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Fludernik, M. Panopticisms: From fantasy to metaphor to reality (2017) Textual Practice, 31 (1), pp. 1-26. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2016.1256675 Abstract Since Foucault’s popularisation of Bentham’s panopticon in Discipline and Punish, panopticism has become a master trope in literary criticism and inspired novelists to adopt panoptic scenarios in their work. This article follows the trajectory of the …

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