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"A PRESAGE OF HORROR!" CACOTOPIA, THE PARIS COMMUNE, AND BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA by ProQuest

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According to Beaumont, the formation of the cacotopian literary subgenre in England functions as the formal "missing link" between the brief reemergence of the narrative utopia in the 1870s and the dramatic antiutopian turn of the early twentieth century. Because of the pervasiveness of such chauvinistic discourse on both sides of the conflict, the extent to which prostitutes actually participated in the revolution remains unknown.\n It is the galvanizing presence of Dracula after all that forges the new family of vampire slayers, who in the face of this common threat to the social/political institutions of the present become largely oblivious to their own internal class divisions and act in harmony.84 This act of historical amnesia is, as Mark Neocleous suggests, perhaps the novel's most significant formal innovation, achieved through a subtle ideological displacement in which Dracula subsumes the socio-political threat posed by a class under the threat posed to the nation by 'alien' powers.

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									“A PreSAge of Horror!”
CACotoPIA, tHe PArIS CoMMUNe,
AND BrAM Stoker’S DraCula
eric D. Smith




               Of late, the Social-Democratic philistine has once more
               been filled with wholesome terror at the words: Dicta-
               torship of the Proletariat. Well and good, gentlemen,
               do you want to know what this dictatorship looks like?
               look at the Paris Commune. That was the Dictator-
               ship of the Proletariat.
                                           —friedr
								
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