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Science fiction, canonization, marginalization, and the academy

Author: Gary Westfahl; George Edgar Slusser
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 97.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores a wide range of topics related to the place of science fiction in literary studies. It includes academic attitudes toward science fiction, the role of journals and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Science fiction, canonization, marginalization, and the academy.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606751001
Online version:
Science fiction, canonization, marginalization, and the academy.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)609347549
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Westfahl; George Edgar Slusser
ISBN: 0313320640 9780313320644
OCLC Number: 47255312
Description: vi, 179 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Masters of the Literary Universe / Gary Westfahl 1 --
Part I. Overviews: Science Fiction and the Academy --
2. Literary Gatekeepers and the Fabril Tradition / Tom Shippey 7 --
3. Seven Types of Chopped Liver: My Adventures in the Genre Wars / Frank McConnell 25 --
4. The Things Women Don't Say / Susan Kray 37 --
5. Why the Academy Is Afraid of Dragons: The Suppression of the Marvelous in Theories of the Fantastic / Jonathan Langford 51 --
Part II. Mechanisms of Canonization --
6. The Arthur C. Clarke Award and Its Reception in Britain / Edward James 67 --
7. Popes or Tropes: Defining the Grails of Science Fiction / Joseph D. Miller 79 --
8. Science Fiction Eye and the Rebellion against Recursion / Stephen P. Brown 89 --
9. Authorities, Canons, and Scholarship: The Role of Academic Journals / Arthur B. Evans 95 --
Part III. Case Studies in Marginalization --
10. Multiculturalism and the Cultural Dynamics of Classic American Science Fiction / George Slusser 103 --
11. Science Fiction in the Academies of History and Literature; Or, History and the Use of Science Fiction / Farah Mendlesohn 119 --
12. (E)raced Visions: Women of Color and Science Fiction in the United States / Elyce Rae Helford 127 --
13. Hard Magic, Soft Science: The Marginalization of Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason's Assemblers of Infinity and Bruce Boston's Stained Glass Rain / Howard V. Hendrix 139 --
14. White Men Can't ... : (De)centering Authority and Jacking into Phallic Economies in William Gibson's Count Zero / Joseph Childers, Townsend Carr, Regna Meenk 151 --
Bibliography of Works Related to Science Fiction, Canonization, and Marginalization 161.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 97.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Westfahl and George Slusser.

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