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

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230303720
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

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

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