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Joanna Russ

Gwyneth Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042638
eISBN:
9780252051487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Joanna Russ (1937-2011) was an outstanding writer, critic, and theorist of science fiction at a time when female writers were marginal to the genre, and very few women, perhaps only Judith Merril and ... 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:
Discontinued
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


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:
Discontinued
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


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:
Discontinued
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


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:
Discontinued
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


Jael Rides the Second Wave of Feminism

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter offers detailed analyses of three second wave feminist novels: Johanna Russ’s The Female Man, Aritha van Herk’s The Tent Peg, and Sara Maitland’s Daughter of Jerusalem. All three ... 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:
Discontinued
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


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:
Discontinued
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


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