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Society for Utopian Studies

The Society for Utopian Studies (founded 1975) is a North American interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of utopianism in all its forms, with a particular emphasis on literary and experimental utopias.

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PublicationsEdit

The Society publishes Utopian Studies, an international triannual peer-reviewed journal, containing scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects related to utopias, utopianism, utopian literature, utopian theory, and intentional communities. The journal's founding editor was Lyman Tower Sargent.[1]

It also publishes a regular newsletter, Utopus Discovered.

ConferencesEdit

The Society has organized a series of annual conferences:[2]

  • 2017: Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 2016: St Petersburg, FL.
  • 2015: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2014: Montréal, Québec.
  • 2013: College of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 2012: Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2011: Stage College, PA.
  • 2010: Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 2009: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
  • 2008: Portland, Maine.
  • 2007: Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2006: Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 2005: Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 2004: Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2003: San Diego, California.
  • 2002: Orlando, Florida.
  • 2001: Buffalo, NY.
  • 2000: Vancouver, B.C.
  • 1999: San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1997: Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1996: Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1995: Toronto, Ontario.
  • 1994: Toronto, Ontario.
  • 1993: University of Missouri-St Louis.
  • 1992: Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1991: Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1990: Lexington, KY.
  • 1989: Asilomar Conference Ctr., Pacific Grove, California.
  • 1988: Emerson College, Boston, Mass.
  • 1987: Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County.
  • 1986: Asilomar Conference Ctr., Pacific Grove, California.
  • 1985: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
  • 1984: University of Missouri-St Louis.
  • 1983: Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1982: University of New Brunswick.
  • 1981: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg.
  • 1980: Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1979: University of Colorado-Denver.
  • 1978: Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1977: University of Michigan.
  • 1976: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

The 2018 conference is scheduled to be held at Berkeley, California.

AwardsEdit

The Society sponsors a number of awards:

  • The Arthur O. Lewis Award for the best paper by a younger scholar.
  • The Eugenio Battisti Award for the best article in the previous year’s Utopian Studies.
  • The Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Award for innovative course design in utopian studies.
  • The Larry E. Hough Distinguished Service Award.
  • The Lyman Tower Sargent Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

The Lyman Tower Sargent Award for Distinguished ScholarshipEdit

Recipients:

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