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
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.
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
Author: Christine Adams
Publisher: Penn State Press
This volume brings together eight essays (all but one previously unpublished) that offer innovative strategies for studying society and culture in eighteenth-century France.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.
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
... 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 '
Author: Nigel Harkness
Publisher: Peter Lang
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.
Utopia: An Introduction Utopia Thomas More's Utopia was published in Latin, in
Louvain (now in Belgium) in December ... “Si Hythlodaeo credimus: Vision and Revision Utopia is a complex and subtle construction, deliberately intended to 1 ...
Author: Thomas More
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Wootton's new translation brings out the liveliness of More's work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus's 'The Sileni Of Alcibades', a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential in the sixteenth century. This attractive combination suits the edition especially well for use in Renaissance and reformation courses. Wootton's introduction simultaneously provides a remarkably useful guide to anyone's first reading of More's mysterious work and advance an original argument on the origins and purpose of Utopia which no one interested in sixteenth-century social theory will want to miss.
Quinzio , S. Utopia ed escatologia . Renovatio 3 1968 . Sylvester , R. S. Si
Hythlodaeo credimus : vision and revision in Utopia . Soundings 51 1968 .
Wartburg , W. von . Die Utopia des Morus : Versuch einer Deutung . In Discordia
Author: George Watson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
... the effects of education upon the educated124; and those who find the
Wellsian educational vision totalitarian in nature, ... of fact may be subject to revision or even overthrow; and third, by connecting education to the idea of utopia—that is, ...
Author: Justin E.A. Busch
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
... 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
... type of games Huizinga describes: performative games, or games that achieve
critical play through a significant sense of performance in their attempt to
influence society, or to provide utopian and playful visions and revisions of the
Author: Mary Flanagan
Publisher: MIT Press
For many players, games are entertainment, diversion, relaxation, fantasy. But what if certain games were something more than this, providing not only outlets for entertainment but a means for creative expression, instruments for conceptual thinking, or tools for social change? In Critical Play, artist and game designer Mary Flanagan examines alternative games -- games that challenge the accepted norms embedded within the gaming industry -- and argues that games designed by artists and activists are reshaping everyday game culture. Flanagan provides a lively historical context for critical play through twentieth-century art movements, connecting subversive game design to subversive art: her examples of "playing house" include Dadaist puppet shows and The Sims. She looks at artists' alternative computer-based games and explores games for change, considering the way activist concerns -- including worldwide poverty and AIDS -- can be incorporated into game design. Arguing that this kind of conscious practice -- which now constitutes the avant-garde of the computer game medium -- can inspire new working methods for designers, Flanagan offers a model for designing that will encourage the subversion of popular gaming tropes through new styles of game making, and proposes a theory of alternate game design that focuses on the reworking of contemporary popular game practices.
T. S. Elliot , quoted in Robert Philmus , Visions and Revisions : ( Re ) constructing
Science - Fiction On January 23 ... 3 He adds that Aalto's house is “ the
expression of a mutually shared utopian vision of a better and more humane
Author: David Terrance Fortin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
The enduring paradoxes of the home are often brought to light in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of 'otherness'. By examining the home from the estranging perspective of SF, and in particular, the films based on Phillip K. Dick's books, this work offers a unique critical analysis with particular relevance for contemporary architecture.
Author: International H. G. Wells SymposiumPublish On: 1990
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
Category: Literary Collections
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.
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
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
496-509 ) explores the two - sided nature of More's Utopian vision . R.S.
Sylvester's “ ' Si Hythlodaeo Credimus ' : Vision and Revision in Thomas More's Utopia " ( Soundings , 51 ( 1968 ) , 272-89 ) establishes a tension between what
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 .
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age Russell Jacoby. 73. Lukes, “Isaiah
Berlin in ... A. Arblaster, “Vision and Revision: A Note on the Text of Isaiah Berlin's
Four Essays on Liberty,” Political Studies 19, no. 1 (March 1971): 81–86. 78.
Author: Russell Jacoby
Publisher: Columbia University Press
"The choice we have is not between reasonable proposals and an unreasonable utopianism. Utopian thinking does not undermine or discount real reforms. Indeed, it is almost the opposite: practical reforms depend on utopian dreaming."--Russell Jacoby, Picture Imperfect Utopianism suffers from an image problem: A recent exhibition on utopias in Paris and New York included photographs of Hitler's Mein Kampf and a Nazi concentration camp. Many observers judge utopians and their sympathizers as foolhardy dreamers at best and murderous totalitarians at worst. However, as noted social critic and historian Russell Jacoby argues in this salient, polemical, and innovative work, not only has utopianism been unfairly characterized, a return to an iconoclastic utopian spirit is vital for today's society. Shaped by the works of Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Gustav Landauer, and other predominantly Jewish thinkers, iconoclastic utopianism revives society's dormant political imagination and offers hope for a better future. Writing against the grain of history, Jacoby reexamines the anti-utopian mindset and identifies how utopian thought came to be regarded with such suspicion. He challenges standard readings of such anti-utopian classics as 1984 and Brave New World and offers stinging critiques of the influential liberal and anti-utopian theorists Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, and Karl Popper. He argues that these thinkers mistakenly equate utopianism with totalitarianism. The reputation of utopian thought has also suffered from the failures of, what Jacoby terms, the blueprint utopian tradition and its oppressive emphasis on detailing all aspects of society and providing fantastic images of the future. In contrast, the iconoclastic utopians, like those who follow God's prohibition against graven images, resist both the blueprinters' obsession with detail and the modern seduction of images. Jacoby suggests that by learning from the hopeful spirit of iconoclastic utopians and their willingness to accept new possibilities for society, we open ourselves to new and more imaginative ideas of the future.