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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H-Net Commons Quick Start Guides #3: Starting a Thread

A series of guides from the H-Net Help Desk to get started using the new H-Net Commons.

#3: Starting a New Discussion

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call for papers for seminar on "Utopian Imagination and South Asia in Comparative Perspective" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference, Utrecht, July 2017

Some members of this list may be interested in the following call for paper proposals, for a seminar proposed by me on "Utopian Imagination and South Asia in Comparative Perspective," for the July 2017 ACLA conference to be held at Utrecht University.
The full call for paper proposals reads:

CFP: Panel at ACCUTE 2017, Ryerson University (Toronto) May 27-30, 2017

CFP: Panel at ACCUTE 2017, Ryerson University (Toronto) May 27-30, 2017


"Cognition Estrangement in American SF"

(A joint panel of the Canadian Association for American Studies and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

Deadline: November 1st, 2016.


Upcoming "500 Years of Utopia" Events at USC

Dear Colleagues,

The Visions and Voices Arts & Humanities Initiative here at USC has a few upcoming events of potential interest to utopian studies scholars/enthusiasts.  The series is called "500 Years of Utopia," and it features three talks: "Governing Paradise" (October 15), "Designing Utopia" (November 9) and "Utopian Representations" (February 7).  For more information, visit visionsandvoices.usc.edu. 


Amber Foster

The Writing Program at the University of Southern California