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 applications for the Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Award for a course or unit on utopian themes

Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Award

Each year, the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) presents the Kenneth M. Roemer Award for innovative course design in utopian studies.  We invite submissions that center on an entire course within the field of utopian studies, or on a single unit on utopia within an undergraduate or graduate course.

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.