College is A Dystopia…Unless…No…Kinda?

The Western higher education system is fairly dystopian in nature. Several themes that pervade dystopian literature like 1984 are present in the ways that colleges and universities operate throughout the country. While these dystopian elements are not as strictly imposed as one would thinkMuch like the society of 1984, college Continue reading

University of Dystopia

Based on our definition of dystopia, I would say aspects of University life is dystopian. The regulation of both behavior and physical bodies on our campus is what makes this University dystopian. I find that when a University’s administration is out of touch with its students and inconsiderate of their Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dystopias, Real and Imagined

So far in this course, we have covered a number of different texts, films, and other creative works that have began to help us formulate the definition of a dystopia. One specific way that we have attempted to formulate a definition is through the annotated reading assignments that accelerate our Continue reading

Check-in !

XCOR Dystopias, Real and Imagined is an extremely interesting class. This class allows me to consider different characteristics and aspects in ways that were expected.  Based on my experience in this course I believe that class discussions are extremely beneficial. Class discussions have positively enhanced my learning on several topics Continue reading

Erasure of Afro-Argentinians

It is now common knowledge that anti-blackness is a prevalent, world-wide phenomenon. The anti-blackness that I am personally most familiar with is in reference to what I have learned and experienced in America. I somehow stumbled upon a post about anti-blackness in Argentina, which I found interesting because it is Continue reading

Heil, Big Brother: A Real-Life Dystopia

With the recent rise in popularity of dystopian works since the debut of George Orwell’s 1984 which paved the way for modern works such as Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series (to name a few), it is no surprise that many people associate dystopian worlds with fiction. However, these same dystopian ideas Continue reading