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Introduction

Douglas Mao

in Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691199252
eISBN:
9780691211640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199252.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of utopian literature and utopianism. Utopian speculation, at least since its key crystallization in Thomas More's Utopia of 1516, has been crucially ... More


Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice

Douglas Mao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691199252
eISBN:
9780691211640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining literary and philosophical writing about ideal societies from Greek antiquity to the present, this book offers a striking new take on utopia's fundamental project. Noting that utopian ... More


After the Last Utopians

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores contemporary everyday utopias that embrace the central values associated with Edward Bellamy, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman—institutions, sites, ... More


The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Michael Robertson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For readers reared on the dystopian visions of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale, the idea of a perfect society may sound more sinister than enticing. This literary history of a time ... More


Introduction

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines the distinctive strain of transatlantic utopianism found within the work of four writers—a group that it calls the “last utopians”—of the late nineteenth and early twentieth ... More


Introduction: Scottish Colonial Literature, 1603–1707

Kirsten Sandrock

in Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603–1707

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter establishes the book's key claim that Scottish colonial literature in the seventeenth century is poised between narratives of possession and dispossession. It introduces the term ... More


Locating Nowhere

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the proliferation of utopian literature in the United States and Great Britain during the late nineteenth century, mainly due to the economic and social upheavals resulting from ... More


Of Stranger Spaces

Kenji Yoshino

in Law and the Stranger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771542
eISBN:
9780804775151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771542.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The link between the words “stereotype” and “cliché” is an etymological expression of the relationship between social strangers and literary discourse. This chapter addresses the question of literary ... More


Edward Bellamy’s Orderly Utopia

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Edward Bellamy's utopian vision by offering a reading of his 1888 novel Looking Backward 2000–1887. Published in 1888, Looking Backward exerted a significant influence on ... More


Fiction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that there are both continuities and ruptures between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and countercultural writing in the 1960s. The chapter concentrates on three novelists – ... More


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