Commune over Constitution: Early 19th-Century Utopian Literature Against the 'American Utopia

David Puthoff

English, University of New Mexico

David Puthoff is a third-year Ph.D. student in English at U.N.M., specializing in American literary studies. His research focuses on the practices of collective identity in the 19th century, including slave rebellions, non-nuclear family configurations, and labor unions. He's interested in zines, pamphlets, speeches, technical documents, and anything utopian. David has presented his research at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Southwest Pop Culture Conference (SWPCA), the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), and the MLA; he serves on the executive board of the New Mexico chapter of the NCTE. 


David Puthoff examines two early novels—James Reynolds’s 1802 Equality, a History of Lithconia and George Fowler’s 1813 A Flight to the Moon; or, the Vision of Randalthus—as a means of illustrating what he argues is... [ view full abstract ]


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P100 » Looking in on the American Utopia: Inclusion and Exclusion in Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Race, Gender, and Community (10:45 - Sunday, 25th March, Enchantment B)

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