'Brave New World': Contexts and Legacies

  • Jonathan Greenberg
  • Nathan Waddell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jonathan Greenberg, Nathan Waddell
    Pages 1-14
  3. Patrick Parrinder
    Pages 15-30
  4. Laura Frost
    Pages 69-88
  5. Aaron Matz
    Pages 89-107
  6. Jonathan Greenberg
    Pages 109-126
  7. Kathryn Southworth
    Pages 149-167
  8. Keith Leslie Johnson
    Pages 169-188
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-254

About this book


This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley’s classic dystopian satire, Brave New World (1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the cultural legacies in which it looms large. The volume affirms Huxley’s prescient critiques of modernity and his continuing relevance to debates about political power, art, and the vexed relationship between nature and humankind. Individual chapters explore connections between Brave New World and the nature of utopia, the 1930s American Technocracy movement, education and social control, pleasure, reproduction, futurology, inter-war periodical networks, motherhood, ethics and the Anthropocene, islands, and the moral life. The volume also includes a ‘Foreword’ written by David Bradshaw, one of the world’s top Huxley scholars. Timely and consistently illuminating, this collection is essential reading for students, critics, and Huxley enthusiasts alike. 


Aldous Huxley dystopia utopia twentieth century George Orwell modernism politics power ethics morality collection comparative art American Technocracy social control futureology H.G Wells Wyndham Lewis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Greenberg
    • 1
  • Nathan Waddell
    • 2
  1. 1.Montclair State UniversityMontclairUSA
  2. 2.University of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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