Artur Blaim is Professor of English Literature at the University of Gdansk. He is the author of "Gazing in Useless Wonder. English Utopian Fiction 1516-1800" (2013) and "Utopian Visions and Revisions. The Uses of Ideal Worlds" (2016). He has co-edited several volumes on utopian/dystopian fiction and cinema like "Spectres of Utopia. Theory, Practice, Conventions" (2012) and "Mediated Utopias" (2015). His main research interests include utopia/dystopia in literature, film and other media, William Shakespeare, cultural semiotics, and desert island narratives.