Utopian Audiences
  • Author : Kenneth M. Roemer
  • Release Date : 05 July 2022
  • Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 13 : 1558494219

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Book excerpt: How do readers transform Utopia? How do they manipulate imaginary worlds to gain new perspectives of their own worlds? In order to answer these and other questions, this study employs a wide spectrum of reader-response approaches to define the nature and impact of utopian literature.

Utopian Audiences

Utopian Audiences

Author : Kenneth M. Roemer
Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How do readers transform Utopia? How do they manipulate imaginary worlds to gain new perspectives of their own worlds? In order to answer these and other questions, this study employs a wide spectrum of reader-response approaches to define the nature and impact of utopian literature....

Utopia Method Vision

Utopia Method Vision

Author : Tom Moylan,Raffaella Baccolini
Publisher : Peter Lang
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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....

The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature

Author : Gregory Claeys
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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Using a combination of historical and thematic approaches, this volume engages with the fascinating and complex genre of utopian literature....

Becoming Utopian

Becoming Utopian

Author : Tom Moylan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such ...

Exploring the Utopian Impulse

Exploring the Utopian Impulse

Author : Michael J. Griffin,Tom Moylan
Publisher : Peter Lang
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors which explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of historical periods and cultures, the book investigates key aspects of utopian theory, texts, and socio-political practices....

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K  Le Guin s The Dispossessed

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K Le Guin s The Dispossessed

Author : Laurence Davis,Peter G. Stillman
Publisher : Lexington Books
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Description of the seductions - and snares - of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society. This title, an edited collection of original essays on "Le Guin's The Dispossessed", represents an exploration of the political ramifications of this work by a wide interdisciplinary swath of scholars from around the ...

Utopian Images and Narratives in Advertising

Utopian Images and Narratives in Advertising

Author : Luigi Daniele Manca,Alessandra Manca,Gail W. Pieper
Publisher : Lexington Books
Genre : Business & Economics
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Utopian Images and Narratives in Advertising: Dreams for Sale, edited by Luigi Manca, Alessandra Manca, and Gail W. Pieper, is a collection of essays which examine narratives created on the advertising page, with special focus on gender images. Through a cross-disciplinary investigation, this collection offers a varied analysis of advertising ...

The Nowhere Bible

The Nowhere Bible

Author : Frauke Uhlenbruch
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Genre : Religion
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The Bible contains passages that allow both scholars and believers to project their hopes and fears onto ever-changing empirical realities. By reading specific biblical passages as utopia and dystopia, this volume raises questions about reconstructing the past, the impact of wishful imagination on reality, and the hermeneutic implications of dealing ...

Utopias

Utopias

Author : Howard P. Segal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Religion
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This brief history connects the past and present of utopianthought, from the first utopias in ancient Greece, right up topresent day visions of cyberspace communities and paradise. Explores the purpose of utopias, what they reveal about thesocieties who conceive them, and how utopias have changed over thecenturies Unique in including ...

Visualizing Utopia

Visualizing Utopia

Author : M. G. Kemperink,Willemien H.S. Roenhorst,W. H. S. Roenhorst
Publisher : Peeters Publishers
Genre : History
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This volume contains the essays presented at the workshop 'Visualizing Utopia' held in May 2005, organized by Mary Kemperink and Willemien Roenhorst. The essays presented here discuss utopian thinking from 1890 until 1930. From the end of the eighteenth century, this utopian thinking developed from what can be called 'classic' utopianism into 'modern' ...

Consuming Utopia

Consuming Utopia

Author : John Storey
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Consuming Utopia builds on critical insights into consumption and utopianism developed in two previous books by the author to elaborate what it means to read utopian fiction (including dystopian and anti-utopian) from the critical perspective of cultural studies. With a critical focus on social practices of reading rather than on ...

Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia

Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia

Author : Nathaniel Robert Walker
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The rise of suburbs and disinvestment from cities have been defining features of life in many countries over the course of the twentieth century. In Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia, Nathaniel Walker asks: why did we abandon our dense, complex urban places and seek to find "the best of the ...

Hollywood Utopia

Hollywood Utopia

Author : Pat Brereton
Publisher : Intellect Books
Genre : Nature
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Utopianism, alongside its more prevalent dystopian opposite together with ecological study has become a magnet for interdisciplinary research and is used extensively to examine the most influential global medium of all time. The book applies a range of interdisciplinary strategies to trace the evolution of ecological representations in Hollywood film ...

Performance  Space  Utopia

Performance Space Utopia

Author : S. Jestrovic
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Performing Arts
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Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites ...

New Directions in American Reception Study

New Directions in American Reception Study

Author : Philip Goldstein,James L. Machor
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary reception study has developed a diversity of approaches and methods, including the institutional, textual, historical, authorial, and reader-response, which, to a greater or lesser extent, acknowledge the various ways in which readers have found texts-- literature, television shows, movies, and newspapers--meaningful. This collection emphasizes that new diversity, examining movies, ...