To Write Like a Woman

To Write Like a Woman

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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 literatureA¬Ďas 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
Author:Joanna Russ
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1995


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