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

Visions and Revisions

Author: Göran Magnus Blix

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ISBN: OCLC:77062425

Category: Utopias in literature

Page: 182

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Categories: Utopias in literature

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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Visions revisions

Visions revisions

... 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

Scraps Of The Untainted Sky

Scraps Of The Untainted Sky

Robert M. Philmus, "Swift, Zamiatin, and Orwell and the Language of Utopia," Visions and ReVisions: Collected Essays (forthcoming); pages cited are from typescript copy. I am grateful to Philmus for making a draft of his revision ...

Author: Thomas Moylan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429977039

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Dystopian narrative is a product of the social ferment of the twentieth century. A hundred years of war, famine, disease, state terror, genocide, ecocide, and the depletion of humanity through the buying and selling of everyday life provided fertile ground for this fictive underside of the utopian imagination. From the classical works by E. M. Forster, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood, through the new maps of hell in postwar science fiction, and most recently in the dystopian turn of the 1980s and 1990s, this narrative machine has produced challenging cognitive maps of the given historical situation by way of imaginary societies which are even worse than those that lie outside their authors' and readers' doors.In Scraps of the Untainted Sky , Tom Moylan offers a thorough investigation of the history and aesthetics of dystopia. To situate his study, Moylan sets out the methodological paradigm that developed within the interdisciplinary fields of science fiction studies and utopian studies as they grow out of the oppositional political culture of the 1960 and 1970s (the context that produced the project of cultural studies itself). He then presents a thorough account of the textual structure and formal operations of the dystopian text. From there, he focuses on the new science-fictional dystopias that emerged in the context of the economic, political, and cultural convulsions of the 1980s and 1990s, and he examines in detail three of these new "critical dystopias:" Kim Stanley Robinson's The Gold Coast, Octavia Butler's The Parable of the Sower , and Marge Piercy's He, She, and It .With its detailed, documented, and yet accessible presentation, Scraps of the Untainted Sky will be of interest to established scholars as well as students and general readers who are seeking an in-depth introduction to this important area of cultural production.
Categories: Social Science

Redefining the Political Novel

Redefining the Political Novel

Sequel to the Vision of Bangor in the Twentieth Century . ” 1848. Rpt . in American Utopias : Selected Short Fiction . Ed . Arthur 0. ... “ Visions and Revisions : The Utopian Impulse in Feminist Fiction . ” Diss .

Author: Sharon M. Harris

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 087049869X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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While critical studies of the American political novel date from the 1920s, such considerations of the genre have failed, whether wittingly or unwittingly, to recognize works by women. The exclusion is usually based on a distinction between "social" novels and "political" novels, and the result is an understanding of the "political" as a largely male province. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, the contributors seek not simply to add works by women to the canon of political novels but, rather, to demand a conceptual revolution - one that questions the very precepts on which the canon is based. This redefinition of the political novel takes many factors into account, including gender, race, and class and their relation to our most basic conceptions of literary and aesthetic value.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Visions and Re visions

Visions and Re visions

Renowned science fiction scholar Robert Philmus offers a 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.

Author: Robert M. Philmus

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238995

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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Renowned science fiction scholar Robert Philmus offers a 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.
Categories: Fiction

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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Si Hythlodaeo credimus

 Si Hythlodaeo credimus

Author: Richard Standish Sylvester

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ISBN: OCLC:1001240768

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The Utopian Vision of H G Wells

The Utopian Vision of H G  Wells

... 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, ...

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.
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Breaking Down the Digital Walls

Breaking Down the Digital Walls

Coordinating the Coordinators : Utopian Visions '97 -'99 By now it should be apparent that there is far more to integrating the Internet into a ... By the time we began Utopian Visions '97 , the project had undergone further revision .

Author: R. W. Burniske

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791447537

Category: Education

Page: 284

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An exploration of the benefits and problems of using the Internet in education.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index  1992 1995

"Space, Time and Gender: The Impact of Cybernetics on the Feminist Utopia," Foundation ... Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias. ... Visions and Revisions: The Utopian Impulse in Feminist Fictions.

Author: Halbert W. Hall

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 503

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This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Theory After Habermas

Critical Theory After Habermas

... a utopian vision of the rationalisation of the lifeworld.55 This is a utopian vision of a society in which first, there is permanent revision of traditional interpretations and practices, no element of which is exempt from revision; ...

