Arthur O. Lewis Award
Each year the Society for Utopian Studies presents the Arthur O. Lewis Award for the best paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society. Only non-tenured or unemployed scholars are eligible for this award. Arthur O. Lewis was one of the founders of the Society and served as its Chair on more than one occasion.
To apply for this award, send a PDF of your revised 2015 conference paper by August 1 to the Awards Committee Chair, Mark Tabone, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Revised papers must be article-length, approximately 20-25 pages, with citations. Winning essays will automatically be considered for publication in Utopian Studies.
Sarah Hogan, “What More Means Now: Utopia, Occupy, and the Commons”
Wylie Lenz, “The Utopian Hobo Enclaves of Jack London and Upton Sinclair”
Mark Tabone, “Delany’s New Worlds Revisited”
Stephanie Boluk, “Blondie and the End of History.
Kurt Rahmlow, “Co-opting the Cooperative: Vincent van Gogh and the French Labor Movement”
Christine Nadir — “Utopian Studies, Environmental Literature, and the Legacy of an Idea: Educating Desire in Miguel Abensour and Ursula K. Le Guin”
Catherine Whitley, for her paper entitled “Utopia = Posthuman/Postgender?”
Jennifer Atkinson, for “Seeds of Change: The New Place of Gardens in Contemporary Utopia”
Sing-chen Lydia Chaing, for “Utopia and Hererotopia in a Tenth-Century Chinese Encyclopedia”
Sonja Fritzsche, for “Utopia, Dystopia, and Ostalagia: The Pre- and Post-Unification Visions of East Germany Science Fiction writer Alexander Kroger”
Anna Vaninskata, for “Janus-Faced Fictions: Socialism as Utopia and Dystopia in William Morris and George Orwell”
Dina Smith, for “Lost Trailer Utopias: The Long Long Trailer and Fifties America”
Rob Breton, for “Work Perfect: William Morris and the Gospel of Work”
1999 Gib Prettyman. “Incorporation in the Gilded Age Utopian Imagination.” Published as “Gilded Age Utopias of Incorporation” in Utopian Studies 12.1 (2001): 19-40.
Ashlie Lancaster. “Instantiating Critical Utopias.” Published in Utopian Studies 11.1 (2000): 109-119.
Rebecca Totaro. “English Plague and New World Promise.” Published in Utopian Studies 10.1 (1999): 1-12.
Nicole Pohl. “‘Sweet place, where virtue then did rest’: The Appropriation of the Country-house Ethos in Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall.” Published in Utopian Studies 7, no. 1 (1996): 49-59.
Beatriz de Alba-Koch. “The Dialogics of Utopia, Dystopia and Arcadia: Political Struggle and Utopian Novels in Nineteenth-Century Mexico.” Published in Utopian Studies 8, no. 1 (1997): 19-30.
Jeremy Stolow. “Utopia and Geopolitics in Theodor Herzl’s Altneuland.” Published in Utopian Studies 8, no. 1 (1997): 55-76.
Darby Lewes. “Worlds Apart: Contrasts in British and American Utopian Texts by Women.” Published as Chapter 4 of her Dream Revisionaries: Gender and Genre in Women’s Utopian Fiction, 1870-1920. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama, Press, 1995.
June Deery. “Ectopic and Utopic Reproduction.” Published in Utopian Studies 5.2 (1994): 36-49.
Scott Kelley. “Photo-Utopia and Poetic Representations of the Impossible: The Utopic Figure in Modern Poetic and Photographic Discourse.” Published in Utopian Studies 6.1 (1995): 1-18.
Darby Lewes. “Middle-Class Edens: Women’s Nineteenth-century Utopian Fiction and the Bourgeois Ideal.” Published inUtopian Studies 4.1 (1993): 14-25.
Kristine Anderson. “Encyclopedic Dictionary as Utopian Genre: Two Feminist Ventures.” Published in Utopian Studies2.1&2 (1991): 124-130.
Robyn S. Roslak. “Organicism and the Construction of Utopian Geography: The Role of the Landscape in Anarcho-Communism and Neo-Impressionism.” Published in Utopian Studies 1.2 (1990): 96-114.
Richard Toby Widdicombe. “Eutopia, Dystopia, Aporia: The Obstruction of Meaning in Fin-de-Siècle Utopian Texts.” Published in Utopian Studies 1.1 (1990): 93-102.
Peter Bergmann. “Utopianism and Defeatism in Friedrich Nietzsche.” Published in Utopian Studies IV. Edited by Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard and Nicholas D. Smith (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1991), 22-29.
James J. Kopp. “Edward Bellamy and the New Deal: The Revival of Bellamyism in the 1930s.” Published in Utopian StudiesIV. Edited by Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard and Nicholas D. Smith (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1991), 10-16.
Erika Gottlieb. “The Function of Goldstein’s Book: Time as Theme and Structure in Dystopian Satire.” Published in Utopian Studies III. Edited by Michael S. Cummings and Nicholas D. Smith (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1991), 12-19.
Libby Falk Jones. “Breaking Silences in Feminist Dystopias.” Published in Utopian Studies III. Edited by Michael S. Cummings and Nicholas D. Smith (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1991), 7-11.
Robert Shelton. “Aesthetic Angels and Devolved Demons: Wells in 1895.” Published in Utopian Studies II. Edited by Michael S. Cummings and Nicholas D. Smith (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1989), 1-11.