Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313054746
  • ISBN-13: 9780313054747
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Works of science fiction and fantasy increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women writers. This book examines women's contributions to science fiction and fantasy across a range of media and genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, film, television, art, comics, graphic novels, and music. Volume 1 offers survey essays on major topics, such as sexual identities, fandom, women's writing groups, and feminist spirituality. Volume 2 provides alphabetically arranged entries on more specific subjects, such as Hindu mythology, Toni Morrison, magical realism, and Margaret Atwood. Entries are written by expert contributors and cite works for further reading, and the set closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Students and general readers love science fiction and fantasy. And science fiction and fantasy works increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women. Older works demonstrate attitudes toward women in times past, while more recent works grapple with contemporary social issues. This book helps students use science fiction and fantasy to understand the contributions of women writers, the representation of women in the media, and the experiences of women in society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: The Middle Ages.
2: Nineteenth-Century Fiction.
3: Nineteenth-Century Poetry.
4: Fantasy, 1900–1959: Novels and Short Fiction.
5: Science Fiction, 1900–1959: Novels and Short Fiction.
6: Comics, 1900–1959.
7: Fantasy, 1960–2005: Novels and Short Fiction.
8: Science Fiction, 1960–2005: Novels and Short Fiction.
9: Comics, 1960–2005.
10: Genre Poetry: Twentieth Century.
11: Fantasy Film: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
12: Science Fiction Film: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
13: Anime and Manga.
14: Television: Twentieth Century.
15: Music: Twentieth Century.
16: Gaming.
17: Men Writing Women.
18: Heroes or Sheroes.
19: Intersections of Race and Gender.
20: Intersections of Class and Gender.
21: Intersections of Age and Gender.
22: Speculating Sexual Identities.
23: Science.
24: Feminist Spirituality.
25: The Creation of Literature for the Young.
26: Girls and the Fantastic.
27: Fandom.
28: WisCon.
29: The James Tiptree Jr. Award.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index 1.