Demand My Writing

Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Jeanne Cortiel

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ISBN: 9780853236245

Publication: April 1, 1999

Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 18

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In this major study of the work of Joanna Russ, Jeanne Cortiel gives a clear introduction to the major feminist issues relevant to Russ’s work and assesses its development. The book will be especially valuable for students of SF and feminist SF, especially in its concern with the function of woman-based intertextuality. Although Cortiel deals principally with Russ’s novels, she also examines her short stories, and the focus on critically neglected texts is a particularly valuable feature of the study.

Prof. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel is Professor of American Studies at the University of Bayreuth.

Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: Agency Introduction to Part One Chapter One: The Act of Telling: Who is the Subject of Narrative Action? Chapter Two: Acts of Violence: Representations of Androcide Chapter Three: The Revolutionary Act: A Dialectic of Sex/Gender in 'The Female Man' Part Two: Sexuality Introduction to Part Two Chapter Four: Author-izing the Female: Women Loving Women Loving Women Chapter Five: Patterns of Innocence: The Rescue of the Female Child Chapter Six: Lesbian existence: Impossible Dreams of Exteriority Part Three: Indeterminacy Introduction to Part Three Chapter Seven: Patterns of Experience: Sappho and the Erotics of the Generation Gap Chapter Eight: The Great, Grand Palimpsest of Me: Fragmented Locations and Identities Chapter Nine: Vampires, Cyborgs and Disguises: Politics of the Theatrical Notes Primary Bibliography Secondary Bibliography Index of Names Index of Novels and Short Stories by Joanna Russ

I recommend this book to any reader interested in Russ’s fiction, or in women’s science fiction generally.
  Science Fiction Studies

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

272 Pages

Copyright: © 1999

ISBN: 9780853236245

Publication: April 1, 1999

Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 18

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