineteenth century - Chile - country -
This article aims to propose a critical and exploratory survey of utopian narratives published in Chile from 1829 to 1934 employing a qualitative and diachronic approach. The fundamental objective of this study is to make evident the thematic tendencies, formal recurrences, influences, and key differences in utopian works of fiction written over a century of Chilean history, connecting these with the overall development of Chilean society, in such a way as to express how the utopian narratives of this period reflect, critique, or rebel against the hegemonic social projects present in the country. Last, this article also seeks to approach these works from the distinctive point of view of the field of utopian studies, thus establishing the relevance of its theoretical framework in the analysis of Chilean fiction.

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