Although the idea of utopia has always been intertwined with both the concept of maritime space and the Portuguese “myth-history,” the Portuguese have never generated a truly utopian literary tradition. Still, close contact with French and English literature resulted in the production of some utopias and dystopias, which this article briefly describes. The article further explains how the funding model for academic research in Portugal has shaped the way the field of utopian studies has developed in the country.

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