Lost in Space by Marleen S. Barr

Lost in Space Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond Paperback Nov 30 1993

By Marleen S. Barr
Paperback
$51.79 USD

Archaeologists and anthropologists discover other civilizations; science fiction writers invent them. In this collection of her major essays, Marleen Barr argues that feminist science fiction writers contribute to postmodern literary canons with radical alternatives to mainstream patriarchal society. Because feminist science fiction challenges male-centered social imperatives, it has been marginalized and dismissed from the canon--thus, lost in space. Moving beyond feminist science fiction itself, Barr goes on to examine other literary genres from the perspective of 'feminist fabulation'--a term she has coined to encompass science fiction, fantasy, utopian literature, and mainstream literature that critiques patriarchal fictions. Discussing the works of such writers as Margaret Atwood, Joanna Russ, Salman Rushdie, Paul Theroux, Ursula Le Guin, Herman Melville, Saul Bellow, Edgar Allan Poe, and Marge Piercy, Barr illuminates feminist science fiction's connections to other literary traditions and contemporary canons. Her critical analysis yields a new and expanded understanding of feminist creativity.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date
Nov 30 1993
Language
English
Pages
248
ISBN-13
9780807844212
ISBN-10
0807844217
Weight
363g
Dimensions
156.0mm x 235.0mm