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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CFP: Utopia and Apocalypse (SUS 2017, Memphis)

Abstracts (300 words) or completed papers (20 minutes max) are invited for a proposed panel on "Utopia and Apocalypse" at the 2017 Society for Utopian Studies conference in Memphis, November 8-12. For the panel, I will give preference to papers that explicitly explore connections between utopia and apocalypse. I invite examinations of “utopia” in any of its flavors—utopia proper, dystopia, ambiguous or critical utopia, anti-utopia, etc. Papers not chosen for the panel will be forwarded to the general conference submission pool.

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