antonis balasopoulos is an associate professor of comparative literature and cultural studies and chair of the Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus. He has published widely in utopian studies, postcolonial studies, political theory, American literature, and cinema. His most recent work has appeared in Utopia Project Archive, 2006–2010 (Athens School of Fine Arts, 2011), Occasion (2012), Spectres of Utopia (Peter Lang, 2012), The Epistemology of Utopia and Dystopia(n) Matters (both Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), and the revised edition of Tom Moylan’s Demand the Impossible (Peter Lang, 2014). His “Celestial Cities and Rationalist Utopias” is forthcoming in the Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature (Cambridge University Press).
ryan farrar is a lecturer of English at Northern Arizona University. He received a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in summer 2014. Recently, he completed a dissertation entitled “ ‘A Better Where to Find’: Utopian Politics in Shakespeare’s Plays” in which he critiques Shakespearean drama using utopian and dystopian perspectives. His research interests include Utopian studies, Shakespeare, early modern British literature, and modern American literature.
theodore georgopoulos is an associate professor of law at Reims Law School and the director of the Wine and Law Program. He is the author of four monographs and two textbooks on E.U. Law and some fifty articles, as well as the editor of three books. His research focuses on the enforcement of European and international law in the national legal order and on European and comparative wine law. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Academic Scholar at the New York University Jean Monnet Center (2006) and is an attorney-at-law. He is actually working on the question of Prohibition and the regulation of alcohol in the Icarian communities.
carter f. hanson is a professor of English at Valparaiso University. His research and teaching interests include utopian and dystopian literature, Victorian fiction, young adult literature, and popular music. He is the author [End Page 450] of Emigration, Nation, Vocation: The Literature of English Emigration to Canada, 1825–1900 (Michigan State, 2009) and recent articles on utopian/dystopian fiction: “The Utopian Function of Memory in Lois Lowry’s The Giver,” published in Extrapolation, and “Memory’s Offspring and Utopian Ambiguity in Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘The Day Before the Revolution’ and The Dispossessed,” published in Science Fiction Studies.
robert l’arrivee holds degrees in philosophy and early Christian studies and at present is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation is on the relationship between metaphysics and politics in Alfarabi’s Virtuous City and Political Regime. He was an editorial intern at the Review of Politics, has recently published a book review in the Review of Metaphysics, and assisted in editing the Blackwell Companion to Ancient Education. Last semester he taught an undergraduate course on various theoretical perspectives on Islamic politics.
lyman tower sargent is a professor emeritus of political science, University of Missouri–St. Louis. Since retiring, he has been a fellow at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and at the University of Oxford and has been able to devote all his time to research and writing. In 2012 he was a Highfield Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Social Science at the University of Nottingham, and in 2014 he was again a fellow in the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
lucy sargisson is a professor of utopian studies at Nottingham University, United Kingdom. She has authored four books and numerous articles on the topic of utopianism, the most recent of which have been Fool’s Gold? Utopianism in the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave, 2012) and “Second-Wave Co-housing: A Modern Utopia?” in Utopian Studies 21, no. 1 (2012).
joseph weber, a journalist for more than thirty-eight years, has served as an associate professor and the Jerry and Karla Huse Professor of News-Editorial at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since August 2009. He also taught as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing in the...