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Feminist Popular Fiction
 
 
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25 Sep 2001
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An examination of feminist writers' appropriation of a range of popular genres: detective fiction, science fiction, romance and the fairy tale. The author argues that feminists can successfully appropriate all four genres because genres, as cultural productions, have accommodated the cultural changes brought about by second-wave feminism. The book provides a history of each of the genres, reinstating women's contributions in those histories, and a comprehensive review of the feminist critical debates on each of the genres.


Description

An examination of feminist writers' appropriation of a range of popular genres: detective fiction, science fiction, romance and the fairy tale. The author argues that feminists can successfully appropriate all four genres because genres, as cultural productions, have accommodated the cultural changes brought about by second-wave feminism. The book provides a history of each of the genres, reinstating women's contributions in those histories, and a comprehensive review of the feminist critical debates on each of the genres.


Reviews

'...this book is a good introduction to feminist popular fiction...' - Nancy St. Clair, Science Fiction Studies


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Unlashing the Genres
Feminism and Genre Fiction
The Romance
The Fairy Tale
Detective Fiction
Science Fiction
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index


Authors

MERJA MAKINEN is Principal Lecturer in English Literary Studies at Middlesex University. She has published Female Fetishism: A New Look with Lorraine Gamman, Joyce Cary: A Descriptive Bibliography, and a number of essays on Angela Carter.