THE USES OF UTOPIA
26 June 2016, Clare College, University of Cambridge
A SYMPOSIUM AND CELEBRATION
ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIA
In Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, he writes: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?" This symposium is both interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More's text.
The symposium welcomes researchers from diverse disciplines to read utopia today from their own fields, which may include but not be limited to: