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.
Utopian Gracelands, Dystopian Blues, and the City on the Bluff
Session Title: Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art
Session Co-chairs: Joes Segal, Wende Museum, Los Angeles; Ksenya Gurshtein, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles
The Teaching Committee is seeking participants for a roundtable discussion on “Teaching Dystopian Texts in Dystopian Times” at the Society for Uotpian Studies 2017 conference in Memphis, TN November 9-12, 2017. We will have between 4-6 scholars speak on texts (both written and visual) such as The Circle, The Hunger Games, I am Legend, Elysium and others. Topics will include pedagogical approaches to the texts, managing the political tensions that arise when teaching dystopian texts, and related issues.
EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 8:1
Call for Papers and Abstracts: ‘Networks’
Deadline for Symposium Abstracts: 31 July 2017
Deadline for Journal Articles: 31 October 2017
‘To operate within the matrix of power is not the same as to replicate uncritically relations of domination.’ Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (1990)