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Workers in Motion

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/9780691199252.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces how the where of work and workers appears as a problem and a value in utopian writing, arguing that we misunderstand the justice utopia strives for if we think of it as a right ... More


Shaping Utopians

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/9780691199252.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines an aspect of utopia that has provided especially ample fodder for counterindignation. Analysts of utopian writing have long noted that some utopias promise to realize their ... 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


Utopias of One

Joshua Kotin

in Utopias of One

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the book's claims on utopian writing. The first claim is that the texts examined in this book create perfect worlds. The overarching claim is related: the ... More


Utopias of One

Joshua Kotin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a new account of utopian writing. It examines how eight writers—Henry David Thoreau, W. E. B. Du Bois, Osip and Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, Anna Akhmatova, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, and J. ... More


Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Chris Ferns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Utopian societies exhibit a variety of ways of organising the financial, political, and emotional relationships between people. For all this diversity, however, one thing that exhibits far less ... More


Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603-1707

Kirsten Sandrock

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Scottish Colonial Literature is a comprehensive study of Scottish colonial writing before 1707. It brings together previously dispersed sources to argue for a tradition of Scottish colonial ... More


Sexuality, Allegory and Interpretation: E. M. Forster’s Maurice and Damon Galgut’s Arctic Summer

Howard J. Booth

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of E.M. Forster's 'Maurice'

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621808
eISBN:
9781800341265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621808.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Both Damon Galgut’s Arctic Summer and E. M. Forster’s Maurice explore success achieved in the face of society’s hostility to homosexuality. This chapter addresses both novels in terms of allegory and ... More


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