Nowhere in the Middle Ages

In Nowhere in the Middle Ages, Lochrie reveals how utopian thinking was, in fact, "somewhere" in the Middle Ages. In the process, she transforms conventional readings of More's Utopia and challenges the very practice of literary history today.

Nowhere in the Middle Ages

Karma Lochrie

2016 | 280 pages | Cloth $69.95
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Table of Contents

Introduction. No Past
Chapter 1. Nowhere Earth: Macrobius's Commentary on the Dream of Scipio and Kepler's Somnium
Chapter 2. Somewhere in the Middle Ages: The Land of Cokaygne, Then and Now
Chapter 3. Provincializing Medieval Europe: Mandeville's Cosmopolitan Utopianism
Chapter 4. "Something Is Missing": Utopian Failure, Piers Plowman, and The Dream of John Ball
Chapter 5. Reading Forward: More's Utopia Unmoored