Feminist Utopian Novels of the 1970s: Joanna Russ and Dorothy Bryant (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

Feminist Utopian Novels of the 1970s: Joanna Russ and Dorothy Bryant (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

By: Tatiana Teslenko (author)Hardback

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This book presents an exploration of the reinvented utopia that provided second-wave feminists of the 1970s with a conceptual space to articulate the politics of change. Tatiana Teslenko argues that utopian fiction of this decade offered a means of validating the personal as well as the political, and of criticizing a patriarchal social order. Teslenko reveals feminists' attempt through fiction to envision a new political order.

About Author

Tatiana Teslenko teaches at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests are genre studies, feminist criticism, cultural theory, and utopian studies. Most recently, she co-edited The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre, in which she published a chapter entitled "Ideology and Genre: Heteroglossia of Soviet Genre Theories."


CONTENTS: List of Tables Preface Introduction Rhetoric of Identification New Rhetoric of Genre Chapter 1: Utopia and Utopianism Utopia and Ideology Utopia as Literary Genre Chapter 2: Utopianism and Feminism Scraping False Dichotomies Genre Transformation Chapter 3: Dorothy Bryant: Saving the Human Race The Real World Utopian Chronotope Utopian People Dream-time: Fluid Meaning and Rigid Word The Law of Light Chapter 4: Joanna Russ: New Meaning for Old Concepts Calculated Ambiguity Janet the Savior Jeannine: Cognitive Starvation Jael: Terror of Terrorism Joanna: Usurp the Denied Identification Revisited Conclusion: Utopian Genre as Feminist Strategy Glossary Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415967877
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 214
  • ID: 9780415967877
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415967872

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