Trans/Forming Utopia . Volume II: The 'Small Thin Story'

Trans/Forming Utopia . Volume II: The 'Small Thin Story'

by Elizabeth Russell (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9783039113484
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editor: Elizabeth Russell is a senior lecturer in British literatures and critical theory in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. She has published articles in the area of utopian studies, feminisms and multiculturalisms. Recent publications include Somnis d’Utopies published in Catalan (2007) and two edited volumes of essays: Caught Between Cultures: Women, Writing & Subjectivities (2002) and Loving Against the Odds: Women’s Writing in English in a European Context (Peter Lang, 2006). She is also a member of two research groups: GRÈC (Gènere, raça, ètnia i classe) and T-CLAA (Transformacions Culturals i Literàries en angles i alemany).

Table of Contents

Contents: Elizabeth Russell: Introduction – Maggie Gee: Utopia and the Living Body: Drought, Flood, Terror and Engineering in the Garden of Earthly Delights – Dolors Collellmir: The Ecological Paradigm in Jeannette Armstrong’s Novel Whispering in Shadows – Benjamin Smith: The Secret Garden as Ecoregion: A Green Approach to a Children’s Novel – Maria Odette Canivell: Waslala: Beyond U-topia – Jennifer E. Michaels: Confronting German Terrorism: F.C. Delius’s Trilogy Deutscher Herbst (German Autumn) – Celia Wallhead: Two Takes on Terrorism in Kashmir: Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown and Justine Hardy’s The Wonder House – Renata Koba: The Other Side of History: Alternate World(s) of The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick – Alireza Omid Bakhsh: The Roots of Dystopia in Iran – Ana Raquel Fernandes: London Fields: Martin Amis’s Postmodern Dystopia – Ana Cláudia Romano Ribeiro: The Meaning of Hermaphroditism in Gabriel de Foigny’s Utopia The Southern Land Known – Teresa Requena: The Brook Farm Heterotopia: Utopian Socialism and Gender in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance – Mercè Cuenca: ‘My Heroine Would Be Myself’: The Promise of a Queer Utopia in Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar – Beatriz Domínguez García: The Utopian Future of Humankind in Three Novels by Sheri S. Tepper: The Power of the Feminine – María Dolores Gimeno Puyol: Viaje al País de los Ayparchontes: the Limits of a Spanish Utopia in the Eighteenth Century – José Eduardo Reis: The Aporias of a Portuguese Literary Utopia: Irmânia by Ângelo Jorge – Hande Tekdemir: Utopic Reflections in the Capital of the ‘Other Empire’: Contemporary British Detective and Travel Fiction in Post-Ottoman Istanbul – Pere Gifra Adroher: Travel Writing on Andorra: Utopia in the Pyrenees – Pere Gallardo: The Road to Perdition is Paved in Technicolour.

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