Author: Dieter Freundlieb

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004137417

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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The essays in this book engage with the broad range of Jürgen Habermas' work including politics and the public sphere, nature, aesthetics, the linguistic turn and the paradigm of intersubjectivity. Each essay responds to particular difficulties with Habermas' approach to these topics. Each contributor also draws on different theoretical and philosophical traditions in order to explore recent developments in critical theory.
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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 ...

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.
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Australia as the Antipodal Utopia

Australia as the Antipodal Utopia

What began as a positive, concrete-utopian vision of Joachimite Millenarianism ultimately acquired a significant ... it should be noted that this interplay between utopian vision and ideological revision establishes a paradoxical ...

Author: Daniel Hempel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785271410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Australia has a fascinating history of visions. As the antipode to Europe, the continent provided a radically different and uniquely fertile ground for envisioning places, spaces and societies. Australia as the Antipodal Utopia evaluates this complex intellectual history by mapping out how Western visions of Australia evolved from antiquity to the modern period. It argues that because of its antipodal relationship with Europe, Australia is imagined as a particular form of utopia – but since one person’s utopia is, more often than not, another’s dystopia, Australia’s utopian quality is both complex and highly ambiguous. Drawing on the rich field of utopian studies, Australia as the Antipodal Utopia provides an original and insightful study of Australia’s place in the Western imagination.
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My Revision Notes AQA A level Politics Political Ideas

My Revision Notes  AQA A level Politics  Political Ideas

... and the gap between human dreams and reality, and so underpins opposition to the utopian visions of radical movements and ideas. This is the 'politics of scepticism' over the 'politics of faith'.

Author: Adam Tomes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510447165

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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WWith My Revision Notes, every student can- Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers- Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakesto avoid
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Theatre s Heterotopias

Theatre s Heterotopias

'Rekindling Socialist Imagination: Utopian Vision and WorkingClass Capacities', Monthly Review, March, 36–52. ... Responding toCaryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children',in B. Trezise& C. Wake (eds), Visions and Revisions: Performance, ...

Author: J. Tompkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137362124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

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Theatre's Heterotopias analyses performance space, using the concept of heterotopia: a location that, when apparent in performance, refers to the actual world, thus activating performance in its culture. Case studies cover site-specific and multimedia performance, and selected productions from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Globe Theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

My Revision Notes Edexcel A2 Political Ideologies ePub

My Revision Notes  Edexcel A2 Political Ideologies ePub

Utopianism — devised by Sir Thomas More in his Utopia (1516) — is a form of theorising about a perfect but ... is the most unequivocal characteristic of the human species' — and a vision of utopia that is believed to be attainable.

Author: Moyra Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444180916

Category: Political Science

Page: 80

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Unlock your full potential with these revision guides which focus on the key content and skills you need to know. With My Revision Notes for Edexcel A2 Political Ideologies you can: Take control of your revision: plan and focus on the areas you need to revise, with content summaries and commentary from author Moyra Grant Improve your your ability to argue, explain and make important connections, which is essential for the synoptc questions Apply political terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words on all topics Perfect your essay-writing techniques to use logical argument backed up by relevant, up-to-date examples Get exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at http://www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotes
Categories: Political Science

US American Expressions of Utopian and Dystopian Visions

US American Expressions of Utopian and Dystopian Visions

Print. Storhoff, Gary. “'The Only Voice Is Your Own': Gloria Naylor's Revision of The Tempest.” African American Review 29.1 (1995): 35-45. JSTOR. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. Suvin, Darko. Defined by a Hollow: Essays on Utopia, Science Fiction ...

Author: Saskia Fürst

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643909312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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This collection takes stock of current discourses in American studies on the political valence of American utopias, be they as religious diasporas or as socialist experiments, fantastic or realist, successful or failed. The included essays take into account the spatiality of utopias (especially in their visionary scope), analyze currents in literary utopias, and look at dystopian visions in literature. This volume strives to keep alive the long tradition of writers, artists, and scholars who warned against imminent disasters and envisioned ways to counter such ruinous bearings. (Series: American Studies in Austria, Vol. 17) [Subject: Sociology, Literary Studies]
Categories: Literary Criticism