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Contents Illustrations 000 Preface 000 Introduction: Utopian Studies and Utopian Audiences 000 Part 1 Placing Readers at the Forefront of Nowhere Chapter 1. The Nature of Utopian Invitations 000 Chapter 2. Documenting, Visualizing, and Defining Utopian Reception 000 Part 2 Culturally, Genre(ly), and Textually Constructed Utopian Readers Chapter 3. Perceptual Origins: Preparing American Readers to See Utopia 000 Chapter 4. The Literary Domestication of Utopia: There's No Looking Backward without Uncle Tom and Uncle True 000 Part 3 From Constructs to a Historically Documented (First) Reader Chapter 5. Getting Nowhere beyond Stasis: Reading as Exposé, Textual Implication, and Life Story 000 Part 4 Real Utopian Readers from the Turns of Two Centuries Chapter 6. Reviewers Placing Nowhere 000 Chapter 7. 733 Aliens Transforming Utopia: Preliminaries 000 Chapter 8. 733 Aliens Transforming Utopia: Utopian Closings and Openings 000 Chapter 9. 733 Aliens Transforming Religion, Women, Equality, and Utopia 000 Afterword: A Gathering of Utopian Audiences 000 Appendixes A: Characteristics of the Samples 000 B: Statistics relating to Transformational Associations 000 C: Questionnaire and Responses 000 D: Sample List of Transformational Associations 000 Notes 000 Works Cited 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American literature History and criticism, Utopias in literature, Authors and readers English-speaking countries, English literature History and criticism, Utopias English-speaking countries, Reader-response criticism