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The Resource Hope isn't stupid : utopian affects in contemporary American literature, Sean Austin Grattan

Hope isn't stupid : utopian affects in contemporary American literature, Sean Austin Grattan

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Hope isn't stupid : utopian affects in contemporary American literature
Title
Hope isn't stupid
Title remainder
utopian affects in contemporary American literature
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Sean Austin Grattan
Title variation
Utopian affects in contemporary American literature
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eng
Summary
"Hope Isn't Stupid is the first study to interrogate the neglected connections between affect and the practice of utopia in contemporary American literature. Although these concepts are rarely theorized together, it is difficult to fully articulate utopia without understanding how affects circulate within utopian texts. Moving away from science fiction--the genre in which utopian visions are often located--author Sean Grattan resuscitates the importance of utopianism in recent American literary history. Doing so enables him to assert the pivotal role contemporary American literature has to play in allowing us to envision alternatives to global neoliberal capitalism. Novelists William S. Burroughs, Dennis Cooper, John Darnielle, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, and Colson Whitehead are deeply invested in the creation of utopian possibilities. A return to reading the utopian wager in literature from the postmodern to the contemporary period reinvigorates critical forms that imagine reading as an act of communication, friendship, solace, and succor. These forms also model richer modes of belonging than the diluted and impoverished ones on display in the neoliberal present. Simultaneously, by linking utopian studies and affect studies, Grattan's work resists the tendency for affect studies to codify around the negative, instead reorienting the field around the messy, rich, vibrant, and ambivalent affective possibilities of the world. Hope Isn't Stupid insists on the centrality of utopia not only in American literature, but in American life as well"--
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Grattan, Sean Austin
Dewey number
813/.5409372
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Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.U8
LC item number
G73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new American canon
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  • Utopias in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Affect (Psychology) in literature
  • Hope in literature
  • Ambivalence in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Affect (Psychology) in literature
  • Ambivalence in literature
  • American fiction
  • Hope in literature
  • Utopias in literature
  • Literatur
  • Utopie
  • USA
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Hope isn't stupid : utopian affects in contemporary American literature, Sean Austin Grattan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-184) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Utopia/Affect -- A Grenade with the Fuse Lit : William S. Burroughs and Retroactive Utopias -- Monstrous Utopia in Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Whither Revolution? : Thomas Pynchon and Collective Possibility -- Solitude, Affect, and Utopia in Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist -- Musical Fandom and the Limits of Utopian Possibility -- Afterword
Control code
983823624
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9781609385217
Lccn
2017005565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983823624
Label
Hope isn't stupid : utopian affects in contemporary American literature, Sean Austin Grattan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Utopia/Affect -- A Grenade with the Fuse Lit : William S. Burroughs and Retroactive Utopias -- Monstrous Utopia in Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Whither Revolution? : Thomas Pynchon and Collective Possibility -- Solitude, Affect, and Utopia in Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist -- Musical Fandom and the Limits of Utopian Possibility -- Afterword
Control code
983823624
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9781609385217
Lccn
2017005565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983823624

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