US American Expressions of Utopian and Dystopian Visions

ab 24,90 

Saskia Fürst, Yvonne Kaisinger, Ralph Poole (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90931-2
Band-Nr. 17
Jahr 2017
Seiten 216
Bindung broschiert
Reihe American Studies in Austria

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90931-2 Kategorien: , ,


The collection takes stock of current discourses in American
studies on the political valence of American utopias, be
they as religious diasporas or as socialist experiments,
fantastic or realist, successful or failed. The essays of
the book take into account the spatiality of utopias,
especially in their visionary scope, analyze currents in
literary utopias, and finally take a look at dystopian
visions in literature. This volume strives to keep alive the
long tradition of writers, artists, and scholars who warned
against imminent disasters and envisioned ways to counter
such ruinous bearings.

Saskia Fürst, Yvonne Kaisinger, and Ralph
Poole are affiliated with the University of Salzburg.