Oppression to Liberation: The Presence of Religion in Feminist Dystopian Literature and Our Reality

Lauren Taylor, Daryl Lee

Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Arts and Science, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY, USA

Religion in feminist dystopian literature plays the essential role of reflecting our current ideologies back onto ourselves. The concepts of power, oppression, resistance, and liberation are key to understanding how we function as a society. Through the analysis of fictional texts and moments in our history, we can further this understanding to better prevent these dystopian futures.