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 Revisions

But the constitution of the United States , at least that constitution as it ought to be
, is always and uniformly represented as a sufficient and the only sufficient
political means of attaining this Utopia , nay , as having to some extent already ...

Visions and Revisions

Author: Harvey Minkoff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780139498848

Page: 489

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This volume brings together eight essays (all but one previously unpublished) that offer innovative strategies for studying society and culture in eighteenth-century France.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

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.

Visions and Revisions of the American Landscape

After the 59 Donald Drew Egbert , Socialism and American Art : In the Light of
European Utopianism , Utopianism , Marxism and Anarchism ( Princeton , New
Jersey : Princeton University Press , 1967 ) , pp . 36-37 . second World War the ...

Visions and Revisions of the American Landscape

Author: Celeste Connor

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Vision and Revisions

One of Faulkner ' s many ineffectual fathers , he is intellectually vapid , able to
confront the generation gap only by imagining an escapist and hedonist utopia in
which all over thirty need only eat , sleep , and procreate . Into his enclosed ...

Vision and Revisions

Author: John Earl Bassett

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Utopian Studies

element of revision , one that provides yet another example of how Orwell has
served the needs of the moment and his novel has been revised ... Wright
constructed a 144 square foot model of his Usonian vision in 1934 called
Broadacre City .

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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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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

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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The Utopian Vision of H G Wells

Thus my claim is, and my project is to demonstrate, that Wells offers a utopian
vision which is both stable and self-transcending—one which, if adopted
seriously as a means of thinking about the future of humanity, requires radical
revisions in ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
world .

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.

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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