No. 19 (2022): Utopias in Writings from the Americas
This volume addresses the topic of utopia and focuses on the individual and collective hopes and expectations of migrants in the English-, French- and Spanish-speaking communities of the Americas. The analysis of several literary works based on multiple fictional models reveals how the critical gaze employs various technical, ontological and epistemological angles to create fictional universes which are projected into a desirable future. It also reveals how these texts go beyond Lotman’s concept of the semiosphere—that circumscribed semiotic space which is aimed at defining the cultural territories of a given society.