From the Teacher’s Corner

Happy Fall fellow Utopians!

As always, we thank you all for sharing your “utopian” syllabi and assignments with us!  This collection of resources is an ongoing project, so we ask folks to continue sending contributions to (see for more details about this initiative).  These materials are constantly being archived and made available to the public on the SUS teaching site, a digital space dedicated to both resources for and conversations about “teaching” utopia.  Please visit us online ( and become a subscriber/contributor.

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Utopia in Your Pocket: A Message from Ken Roemer

(Disclaimer:  I own no stock in Oxford UP.)

I just finished using Lyman Tower Sargent’s Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction, as an introduction to many different forms of utopianism in a senior class.  It worked out very well and the students can literally carry the book in their pockets.

So while the Texas State legislature debates whether or not to allow students to carry handguns on campus, my students carry utopia in their pockets.

Ken Roemer