Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction & Fantasy 27)
By: Marleen S. Barr (author)Paperback
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This book offers a first step toward spanning the gap between the writing of male critics of speculative fiction, who do not devote enough attention to the contributions of new female voices to this genre, and feminist critics, who should study a genre that opens all possibilities to women. Although Barr clarifies speculative texts for those who may not be familiar with them, her study is neither a complete survey of speculative fiction nor an introduction to the recent concerns of feminist theory; it applies contemporary feminist theory to contemporary speculative fiction.
MARLEEN S. BARR is Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa.
Contents Preface Part 1: Community Immortal Feminist Communities: A Recent Idea In Speculative Fiction "The Females do the Fathering!": Reading, Resisting, and James Tiptree Jr. Eclipsing the Connecticut Yankee: Female Time Travelers Part 2: Heroism New Incarnations of Psyche: World-Changing Womanists Heroic Fantastic Femininity: Woman Warriors Part 3: Sexuality and Reproduction "Biological Wishful Thinking": Strange Bedfellows and Phallic Fallacies Reproducing Reproduction, Manipulating Motherhood: Pregnancy and Power Afterword Bibliography Index
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