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Author-izing the Female: Women Loving Women Loving Women

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

To confront patriarchy's definition of the woman as the ‘eternal’ non-writer, ‘essentialist’ feminist discourses construct a female literary tradition based on a shared biology. Joanna Russ takes ... More


The Great, Grand Palimpsest of Me: Fragmented Locations and Identities

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Due to its speculative possibilities, science fiction functions as a discursive space that makes it ideally suited for narrative experiments with alternative identities. By placing another version of ... More


Vampires, Cyborgs and Disguises: Politics of the Theatrical

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Feminism(s) have had to reevaluate all-encompassing theories about ‘women’ and their ‘oppression’ in ‘patriarchy’. Owing to the totalising claims of the ‘information society’ over all aspects of ... More


Life

Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter continues with the equation of the child in relation to the future, taking up the centrality of reproduction to any ethics premised on human survival. Through a reading of Joanna ... More


The Act of Telling: Who is the Subject of Narrative Action?

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The stories of women's agency created in Joanna Russ's fiction are politically significant not in and of themselves, but in how they strive to relate to the material existence of women outside the ... More


Lesbian Existence: Impossible Dreams of Exteriority

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Radical feminist thinkers such as Adrienne Rich, Mary Daly, and Andrea Dworkin, who have been linked to Julia Kristeva's second moment in feminism, argue that heterosexual intercourse contributes to ... More


Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Jeanne Cortiel

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This major study of the work of Joanna Russ provides an introduction to the major feminist issues relevant to her work and assesses its development. The book looks at the function of woman-based ... More


Acts of Violence: Representations of Androcide

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Throughout her career as a writer, Joanna Russ has continuously transformed and developed androcide as a means to give female characters power and credibility. This is evident in the stories ... More


The Revolutionary Act: A Dialectic of Sex/Gender in The Female Man

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her novel The Female Man, Joanna Russ partially shares the radical materialist feminist premise that positions women as a sex-class in a dual system of oppression created by patriarchy and ... More


Patterns of Innocence: The Rescue of the Female Child

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality’, Adrienne Rich talks about the ‘lesbian continuum’, a community of women that incorporates multiple forms of woman-woman relationships. The lesbian continuum reveals ... More


‘Something Like a Fiction’: Speculative Intersections of Sexuality and Technology

Veronica Hollinger

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses a range of science fiction texts from the 1930s to the present, in which technology and sexuality are both played or intersected figuratively in the form of the cyborg. The ... More


Patterns of Experience: Sappho and the Erotics of the Generation Gap

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between rescuer and rescued in Joanna Russ's 1967 short story ‘Bluestocking’ (1967) may be associated with Elaine Marks's ‘Sappho model’. The Sappho myth has been invoked to ... More


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