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Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic

Authors: Armitt, L.

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This 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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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Armitt, Lucie

  • The Grotesque Utopia: Joanna Russ, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, Jane Palmer and Monique Wittig

    Pages 15-38

    Armitt, Lucie

  • Chronotopes and Cyborgs: Octavia Butler, Joanna Russ, Fay Weldon and Marge Piercy

    Pages 39-65

    Armitt, Lucie

  • Vampires and the Unconscious: Marge Piercy, Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison and Bessie Head

    Pages 66-101

    Armitt, Lucie

  • Ghosts and (Narrative) Ghosting: Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and Toni Morrison

    Pages 102-129

    Armitt, Lucie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Lucie Armitt
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59899-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230598997
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-69452-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22666-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-69453-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 257
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