H-Utopia, like the 25-year-old Society for Utopian Studies, is devoted to discussion of utopianism in all its forms, from literary expression to policy analysis to architectural criticism to activism. Our focus is on the forms, contents, and influence of utopian/dystopian thinking.

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Call for Submissions--Kenneth Roemer Award

[I'm sending this on behalf of the Society for Utopian Studies Teaching Committee]
Dear SUS members,
It is that time of year when the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) Teaching Committee would like to invite submissions for this year's Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Award.  This year’s deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016.

QUERY: Huxley plagiarism


I'd read on Wikipedia the allegation that Huxley's "Brave New World" was plagiarized: "similarities between Brave New World and two science fiction novels written earlier by Polish author Mieczysław Smolarski, namely Miasto światłości ("The City of Light", 1924) and Podróż poślubna pana Hamiltona ("Mr Hamilton's Honeymoon Trip", 1928)."

SUS Arthur O. Lewis Award

Arthur O. Lewis Award

Each year the Society for Utopian Studies presents the Arthur O. Lewis Award for the best paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society. Only non-tenured or unemployed scholars are eligible for this award. Arthur O. Lewis was one of the founders of the Society and served as its Chair on more than one occasion.