Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Readings for Day One

Dear Topians--
Here are the five assigned readings for the first day of class. The James and Moylan are in the Theory/Utopia folder on BB. The Fitting essay is in the Theory/Jameson folder, where I have put a number of other reviews of Jameson's book that might be helpful in figuring out his general plan. Of all these reviews, only the Fitting is required.
See you next week!!
EK Sparks
PS-- Only 4 of you have sent blog addresses so far...

Intro to Utopias:

  • Edward James, “Utopias and Anti-Utopias” in Cambridge Companion to SF (BB)
  • Tom Moylan, Preface (i & ii) and Chap 2 “Absent Paradigms” Scraps of the Untainted Sky (BB)
  • Fredric Jameson: Archaeologies of the Future, Intro and Chaps 1 &2
  • Fitting, Peter. “ The Concept of Utopia in the Work of Fredric Jameson.” Utopian Studies, 1998 (BB)
  • EKS--Utopian/Dystopian Characteristics