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Feminist fabulation : space/postmodern fiction, by Marleen S. Barr

Label
Feminist fabulation : space/postmodern fiction
Title
Feminist fabulation
Title remainder
space/postmodern fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Marleen S. Barr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The surprising and controversial thesis of Feminist Fabulation is unflinching: the postmodern canon has systematically excluded a wide range of important women's writing by dismissing it as genre fiction. Marleen Barr issues an urgent call for a corrective, for the recognition of a new meta- or supergenre of contemporary writing - feminist fabulation - which includes both acclaimed mainstream works and works which today's critics consistently denigrate or ignore. In its investigation of the relationship between women writers and postmodern fiction in terms of outer space and canonical space, Feminist Fabulation is a pioneer vehicle built to explore postmodernism in terms of female literary spaces which have something to do with real-world women
  • Branding the postmodern canon as a masculinist utopia and a nowhere for feminists, Barr offers the stunning argument that feminist science fiction is not science fiction at all but is really metafiction about patriarchal fiction. Barr's concern is directed every bit as much toward contemporary feminist critics as it is toward patriarchy. Rather than trying to reclaim lost feminist writers of the past, she suggests, feminist criticism should concentrate on reclaiming the present's lost fabulative feminist writers, writers steeped in nonpatriarchal definitions of reality who can guide us into another order of world altogether
  • Barr offers very specific plans for new structures that will benefit women, feminist theory, postmodern theory, and science fiction theory alike. Feminist fabulation calls for a new understanding which enables the canon to accommodate feminist difference and emphasizes that the literature called "feminist SF" is an important site of postmodern feminist difference. Barr forces the reader to rethink the whole country club of postmodernism, not just its membership list - and in so doing provides a discourse of this century worthy of a prominent reading by all scholars, feminists, writers, and literary theorists and critics
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barr, Marleen S
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Fiction
  • Feminist fiction
  • Space and time in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminism in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Canon (Literature)
Label
Feminist fabulation : space/postmodern fiction, by Marleen S. Barr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Redefining Gendered Space.
  • 3.
  • "A Dream of Flying"
  • 4.
  • Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?
  • 5.
  • All You Need Is Love?
  • III.
  • Reconceiving Narrative Space.
  • 6.
  • Preface: Having "Nunavit"
  • Hesitation, Self-Experiment, Transformation -- Women Mastering Female Narrative.
  • 7.
  • Gender and the Literature of Exhaustion.
  • Afterword: Back to the Future
  • I.
  • Reclaiming Canonical Space.
  • 1.
  • The Feminist Anglo-American Critical Empire Strikes Back.
  • 2.
  • Canonizing the Monstrous
  • II.
Control code
26592703
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 312 pages
Isbn
9780877453772
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
92020164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1479891
Label
Feminist fabulation : space/postmodern fiction, by Marleen S. Barr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Redefining Gendered Space.
  • 3.
  • "A Dream of Flying"
  • 4.
  • Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?
  • 5.
  • All You Need Is Love?
  • III.
  • Reconceiving Narrative Space.
  • 6.
  • Preface: Having "Nunavit"
  • Hesitation, Self-Experiment, Transformation -- Women Mastering Female Narrative.
  • 7.
  • Gender and the Literature of Exhaustion.
  • Afterword: Back to the Future
  • I.
  • Reclaiming Canonical Space.
  • 1.
  • The Feminist Anglo-American Critical Empire Strikes Back.
  • 2.
  • Canonizing the Monstrous
  • II.
Control code
26592703
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 312 pages
Isbn
9780877453772
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
92020164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1479891

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