The lesbian fantastic : a critical study of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and gothic writings / Phyllis M. Betz

Author(s): Betz, Phyllis M. (Phyllis Marie), 1953-
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Subjects: Lesbians' writings, American--History and criticism
Lesbians in literature
American fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
Science fiction, American--History and criticism
Fantasy fiction, American--History and criticism
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: viii, 203 p. ; 23 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011002053
ISBN: 9780786458851 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786458852 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: reading lesbians reading fantasy -- Once upon a time: historical backgrounds and contexts -- Here be monsters: lesbian gothic -- In a kingdom far away: lesbian fantasy -- Beyond the known galaxy: lesbian science fiction -- Blurring the lines: mixed genre -- Conclusion: such stuff as dreams are made on
Summary: "This work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 689522303
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786458851