Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction

Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction

by Marleen S. Barr

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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 ignore.

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ISBN-13: 9781587290114
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 11/01/1992
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Marleen Barr is an associate professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  She is the author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory, editor of Future Females: A Critical Anthology, and coeditor of Discontented Discourses: Feminism/Textual Intervention/ Psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

Preface: Having "Nunavit"
I. Reclaiming Canonical Space
1.The Feminist Anglo-American Critical Empire Strikes Back
2.Canonizing the Monstrous
II. 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. Hesitation, Self-Experiment, Transformation-Women Mastering Female Narrative
7. Gender and the Literature of Exhaustion
Afterword: Back to the Future

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