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Founded in 1975, The Society for Utopian Studies is an
international, interdisciplinary association devoted to the study
of utopianism in all its forms with a particular emphasis on
literary and experimental utopias. Scholars representing a wide
variety of disciplines are active in the association and approach
utopian studies from such diverse backgrounds as American
Studies, Architecture, the Arts, Classics, Cultural Studies,
Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies,
History, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political
Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Planning. The Society
publishes the journal Utopian Studies and a newsletter, Utopus
Discovered, which contains information about upcoming conferences
and workshops, and details on publications in the field.
The twenty-second annual meeting of the Society will be held
in Memphis, Tennessee October 16-19, 1997. The Conference
Coordinators are Professors Peter Fitting of the University of
Toronto, Lyman Tower Sargent of the University of Missouri-St. Louis
and Jennifer Wagner of the University of Memphis. For information
about registration, travel and accommodations, please contact
Professor Wagner, Department of English, University of Memphis,
Memphis, TN 38152 (901-678-4329, e-mail
If you wish to organize a panel or present a paper, please contact
Professor Sargent, Department of Political Science, University of
Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis MO 63121-4499 (314-516-5521; fax
314-516-5268; e-mail The Society's annual
meetings provide an ideal venue for intellectual interchange in a cooperative,
non-competitive, congenial, and convivial environment. At the
meeting the Society will present the Arthur O. Lewis Award for
the best paper by a junior scholar given at the previous annual
meeting and the Eugenio Battisti Award for the best article in
each volume of Utopian Studies. Membership in the Society
includes announcements regarding the annual meeting, Utopian
Studies, and Utopus Discovered. Dues are $45.00 for regular
membership, $20.00 for students, retired and unemployed.

For more information on the Society, see our web-site at