THE USES OF UTOPIA, 26 June 2016, University of Cambridge

Sunday 26th June
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In Archaeologies of the Future, Fredric Jameson wonders: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?”

This symposium is both an interdisciplinary response to this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More’s text.


Old Court, Clare College, Cambridge
10 am - 5 pm
Registration £ 40 / 20

Andrew Zurcher (Faculty of English, Cambridge University)
Professor Gregory Claeys (Professor of History and Political Thought, Royal Holloway)
Professor Davina Cooper (Professor of Law and Political Theory, University of Kent)

Jonny Briggs (
Jane Hayes Greenwood (http://www.janehayesgreenwo...)
Declan Jenkins (
Nicholas Johnson (

Fee includes symposium talks, lunch, and evening performance.


Round Church on Bridge Street, Cambridge
7:30 pm
Tickets £ 10 / 5 / free for all symposium participants

featuring a NEW WORK by Louis D'Heudieres

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Symposium and performance curated by Naomi Woo ( and Sasha Amaya (

Clare College, Thirkill Room


Naomi Woo

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