Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

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Society for Utopian Studies

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning. Exploring the role of punishment in utopian imaginings, we invite papers on all aspects of legal and non-legal punishment in utopian and dystopian literature and communities.

Please send email submissions of 100-200 word abstracts by May 1, 2010 to Kate Broad ( or Carrie Hintz ( As you submit your abstract, please indicate if you have any scheduling restrictions, audiovisual needs (overhead projector; DVD/VHS player), special needs, or need a written letter of acceptance of your proposal.