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The lesbian fantastic : a critical study of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and gothic writings

Author: Phyllis M Betz
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis M Betz
ISBN: 9780786458851 0786458852
OCLC Number: 689522303
Description: viii, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: reading lesbians reading fantasy --
Once upon a time: historical backgrounds and contexts --
Here be monsters: lesbian gothic --
In a kingdom far away: lesbian fantasy --
Beyond the known galaxy: lesbian science fiction --
Blurring the lines: mixed genre --
Conclusion: such stuff as dreams are made on.
Responsibility: Phyllis M. Betz.

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"This work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture"--Provided by publisher.

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"Betz is astute in underscoring how lesbian-authored fantasy can provide a framework for being different, for accepting differences in others, and for recognizing that one's desires are not evil or Read more...

 
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