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 ...

Utopian Visions and Revisions

Author: Artur Blaim

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631675656

Page: 285

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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.

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.

Visions and Re visions

Author: Robert M. Philmus

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238997

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

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 .

Visions revisions

Author: Nigel Harkness

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039101405

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.

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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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 ...

Robinson Crusoe and His Doubles

Author: Artur Blaim

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631679425

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.

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 ...

The Utopian Vision of H G  Wells

Author: Justin E.A. Busch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455497

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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... 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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Australia as the Antipodal Utopia

As a concluding remark, it should be noted that this interplay between utopian
vision and ideological revision establishes a paradoxical oscillation along two
axes: first, the fluctuation between the poles of naturalness and artificiality,
between ...

Australia as the Antipodal Utopia

Author: Daniel Hempel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1785271407

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.

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 ...

Utopia Method Vision

Author: Tom Moylan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039109128

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.

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 ...

Science Fiction Writers

Author: Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

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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
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787646073

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.

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 ...

Mark Tansey

Author: Arthur C. Danto

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

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Om den amerikanske maler Mark Tansey f.1949.

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 . II .

The Utopian Vision of Moholy Nagy

Author: Joseph Harris Caton

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Page: 182

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Future Cities in Wilhelminian Utopian Literature

potential of technology , and revisions of the present socioeconomic system while
the political framework and governmental ... The focus of this study , however ,
necessarily excludes utopian visions that seek to abandon the city entirely .

Future Cities in Wilhelminian Utopian Literature

Author: Hildegard F. Glass

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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This study examines the cultural significance of imaginary urban configurations envisioned in turn-of-the-century German utopian literature. Focusing on the relationship between utopian writing and nonfictional discourses (in particular, the newly emerging discipline of urban planning), this study discusses the concepts of ideal urban space proposed in the novels of Theodor Hertzka, Justinus, Michael Georg Conrad, Kurd Lasswitz, and Bernhard Kellermann."