Fiction and the Crafting of Alternative Class Imaginaries in the US

Our panel presents three accounts of the role of radical fiction-writing in critiquing and imagining alternatives to dominant master-narratives. In “One Worker’s Utopia is Another’s….” Jim Catano shows how 19th century Utopian visions such as Edward Bellamy’s “industrial armies” (Looking Backward) attempt to address the “sweat = bread” dictum by considering 1) kinds of work […]