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Utopian Spaces of Modernism

Literature and Culture, 1885-1945

Editors: Gregory, R., Kohlmann, B. (Eds.)

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This volume undertakes a fundamental reassessment of utopianism during the modernist period. It charts the rich spectrum of literary utopian projects between 1885 and 1945, and reconstructs their cultural work by locating them in the material 'spaces' in which they originated. The book brings together work by leading academics and younger scholars.

About the authors

MATTHEW BEAUMONT Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, UCL, UK MARK BLACKLOCK PhD candidate, Birkbeck College, UK CHRISTINA BRITZOLAKIS Associate Professor, University of Warwick, UK DANIEL COOK Associate Professor, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, USA JON HEGGELUND Associate Professor of English, Washington State University, USA MATTHEW INGLEBY UCL, UK DOUGLAS MAO Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University, USA IAIN SINCLAIR Writer, UK AXEL STÄHLER Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, UK ANDREW THACKER Professor of Twentieth Century Literature, De Montfort University, UK DAVID TROTTER King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge, UK JAY WINTER Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University, USA

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'The contributors to Rosalyn Gregory and Benjamin Kohlmann's lively collection [undertake] a broadening and loosening of the utopian... Utopian Spaces of Modernism is so stimulating a volume that one could wish for a sequel' - Patrick Parrinder, Modernism/Modernity

'Roughly half of Utopian Spaces of Modernism examines literary and cultural artifacts of the high modernist period, including some of its finest contributions by David Trotter, Jon Hegglund, and Douglas Mao. Nevertheless, Victorianists will find much to engage them here. These smart, quirky case studies do much to substantiate this volume's claim about the pervasiveness and interest of modernist minor utopianism. Nineteenth-century scholars interested in making the journey to utopia will find very good traveling companions.' - Mark Allison, Victorian Studies


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kohlmann, Benjamin

    Pages 1-15

  • Socially Empty Space and Dystopian Utopianism in the Late Nineteenth Century

    Beaumont, Matthew

    Pages 19-34

  • ‘On the Eve of the Fourth Dimension’: Utopian Higher Space

    Blacklock, Mark

    Pages 35-51

  • Modernism’s Material Futures: Glass, and Several Kinds of Plastic

    Trotter, David

    Pages 52-70

  • Minor Utopias and the British Literary Temperament, 1880–1945

    Winter, Jay

    Pages 71-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Utopian Spaces of Modernism
Book Subtitle
Literature and Culture, 1885-1945
Editors
  • R. Gregory
  • B. Kohlmann
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35830-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230358300
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30372-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33833-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 235
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