2020 Program Sessions

097. Reading Utopia in Dark Times

3:30 PM–4:45 PM Jan 9, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 603

Session Information

Description: Within the context of an increasingly dystopian sense of global crisis, how can the idea of Utopia help us galvanize political literary readings? Panelists consider how we can use utopian methods to understand different kinds of literary texts, reflecting upon the importance of the humanities and humanist values in “dark times.”

Related Material: For related material, write to caroline.edwards@bbk.ac.uk


Anindita Banerjee, Cornell U

Caroline Edwards, U of London, Birkbeck C

Sean Grattan, U of Kent

Christian Haines, Penn State U, University Park

Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, Penn State U, University Park

Phillip Edward Wegner, U of Florida


Robert Tally, Texas State U