Utopian Visions and Revisions

Utopian Visions and Revisions

The book employs the concepts of utopia, dystopia, and anti-utopia in the analysis of a variety of phenomena such as literature, cinema, rock music, literary/cultural theories, as well as the practice of literature (socialist realism) and ...

Author: Artur Blaim

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631675658

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The book employs the concepts of utopia, dystopia, and anti-utopia in the analysis of a variety of phenomena such as literature, cinema, rock music, literary/cultural theories, as well as the practice of literature (socialist realism) and socio-political life.
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Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth century France

Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth century France

The quest for utopia—that ideal state where all is ordered in the best interest of
all the people—is as old as civilization. Most utopias have been imaginary
societies existing only in books, but many have been attempted as living
experiments.

Author: Christine Adams

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271016375

Category: History

Page: 214

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This volume brings together eight essays (all but one previously unpublished) that offer innovative strategies for studying society and culture in eighteenth-century France. Divided into three sections, the chapters map out current research paths in social, cultural, and political history. The authors engage the most heated subjects of debate in the field today, including the changing nature of political life in the age of Enlightenment, the role of public opinion in undermining absolutism, and the impact of gender on social relationships and political language in the late eighteenth century. They demonstrate a marked interest in the lives of ordinary and humble French people, finding that exclusion from the main corridors of power fostered cunning and resourcefulness, not political indifference or ignorance. The articles encompass the Old Regime and the revolutionary era without falling into the teleological trap of using the former as the backdrop for the events of 1789. On the contrary, many of the authors consciously avoid this bias by investigating the Old Regime in its own right or by consciously linking the pre- and postrevolutionary eras. This decision alone marks an important turning of the tide. By establishing a dialogue between the Old Regime and the revolution, this volume implicitly pays homage to those historians who insist on the structural continuities that underlay the rupture of 1789. Contributors are Cissie Fairchilds, Christine Adams, Orest Ranum, Lisa Jane Graham, Harvey Chisick, John Garrigus, Lenard Berlanstein, and Jack Censer.
Categories: History

Romantic Visions and Revisions of a New World

Romantic Visions and Revisions of a New World

While Shelley too readily transcends the experience towards utopian visions ,
Coleridge , as we saw in Dejection , can overcome it in an authentic way in which
writing becomes the gesture towards the other , a prayer for the preservation and
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Visions revisions

Visions revisions

... accompany the Exposition Universelle in 1867 ) , despite the fact that Hugo
necessarily places Paris at the centre of his Utopian vision : ' Cette nation aura
pour capitale Paris , et ne s ' appellera point la France ; elle s ' appellera l '
Europe .

Author: Nigel Harkness

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039101404

Category: History

Page: 330

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Selected from papers given at the first annual conference of the Society of Dix-Neuvièmistes, the nineteen essays in this volume contribute diversely towards a revision and a reconceptualisation of nineteenth-century France. Many adopt interdisciplinary methodologies attentive to the interplay between literature, history, art, popular and high culture, politics and science. The wide-ranging discussion of issues such as identity, alterity, commemoration, cultural history, tensions between centre and margins, mimesis and representation, suggest that no simplistic snapshot of this century is possible. Opening with a section on the modernity of the nineteenth century, the volume continues with sections on cultural transfer, war, readings and re-readings, and concludes with two essays on questions of identity. The critical reappraisals put forward here offer us various insights into directions in which nineteenth-century French studies are heading at the turn of another new century.
Categories: History

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound

... revisions Visions and revisions c . 400 BC In Aristophanes ' The Birds ,
Nephelokokkugia ( Cloud - cuckooland ) is probably the first satirical utopia c .
380 BC Plato ' s Republic - probably the first serious utopia 1516 Thomas More
publishes ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106015458687

Category: Motion pictures

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Visions and Re visions

Visions and Re visions

He critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre-including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel Capek, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Stanislaw Lem, along with English-language authors from H.G. ...

Author: Robert M. Philmus

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238995

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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Renowned science fiction scholar Robert M. Philmus offers in Visions and Revisions a fresh and provocative literary analysis of science fiction writing. He critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre-including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel Capek, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Stanislaw Lem, along with English-language authors from H.G. Wells to Ursula Le Guin-and reveals how their works illustrate the fundamental elements of science fiction writing. The former editor of Science Fiction Studies, Philmus casts his expert eye on a diverse range of short stories and novels by the premier arbiters of the craft, with close readings that draw upon the theories of New Criticism as well as post-Modern. Featuring essays such as "Stanislaw Lem's Futurological Congress as a Metageneric Text," "Kurt Vonnegut: Historiographer of the Absurd: The Sirens of Titan," "Ursula K. Le Guin and Time's Dispossession," and "Time Out of Joint: The World(s) of Philip K. Dic
Categories: Fiction

Robinson Crusoe and His Doubles

Robinson Crusoe and His Doubles

The book is a study of the eighteenth-century English robinsonade focusing on the pre-history of the genre, the multi-level semantics of «Robinson Crusoe», its functioning as a genre model, and the subsequent process of its simplification ...

Author: Artur Blaim

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631679424

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Page: 212

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The book is a study of the eighteenth-century English robinsonade focusing on the pre-history of the genre, the multi-level semantics of Robinson Crusoe, its functioning as a genre model, and the subsequent process of its simplification by the gradual elimination of religious meanings and foregrounding the exciting adventures.
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The Utopian Vision of H G Wells

The Utopian Vision of H G  Wells

... during an unpleasant but limited portion of one's early life and that everything
which the teacher declares to be a matter of fact may be subject to revision or
even overthrow; and third, by connecting education to the idea of utopia—that is,
to a ...

