Kunio Shin

Kunio Shin is Associate Professor of British Literature and Culture at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan. He has written on authors such as Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, and Kingsley Amis, and is currently working on a project that examines the intersection between late modernism and antimodernism in the context of late British imperialism.


The Uncanny Golden Country: Late-Modernist Utopia in Nineteen Eighty-Four

“My new book is a Utopia in the form of a novel”—this is how George Orwell characterized Nineteen Eighty-Four in a letter to a friend on 4 February 1949. As its reception history abundantly documents, it turned out to be an interpretive challenge to read the novel as a utopia.