Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond

Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond (Paperback)

£51.50
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 01/11/1993 ISBN-13: 9780807844212  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

Marleen S. Barr, associate professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory and Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction.

More books by Marleen S. Barr

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Help! My Child Hates School: An...
(Paperback)
Mara Linaberger
 
 
£12.95
 

Currently out of stock

Controversies in Law and Sport
(Paperback)
Curtis Fogel
 
 
£20.00
 

Currently out of stock

The Fires of Adversity in Latin...
(Paperback)
Faith Mishina
 
 
£20.00
 

Currently out of stock

It Matters: Looking for the Good...
(Paperback)
Amy Lynne
 
 
£9.99
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
Why Little Women is the Perfect Christmas Read
15/12/2017

Publisher of the Macmillan Collectors Library, Harriet Sanders, celebrates the arrival on tv this Christmas of Little Women

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd