Utopian Spaces of Modernism: Literature and Culture, 1885-1945

Hardcover | November 22, 2011

EditorR. Gregory, B. Kohlmann

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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.

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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 youn...

ROSALYN GREGORY is completing the final parts of her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford, UK. She is a non-stipendiary lecturer at St Anne's College. BENJAMIN KOHLMANN Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany, having earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford, UK. His articles, covering various aspects ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303722

ISBN - 13:9780230303720

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; B.Kohlmann
PART I: AMBIGUOUS UTOPIANISM
Socially Empty Space and Dystopian Utopianism in the Late Nineteenth Century; M.Beaumont
'On the Eve of the Fourth Dimension': Utopian Higher Space; M.Blacklock
Modernism's Material Futures: Glass, and Several Kinds of Plastic; D.Trotter
Minor Utopias and the British Literary Temperament, 1880-1945; J.Winter
PART II: LIVING IN UTOPIA
Utopian Bloomsbury: The Grounds for Social Dreaming in William Morris's News from Nowhere; M.Ingleby
Utopia from the Rooftops: H.G. Wells, Modernism, and the Panorama-City; D.Cook
'The Strange High Singing of Some Aeroplane Overhead': War, Utopia and the Everyday in Virginia Woolf's Fiction; C.Britzolakis
'Hellhole and Paradise': The Heterotopic Spaces of Berlin; A.Thacker
PART III: TESTING THE LIMITS OF UTOPIA
The Re-Conceptualization of Space in Edwardian Prophecy Fiction: Heterotopia, Utopia, and the Apocalypse; A.Stähler
'No Less Than a Planet': Scale-Bending in Modernist Fiction; J.Hegglund
The Unseen Side of Things: Eliot and Stevens; D.Mao
PART IV: EPILOGUE
Two Towers, Plus One: The Ends of Utopia; I.Sinclair
Index