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LSE Lit Fest 2016: 'When Did We Start Dreaming?' by Karma Lochrie

Lochrie, Karma (2016) LSE Lit Fest 2016: 'When Did We Start Dreaming?' by Karma Lochrie. LSE Review of Books (23 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The 2016 LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival is inspired by the five hundred year anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, often positioned as the text that marks the beginning of utopian thinking. However, ahead of the forthcoming publication of her new book, Nowhere in the Middle Ages (Uni of Penn Press, May 2016), Professor Karma Lochrie questions the tendency to assume that utopianism emerged solely with More’s work. Instead, by unmooring utopian thinking from 1516 and More’s text, she suggests that there are medieval utopianisms that can also animate and enlarge our understanding of the concept. So, as she asks, when did we start dreaming?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65758

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