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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 407–432.
Published: 01 May 2009
... capitalism that gave birth to the genre in More's Utopia , however, female utopian thought is differently manifested as well. In the “Wyll,” the contradictions attending the moment of transition are embodied in the dissonant form of a poem that, in its first half, describes a city of abundance, and in its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., in which he distinguishes between “locative” and “utopian” attitudes toward sacred space, as well as on Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, the essay argues that it is in the borderland or “fringe” of Arden that new configurations of sacred space emerge. The figure that embodies the spatial logic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of economic motive. This essay considers how A View redeploys utopian literary forms in the colonial setting so as to envision unimpeded, accelerated “primitive accumulation,” that violent process of dispossession that defines the agrarian and imperial origins of capitalism. While The Faerie Queene adopts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2006) 36 (3): 619–642.
Published: 01 September 2006
... discourse (scientific, literary, and political at once) of bees. Which is to say, in one of the primary utopian discourses of European letters. Here men were dredging harbors, there they laid The deep foundation of a theatre, And quarried massive pillars to enhance The future...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 141–161.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Utopia learned of Utopia in Antwerp from Raphael Hythlodaeus, conveniently forgot to ask his informer in what part of the New World it was to be discovered.1 Utopian islands are notoriously difficult to locate, and most so-called “utopias” are islands.2 A cursory survey of these uto- pian islands...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with respect to the book and its aims, this may be a matter of great intellectual virtue or grave error. But either way, Gregory invites us to locate The Unintended Reformation in a tradition of critical utopian writ- ing quite averse to the secular positivisms and naturalisms that inform the academic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 433–468.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is written across the ideological faultline that runs through Europe’s traditional relation to the material signifier. If The Tempest intervenes in a triumphalism that celebrates the power of the word in the New World, it does so by placing Caliban’s utopian iconoclasm at the center of the play...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2007
... the Mediterranean? We are interested in work that investigates varied forms, visual or verbal, such as maps, geographical descriptions, travel narratives, utopian reveries, artistic images. Emphasizing the connectedness of the region’s landscapes, attention should be given...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
... utopian ethos grounded in the body. Strikingly, from the “artificial” machine man that parades remorselessly across the pages of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, to James Harrington’s organic soul man, and Gerrard Winstanley’s “Lord’s man,” the overriding image of social organization is, as Nigel Smith...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is Thomas More’s Utopia, since Tyndale plays with the reader’s expectations and desires quite as much as More does. In particular, Tyndale’s work is as utopian as More’s — ­provided one understands utopia as an ironic, satirical ideal. The utopian moment in Obedience is located in Tyndale’s opening...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of a different social order, utopian and inspiring, a reformist rather than nostalgic con- servatism. It is a description of a mode of life that, having once existed, can show us a more nourishing and desirable form of life. Thirdly, the premodern might be a dialectical category showing itself...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 September 2010
... associate, utopianism, had a huge impact on critical thinking thereafter, thinking that was often socially transformative and fre- quently heterodox. Folly and utopianism empowered the Levellers through the pen of William Walwyn, the Diggers through that of Gerrard Winstan- ley, and the Ranters...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 575–599.
Published: 01 September 2000
... through its long history with varying emphases on one or the other. An unlimited supply of gold would release the social world from poverty, and the elixir would eradicate illness. Alchemy therefore offered a utopian promise: that knowledge, some blend of technological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2007
... stress or radical social transition or simply as an expression of utopian or nostalgic longing. It flows, as it were, under ground, forming a constituent element of what may be called a public or social “imaginary” revolving around notions of popular inclusion, redress, and appeal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (3): 463–472.
Published: 01 September 2004
... on the implications of globalization, as rhetori- cally jarring as it is historically suspect.6 Hardt and Negri’s utopian fantasy of an anticapitalist medieval mendicancy, though, must be understood as part of a largely occluded Hegelianism in which a dialectical habit of analy- sis constantly proposes vast...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 May 2008
... to Montaigne’s savage in the Essais, a being fully capable of living in a utopian state to rival the greatest happiness imagined by the most exalted of the classical philosophers: C’est une nation, diroy je à Platon, en la quelle il n’y a aucune espece de trafique; nulle cognoissance de...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
....]4 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44:2, Spring 2014 DOI 10.1215/10829636-2647328  © 2014 by Duke University Press Neither wife, widow, nor young woman awaiting betrothal, Corinna defines a utopian space in Fonte’s dialogue upon which the other six...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 449–462.
Published: 01 September 2000
... by and for homo historicus. Genealogy and traditional history come full circle in Halperin’s essay. What then is to be done to recuperate the utopian threads of Foucault’s genealogy? Sanguinity The following question may now be posed: How would The History of Sex...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 573–594.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., as one scholar has argued, the ideal relationship between secular and ecclesiastical authorities laid out in John Calvin’s Institution chrétienne.33 But in practice, such designs were utopian. France was not Geneva. Even after the procla- mation of the Edict of Nantes, Catholic churches still...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Press, 2006. 427 pp. Paper $45.00. Veiras, Denis. The History of the Sevarambians: A Utopian Novel. Edited by Jonathan Christian Laursen and Cyrus Masroori. Albany: State Univer- sity of New York Press, 2006. xxvii, 390 pp. Paper $29.95. [Includes the original English version and the 1738...