The Online Home of The University of York Postmedieval Reading Group.
Huh! embarrassed ... also thinking on de pizan the most work on feminist utopias explicitly is on the 19th centuryI think that another interesting approach would be to think that pizan *is* More - and read around in recent morean criticism - the canonical critiques of his Utopia.Also a recent issue (2006?) of the journal or medieval and early modern studies ed by Ingham and Lochrie focussed entirely on pre-morean utopias. They mostly draw on those 20th century pro-utopians like Ernst Bloch, Mannheim, Marin and Jameson who focus on utopianism as a visionary and revolutionary process . Maybe I should just give you my Utopias reading lists and you could play around with them? Also just realised that I have replied to your question in the wrong bit of social media. Do cut from here if that is best.
thanks for that sarah, much obliged, be great if you were to forward me the reading list for your utopias (bp509)....What do you think of beguine communities in the lowlands? And the abbey of syon? x
Hmm - in our volume on pragmatic utopias we included such communities. But really I am not sure - most utopias seek to transform humanity and ask big questions about human nature, but such intentional communities are by their nature secessionary and sectional - I know it is a grey area ...
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