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L’uchronie, antécédents et évolutions
Uchronia, Antecedents and Evolutions

Author(s): Mohamed Anis Abrougui
Subject(s): Cultural Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: uchronia; utopia; historical novel; romanticism;
Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to study uchronia as a literary genre. I propose to take criticism one century back and to put aside the considerations of research on this genre in its current state. Uchronia is a genre of the nineteenth century, whose antecedents are: utopia, the historical novel, and the romanticism movement. The twentieth‑ century’s uchronia is in fact only a splintering of the “original” genre into three streams: the science fiction and especially the steampunk, a historicizing current, which has become a controversial discipline among historians, known as the counterfactual history, and finally the pure “literary” uchronias.

  • Page Range: 142-151
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: French