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Transformations of Utopia : changing views of the perfect society

Author: George Edgar Slusser; Paul K Alkon; Roger Gaillard
Publisher: New York : AMS Press, ©1999.
Series: AMS studies in cultural history, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays from a conference to celebrate Switzerland's 700th birthday on utopian literature, reassess the ideas of utopia, its history and role in today's world The resulting essays,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Transformations of Utopia.
New York : AMS Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)690072346
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Edgar Slusser; Paul K Alkon; Roger Gaillard
ISBN: 0404642551 9780404642556
OCLC Number: 36103704
Description: xxiv, 342 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dessine-moi une utopie: le pari du 700e anniversaire / Preface by Roger Gaillard --
Proteus and the Phoenix: Transformations of the Utopian Experience / Introduction by George Slusser. History and Recontextualization --
Practical Hallucinations: Campanella's Città del sole / jean-Pierre Barricelli --
Engendering Utopias: Examples from Eighteenth-Century England / Alessa Johns --
Utopia and the French Romantic Imagination / Ceri Crossley --
Fantasies on the Fringe: Romatic Concepts of Nationalism in Utopias Set at the Edges of Nineteenth Century Europe / Ellis Shookman --
The Traveler to the Past as Seeker after Utopia / Bud Foote --
Writing Wells's Dream Book: The Utopia and Science Fiction/ James Gunn --
Une contre-utopie anti-communiste: Le Triomphe de Lénine / Joseph Altairac --
Amours en utopie: version russe / Leonid Heller --
Le Suisse est-il utopiste? / Jean-François Thomas. Topos: Repositioning Utopia --
Vehicular Utopias of Jules Verne / Arthur B. Evans --
The Influence of Literature on Advertising in the Making of Ephemeral Utopias / Pedro Gallardo-Torrano --
Club Med as Utopia: Antedating the Idyll / Amy Boesky --
From Talmud to Cyberspace: Transcendence at the Interface / David Porush --
Souls on Ice: Cryonics and the Bodily Utopia / George Slusser --
L'Utopie, une formation de l'inconscient / Roger Dadoun. Utopian Dialects --
NoWhere Man: Towards a Poetics of Post-Utopian Characterization / Carol McGuirk --
The Utopian Calendar / Paul Alkon --
The Mines and Quarries of Arcady / K.V. Bailey --
At Play in the Fields of our Ford: Utopian Dystopianism in Atwood, Huxley, and Zamyatin / Laurence davies --
"Even Worse, It Could Be Perfect": Aspects of the Undesirable Utopia in Modern Science Fiction / Edward James --
Gadgetry, Government, Genetics, and God: The Forms of Science Fiction Utopia / Gary Westfahl --
Raymond Ruyer, un philosophe face à l'Utopie / Bertand Méheust --
Louise Michel, une utopiste libertaire? / Rober Bozzetto --
The Handmaid's Tale as a Richian Re-Visioning of 1984 / Jocelyn Harris --
All You Need Is Love?: The Postseparatist Feminist Utopia / Marleen Barr --
L'Utopie ambigue: érotisme et pouvoir dans quelques utopies féminines récentes / Elisabeth Vonarburg --
The Utopian Paradox: On the Necessity of an Impossible Dream / Eric S. Rabkin --
Dystopian Postscript / Paul Alkon --
Index.
Series Title: AMS studies in cultural history, no. 5.
Responsibility: edited by George Slusser, Paul Alkon, Roger Gaillard & Daniele Chatelain (French).

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