Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory

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Greenwood Press, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 189 pages
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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.

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MARLEEN S. BARR is Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa.

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