The Resource The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys

The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys

Label
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature
Title
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregory Claeys
Title variation
Utopian literature
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents an extensive historical survey of the development of utopianism, from the publication of Utopia to today's dark and despairing tendency towards dystopian pessimism, epitomised by works such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Chapters address the difficult definition of the concept of utopia, and consider its relation to science fiction and other literary genres. The volume takes an innovative approach to the major themes predominating within the utopian and dystopian literary tradition, including feminism, romance and ecology, and explores in detail the vexed question of the purportedly 'western' nature of the concept of utopia. The reader is provided with a balanced overview of the evolution and current state of a long-standing, rich tradition of historical, political and literary scholarship"--
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.93372
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.U8
LC item number
C36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge companions to topics
Label
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of utopia / Fat́ima Vieira -- Thomas More's Utopia : sources, legacy, and interpretation / J.C. Davis -- Utopianism after More : the Renaissance and Enlightenment / Nicole Phol -- Paradise transformed : varieties of nineteenth-century utopias / Kenneth M. Roemer -- The origins of dystopia : Wells, Huxley and Orwell / Gergory Claeys -- Utopia, dystopia and science fiction / Peter Fitting -- Utopia and romance / Patrick Parrinder -- Feminism and utopianism / Alessa Johns -- Colonial and postcolonial utopias / Lyman Tower Sargent -- 'Non-western' utopian traditions / Jacqueline Dutton -- Ecology and dystopia / Brian Stableford
Control code
000045621574
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 295 p.
Isbn
9780521886659
Lccn
2010021486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3284414
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.b34282464
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632227493
  • md34282464

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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