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.

Recent Content

Two Silicon-Valley Articles: Utopia/Dystopia/Postapocalypse?


Good Monday morning!

Here's some light reading to get you started on the week:

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/silicon-valley-utopianism-brought-dystopian-trump-presidency/ (h/t to Gib Prettyman for this one).





Peter Sands

"More After More" monograph premiere

Dear Colleagues,

I am thrilled to announce that we have managed to release (with only a slight delay) a monograph More After More. Essays Commemorating the Five-Hundredth Anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia. The book, with an introduction by Gregory Claeys, features 26 carefully selected essays covering most important utopian and dystopian themes across media--and opens Facta Ficta Research Centre's new academic series "Frontiers of Nowhere".

Article: Intentional Communities in Age of Trump

(h/t) to @michelletiedje)


Here is an interesting bit on people forming intentional communities as an attempt to escape contemporary life in the United States.


Peter Sands

Director, UWM Honors College