Human Contradictions in Octavia E. Butler's Work

Editors: Japtok, Martin, Jenkins, Jerry Rafiki (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to the study of African American literature by studying Butler’s complete works
  • Analyzes race, gender, and embodiment in science fiction
  • Addresses power dynamics, post-humanism and responses to exploitation in Butler
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Human Contradictions in Octavia Butler’s Work continues the critical discussions of Butler’s work by offering a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches to Butler’s text. This collection contains original essays that engage Butler’s series (Seed to Harvest, Xenogenesis, Parables), her stand-alone novels (Kindred and Fledgling), and her short stories. The essays explore new facets of Butler’s work and its relevance to philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies, ethnic studies, women’s studies, religious studies, American studies, and U.S. history. The volume establishes new ways of reading this seminal figure in African American literature, science fiction, feminism, and popular culture.


About the authors

Martin Japtok is Associate Professor of English at Palomar College, USA, and has authored Growing Up Ethnic: Nationalism and the Bildungsroman in African American and Jewish American Fiction (2005), edited Postcolonial Perspectives on Women Writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. (2003), and co-edited Authentic Blackness/”Real” Blackness: Essays on the Meaning of Blackness in Literature and Culture (2011) .

Jerry Rafiki Jenkins is Professor of English at Palomar College, USA, and is the author of The Paradox of Blackness in African American Vampire Fiction (2019) and co-editor of Authentic Blackness/”Real” Blackness: Essays on the Meaning of Blackness in Literature and Culture (2011).


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Human Contradictions in Octavia E. Butler’s Work is a solid and stimulating addition to Butler scholarship. The collection covers a wide range of concerns that continue to speak to the times we live in. Through a variety of approaches, it engages with the fullness of Butler’s work and shows how it remains useful for understanding and providing solutions to local and global problems. The volume has an interdisciplinary appeal, and will be of interest to both established and new scholars of different disciplines.” (Raffaella Baccolini, University of Bologna, Italy)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Human Contradictions in Octavia E. Butler’s Work

    Pages 1-12

    Japtok, Martin (et al.)

  • Contextualizing Escape in the Neo-slave Narratives of Octavia Butler’s

    Pages 13-27

    Francis, Allison E.

  • The Somatopic Black Female Body within Archipelagic Space and Time in Octavia Butler’s

    Pages 29-49

    Hamilton, Regina

  • What Is “Love”? Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild”

    Pages 51-71

    Japtok, Martin

  • “Accept the Risk”: Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild” and Institutional Power

    Pages 73-89

    McCoy, Beth A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Contradictions in Octavia E. Butler's Work
Editors
  • Martin Japtok
  • Jerry Rafiki Jenkins
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46625-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46625-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46624-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-46627-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 252
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