This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements

Literature marked with a C are to be found in an article compilation which can be bought from Kopiutsalget at Akademika bookstore at Blindern campus.

 

Bellamy, Edward (1888/1986): Looking Backward 2000-1887. London: Penguin. 100p.

Callenbach, Ernest (1975/1990): Ecotopia. New York: Bantam Books. 100p. (This book is unfortunately out of stock. It can be bought as a Kindle book or iBook. The Kindle app is available for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer and can be downloaded for free)

Davis, Laurence (2001): “Isaiah Berlin, William Morris and the Politics of Utopia.” P. 56-86 in Goodwin, Barbara (ed.) The Philosophy of Utopia. London: Frank Cass. 31p. C

de Geus, Marius (1999): Ecological Utopias, Utrecht: International Books. Chapter 12 & 13. 38p. C

Huxley, Aldous (1932/94): Brave New World. London: Flamingo. 100p.

Kumar, Krishan (1991): Utopianism. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. P. 25-62. 38p. C (NB! This extract will be published in a separate booklet, also to be bought from Kopiutsalget at Akademika bookstore. It will be ready by the end of week 34) 

Levitas, Ruth (2001): “For Utopia: The (Limits of the) Utopian Function in Late Capitalist Society.” P. 25-43 in Goodwin, Barbara (ed.) The Philosophy of Utopia. London: Frank Cass. 19p. C

Mathisen, Werner Christie (2001): ”The Underestimation of Politics in Green Utopias: The Description of Politics in Huxley's Island, Le Guin's The Dispossessed, and Callenbach's Ecotopia.” Utopian Studies 12: 56-78. 23p. C

Mathisen, Werner Christie (2006): "Green Utopianism and the Greening of Science and Higher Education." Organization & Environment 19, (1): 110-125. 16p. Link

More, Thomas (1516/2002). Utopia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 100p.

Morris, William (1890/1993): News from Nowhere and Other Writings. London: Penguin. 100p.

Moylan, Tom (1986): Demand the Impossible: Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination. New York: Methuen. P. 121-155 35p. C

Nozick, Robert: Anarchy, State and Utopia. New York: Basic Books. P. 309-334 & 351-353 28p. C

Piercy, Marge (1976/81): Woman on the Edge of Time. London: The Women's Press. 100p.

Sargent, Lyman Tower (2009) “Choosing Utopia: Utopianism as an Essential Element in Political Thought and Action.” P. 301-318 in Moylan, Tom and Raffaella Baccolini (eds.) Utopia Method Vision. Bern: Peter Lang. 18p. C

Sargisson, Lucy (1996): Contemporary Feminist Utopianism. London: Routledge. Chapter 1. 30p. C

Sargisson, Lucy (2009):”The Curious Relationships Between Politics and Utopia.” P. 25-46 in Moylan, Tom and Raffaella Baccolini (eds.) Utopia Method Vision. Bern: Peter Lang. 22p. C

Total: 898 pages. (All the novels are counted as 100p. regardless of their actual number of pages.)

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