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The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture
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The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. II Howard

Abstract

In chapters devoted to individual television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, the authors collected in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture discuss feminist negotiation of today’s economic and social realities through the image of the fantastic female. Senior scholars and rising academic stars address figures from Wonder Woman and She-Hulk to Talia Al Ghul and Martha Washington; from Battlestar Gallactica’s female Starbuck to Game of Thrones’ Sansa; and from Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville to Cinda Williams Chima’s The Seven Realms.

Keywords: Media, Feminism, Superhero(es), Gender Studies, Fantasy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496808714
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elyce Rae Helford, editor
Middle Tennessee State University

Shiloh Carroll, editor
Tennessee State University

Sarah Gray, editor
Langston University

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Introduction

Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II

Part I The Making of Today’s Woman Fantastic

Part II Expanding the Horizons of the Woman Fantastic

Part III The Woman Fantastic in Social and Theoretical Context

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