The attached paper focuses on Octavia Butler’s parable series, Parable of the Sower (1993) and Parable of the Talents (1998). This work was a final assignment for a class we took in our first year of our Research Master in Comparative Literary Studies at Utrecht University (in the Netherlands). The masterclass was called “Speculative and Utopian […]

As a scholar who has published widely on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s feminist utopian fictions Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag, not just  through the Penguin Classics part-translation and edition of the two works I published, but also in articles in Paedagogica Historica, Women’s History Review, and Asiatic, I was delighted to find Nottingham University graduate student Ibtisam Ahmed […]

Aster Hoving (University of Amsterdam) and Solange de Manche (ENS Paris), members of the UU Humanities Honours Research Project and collective The New Utopians, are creating an installation that will include a travelling exhibition by the student curator group Strijd ∞ and a video created by the New Utopians, “Students and their university,”which Aster and […]