Contemporary Women's Fiction and the Fantastic
By (author) Lucie Armitt
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Contemporary Women's Fiction and the Fantastic by Lucie Armitt
Book DescriptionThis volume examines a wide variety of the ways in which the fantastic has impacted upon contemporary women's fiction. Some of the issues addressed include: the importance of the cyborg and the spectre to critical and fictional discourses of gender; the interface between the grotesque and contemporary readings of feminist utopianism; the growing similarity between late twentieth-century gothicism and the magical real. The study is based upon the work of fifteen writers and includes novels by Allende, Atwood, Carter, Head, Morrison, Weldon, Winterson and Wittig.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312226664
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lucie Armitt
Where No Man has Gone Before, Paperback (March 2014)
From Mary Shelley onwards, women writers have played a central role in the shaping and reshaping of the science fiction genre, irrespective of its undeniably patriarchal image. Through a combination of essays on the work of writers such as Doris Lessing and Ursula Le Guin, this anthology takes a step towards redressing the balance.
Twentieth Century Gothic, Paperback (September 2009)
This book covers Gothic writing and film from Henry James to Sarah Waters. Among its primary themes are the role of the ghost in relation to childhood and cultural mourning, the relationship between Gothic Architecture and the 'landscapes' of dream and nightmare and the interface between Gothic and Horror modes of writing.
George Eliot, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Lucie Armitt
Focusing on three of Eliot's most influential and widely-read "Midlands" novels, Lucie Armutt traces the effect of recent critical interpretations upon the reception and teaching of eliot's work, as well as revisiting some of the perspectives offered by the original reviewers and early critics.
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Author Biography - Lucie Armitt
LUCIE ARMITT is Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Bangor. Her previous publications include Theorising the Fantastic and Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction. Her main areas of research interest at present include the nineteenth and twentieth-century ghost story, contemporary magic realism, and, most recently, George Eliot.
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