The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come

The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come

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This book explores how contemporary fantastic fiction by women writers responds to the past and imagines the future. The first two chapters look at revisionist rewritings of fairy tales and historical texts; the third and fourth focus on future-oriented narratives including dystopias and space fiction. Writers considered include Margaret Atwood, Octavia E. Butler, Angela Carter, Ursula K. Le Guin, Doris Lessing, and Jeanette Winterson, among others. The author argues that an analysis of how past and future are understood in women's fantastic fictions brings to light an qethics of becomingq in the texts--a way of interrupting, revising and remaking problematic power structures that are tied to identity markers like class, gender and race. The book reveals how fantastic fiction can be read as narratives of disruption that enable the creation of an ethics of becoming.27 Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future: Essays on Foresight and Fallacy (ed. ... Shifting Paradigms ofJames Camerona#39;s Avatar (Ellen Grabiner, 2012) 35 OfBread, Blood and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy (ed. ... the 1970s (Sanna Lehtonen, 2013) 39 Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963a€“2012 (ed.


Title:The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come
Author: Lauren J. Lacey
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-12-05
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