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Biology and manners : essays on the worlds and works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Author: Regina Yung Lee; Una McCormack
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
An essay collection that significantly expands previous scholarly writing on award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold, arguing for the significant contributions her works make to feminist and queer thought, disability studies and fan studies.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
[Place of publication not identified] : LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 2020
Named Person: Lois McMaster Bujold; Lois McMaster Bujold
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Regina Yung Lee; Una McCormack
ISBN: 9781789627534 1789627532
OCLC Number: 1160193753
Notes: Proceedings of a one-day conference, Biology and manners: the worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold, held in Cambridge, UK, August 20, 2014.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Editions and Abbreviations --
Section 1: The Emergence of Bujold Studies --
Introduction: The Emergence of Bujold Studies --
The History of Scholarship on Lois McMaster Bujold's Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Feminist Bibliographic Essay --
Section 2 : Bujold's Women --
Untimely Graces: Gender, Failure, and Sainthood in Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin of Souls --
You Wish to Have the Curse Reversed?: Traditional Narrative Motifs of Gender Reconfigured in Bujold's Chalion Novels In Quiet Converse: The Intertextual Speaking of Madame Vorsoisson and Miss Price --
Section 3: Heroes' Journeys --
The Shape of a Hero's Soul: Exploring the Paradox of Fate and Free Will in The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls --
The Road and the River: Genre-Neering a Future in The Sharing Knife Series --
Pain Made Holy: Narratives of Disability and Pain in The Curse of Chalion --
Section 4: Potential Futures and Imagined Pasts --
Queering Barrayar: The Uterine Replicator in Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen 'What you need is a liege lord': Futuristic Feudalism in The Warrior's Apprentice --
Womb with a View: Ectogenesis in Ethan of Athos and Brave New World --
Section 5: Holy Families --
The Holy Family: Divine Queerness in The Curse of Chalion and The Hallowed Hunt --
The Bastard Balances All: The Essential Other in Bujold's Queer Theology --
Section 6: Beyond the Books --
The Naismith Stratagem: Authenticity and Adaptation in Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga: Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game --
Canon Compliance and Creative Analysis in Vorkosigan Saga Fan Fiction Appendix 1: Conference Proceedings --
About the Contributors --
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
Other Titles: Biology & manners
Responsibility: edited by Regina Yung Lee and Una McCormack.


The fourteen essays collected here provide wide-ranging scholarly analysesof Bujold's work and worlds so far, covering not only the science fiction and fantasyseries, but taking into account the  Read more...


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