Author: Justin E.A. Busch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455492

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This book examines and develops the evolutionary utopian ideas of H.G. Wells. It begins with a detailed consideration of the types of individuals who could create and live in ideal societies, as well as the social, aesthetic and intellectual aspects of utopian life in Wells’s books. It then discusses the role of the state and how Wells’s utopian thought requires a permanent commitment to expanding freedom. The final chapter covers death and how utopian thought can profoundly reshape the reader’s understanding of his or her own position relative to current and future societies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Blutopia

Blutopia

An analysis of the portrayal of African American life, history, and possibility in the work of three important jazz composers.

Author: Graham Lock

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822324407

Category: Music

Page: 314

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An analysis of the portrayal of African American life, history, and possibility in the work of three important jazz composers.
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Utopia Method Vision

Utopia Method Vision

I finished on time (our daughter was born the day I completed final revisions), I
got a job, and the 1970s were an exciting time to be in the field. I recall one
Modern Language Association panel that was so packed that we worried about
the fire ...

Author: Tom Moylan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 303910912X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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This collection addresses the ways in which the contributors approach their study of the objects and practices of utopianism (understood as social anticipations and visions produced through texts and social experiments) and of how, in turn, those objects and practices have shaped their intellectual work and research perspectives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

H G Wells Under Revision

H G  Wells Under Revision

Some utopias , such as Bellamy's Looking Backward and B. F. Skinner's Walden
Two , are closer to formal political ... In his own case too Wells was aware of the
need to present his utopian vision in as compelling a form as possible .

Author: International H. G. Wells Symposium

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0945636059

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 263

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Dissatisfied with her relationship with her boyfriend, Constance Wechselburger, a graduate film student, embarks on a disheartening, confusing quest in search of her vision of the ideal intellectual mate.
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The Subversion of the Domestic Utopian Vision and Gendered Plots in Dickens and Eliot

The Subversion of the Domestic Utopian Vision and Gendered Plots in Dickens and Eliot

WOM Nevertheless , Eliot sees Victorian domestic ideology requiring
reconstruction and revision . Dickens and Eliot at once endorse and subvert
Victorian domestic utopian vision in their novels . Even though they frequently set
up domestic ...

Author: Soonhee Lim

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ISBN: MSU:31293014114700

Category: Families in literature

Page: 704

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The Utopian Vision

The Utopian Vision

Author: Saint Thomas More

Publisher: San Diego State Univ

ISBN: UOM:39015008965892

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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Frontiers

Frontiers

... 56 Two Halves Equal More Than One Whole Marsha J. Perlman I ( 1 ) , 58
Visions and Revisions : Women's Studies ... 40 Fantasy and Utopian Visions of
the Future “ Dear FRONTIERS ” : Letters From Women Fantasy and Science
Fiction ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001327033

Category: Women's studies

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The Utopian Vision of Moholy Nagy

The Utopian Vision of Moholy Nagy

The utopian vision of Moholy - Nagy . ( Studies in photography ; no . 5 ) Revision
of thesis ( Ph . D . ) – Princeton University , 1980 . Bibliography : p . Includes
index . 1 . Moholy - Nagy , László , 1895 - 1946 . 2 . Aesthetics - Philosophy . I .
Title .

Author: Joseph Harris Caton

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ISBN: UOM:39015013018364

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 182

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Categories: Aesthetics

Science Fiction Writers

Science Fiction Writers

Miller , Jim . " Post - Apocalyptic Hoping : Octavia Butler ' s Dystopian / Utopian
Vision . " Science - Fiction Studies , 25 , no . 2 ( 1998 ) : 336 - 360 . Mitchell ,
Angelyn L . " Signifyin ( g ) Women : Visions and Revisions of Slavery in Octavia
Butler ...

Author: Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: UOM:49015003023851

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1009

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Mark Tansey

Mark Tansey

Visions and Revisions Arthur C. Danto, Mark Tansey Christopher Sweet ... Art
Advisory Service Exhibition , exhibited at American Express , New York : “
Utopian Visions ” Neuberger Museum , State University of New York , Purchase :
“ The ...

Author: Arthur C. Danto

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015029226019

Category: Painters

Page: 143

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Om den amerikanske maler Mark Tansey f.1949.
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Utopian Vision Technological Innovation and Poetic Imagination

Utopian Vision  Technological Innovation  and Poetic Imagination

Mercier quickly responded to ballooning experiments by including among
revisions for the 1786 edition speculations about ... The machines most
conspicuous in his initial utopian vision are the microsope , the telescope , and
the printing ...

Author: Klaus L. Berghahn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3784635

Category: Technological innovations

Page: 130

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Categories: Technological innovations

Literary Revision and Sociopolitical Reconstruction

Literary Revision and Sociopolitical Reconstruction

The fact that Museveni endorses a form of democracy he quaintly terms " no -
party democracy " is irrelevant in this shared utopian vision for our Africa . The
hypocrisy and sheer brutality of this vision should be astonishing , but they are
not .

Author: Jae H. Roe

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024304581

Category: American literature

Page: 578

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Categories: American literature

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

The tone of this impressive piece , as of the collection as a whole , ” wrote
Eagleton , “ is sombre , elegiac , shorn of the brave utopian vision of the earlier ' A
Liberty Tree . ” Of the collection as a whole , Fitzgerald wrote : “ One receives the
 ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787646075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
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