Joanna Russ has written extensively - as novelist, short story writer, and critic - on feminism, science fiction, and fantasy. These essays, spanning almost twenty years of that career, range from Russ's consideration of the aesthetic of science fiction to a reading of Willa Cather's lesbian identity as it emerges in her writing. To Write Like a Woman includes essays on horror stories and the supernatural: feminist utopias; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the qmotherq of science fiction; popular literature for women (the qmodern gothicq); what the fascination with qtechnologyq often hides in popular culture, especially in science fiction movies and Star Trek; and the feminist education of graduate students in English. As a writer, Russ also addresses theorists and critics of literatureAas they address her own work and the work of other writers.In 1977 her target is the mystification of technology (in this coruscating essay she uses a delightfully convincing model of physical addiction to help explain the constant occurrence in endless conferences of aquot;non-discourseaquot; about thisanbsp;...
|Title||:||To Write Like a Woman|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 1995|