The primary purpose of this thesis is the exploration of ecofeminist aspects of women’s utopian and dystopian literature. Through close readings of two contemporary novels, Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, I have explored ecofeminist elements in two significant contributions to the feminist dystopian class of fiction. There are two important aspects of ecofeminist theory which are relevant for application to a literary work: the deconstruction of the metaphorical phenomenon of aligning woman with nature, and the provision of criticism of the overarching phallocentrism which permeates such a metaphorical dialectic. In my thesis, I argue that the two novels in question explore these tendencies on several levels, and discuss how this deconstruction of metaphor manifests itself. I also discuss whether these novels, as far as they can be considered ecofeminist, are technophobic, and what are the implications of this in relation to the narratives’ use of metaphor.