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

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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 Revisions of Eighteenth century France

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
experiments.

Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth century France

Author: Christine Adams

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027101637X

Page: 214

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This volume brings together eight essays (all but one previously unpublished) that offer innovative strategies for studying society and culture in eighteenth-century France.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.

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.

Sight and Sound

... 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
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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.

Utopia

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 ...

Utopia

Author: Thomas More

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844024

Page: 208

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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.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

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
concors ...

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature  Volume 1  600 1660

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521200042

Page: 1282

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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.

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.

Visions and Re visions

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. ...

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

The Utopian Vision of H G Wells

... 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, ...

The Utopian Vision of H G  Wells

Author: Justin E.A. Busch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786446056

Page: 212

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"This book begins with types of individuals who could create and live in ideal societies. It then discusses the state and how Wells' 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 position relative to current and future societies"--Provided by publisher.

Frontiers

... 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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Sulphuric Utopias

... Baldwin has emphasized the importance of hygienic-utopian visions of modern
European states in the development of ... Yet, in promoting this historical revision,
we should be wary of an analytical peril: that of inadvertently carrying with us a ...

Sulphuric Utopias

Author: Lukas Engelmann

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262538733

Page: 320

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How early twentieth century fumigation technologies transformed maritime quarantine practices and inspired utopian visions of disease-free global trade. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fumigation technologies transformed global practices of maritime quarantine through chemical and engineering innovation. One of these technologies, the widely used Clayton machine, blasted sulphuric acid gas through a docked ship in an effort to eliminate pathogens, insects, and rats while leaving the cargo and the structure of the vessel unharmed, shortening its time in quarantine and minimizing the risk of importing infectious diseases. In Sulphuric Utopias, Lukas Engelmann and Christos Lynteris examine this overlooked but historically crucial practice at the intersection of epidemiology, hygiene, applied chemistry, and engineering. They show how maritime fumigation inspired utopian visions of disease-free trade to improve global shipping and to encourage universally applicable standards of sanitation and hygiene. Engelmann and Lynteris chart the history of ideas about fumigation, disinfection, and quarantine, and chronicle the development of the Clayton machine in 1880s New Orleans. Built by the Louisiana Board of Health and adapted and patented by Thomas Clayton, the machine offered a barrier against bacteria and pests and enabled a highway to global trade. Engelmann and Lynteris chronicle the Clayton machine's success and examine its competitors, including carbon-based fumigation methods in Germany and the Ottoman Empire as well as the “Sulfurozador” in Argentina. They follow the international standardization of maritime fumigation and explore the Clayton machine's decline after World War I, when visions of “sulphuric utopia” were replaced by a pragmatic acknowledgment of epidemiological complexity.

Critical Play

... 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
world.

Critical Play

Author: Mary Flanagan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262062682

Page: 353

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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.

Blutopia

An analysis of the portrayal of African American life, history, and possibility in the work of three important jazz composers.

Blutopia

Author: Graham Lock

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822324409

Page: 314

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An analysis of the portrayal of African American life, history, and possibility in the work of three important jazz composers.

Architecture and Science fiction Film

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
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Architecture and Science fiction Film

Author: David Terrance Fortin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409407485

Page: 239

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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.

H G Wells Under Revision

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.

H G  Wells Under Revision

Author: International H. G. Wells Symposium

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780945636052

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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.

Dissertation Abstracts International

revisions of The Renaissance and his formalist interpretation of revision as a
centripetal force that fixes time in a permanent form ... Chapter Four explores
Morris ' s attempt to re - orient his aesthetics and utopian vision on communal
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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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