by Marleen S. Barr, Genre Fission Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Genre Fission book, What do Amsterdam prostitutes, NASA astronauts, cross-dressing texts, and Star Trek characters have in common? In Genre Fission, Marleen Barr wittily and eccentrically revitalizes cultural and literary theory by examining the points where such vastly different categories meet, converge, and reemerge as something new.
by Marleen S. Barr, Oy Pioneer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Oy Pioneer book, What would happen if a feminist Jewish wit and scholar invaded David Lodge’s territory? Marleen S. Barr, herself a pioneer in the feminist criticism of science fiction, provides a giddily entertaining answer in this feisty novel. Oy Pioneer! follows professor Sondra Lear as she makes her inimitable way through a world of learning—at times fantastic, at times all too familiar, often hilarious, and always compulsively interesting. As if Mel Brooks and Erica Jong had joined forces to recreate Sex and the City for the intellectual set, the story is a heady mix of Jewish humor, feminist insight, and academic satire. Lear is a tenured radical and a wildly ambitious intellectual, but is subject nonetheless to the husband-hunting imperatives of her Jewish mother. Her adventures expand narrative parameters according to Barr’s term "genre fission." Mixing elements of science fiction, fantasy, ethnic comedy, satire, and authentic experience of academic life, Oy Pioneer! is uncommonly fun—a Jewish feminist scholar’s imaginative text boldly going where no academic satire has gone before—and bringing readers along for an exhilarating ride.
by James Gunn, Reading Science Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reading Science Fiction book, World class contributors introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding how to read science fiction as a genre. Their groundbreaking approach makes teaching science fiction and learning from it a collaborative process, providing an exciting and varied way into this popular field.
by Erik Martiny, A Companion To Poetic Genre Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Poetic Genre book, A Companion to Poetic Genre brings together over 40 contributions from leading academics to provide critical overviews of poetic genres and their modern adaptations. Covers a large range of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, Ireland, North America, Japan and the Caribbea Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most recent renderings The only full-length critical collection to deal with modern adaptations of poetic genres Contributors include Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and many other notable scholars of poetry and poetics
by Amir Kalan, Sociocultural And Power Relational Dimensions Of Multilingual Writing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sociocultural And Power Relational Dimensions Of Multilingual Writing book, This book examines the writing practices of three adult multilingual writers through the prism of their writing in English as an additional language. It illustrates some of the social, cultural and political contexts of the writers’ literacy activities and discusses how these impact their literate and intellectual lives. It reflects on the para- and meta-textual dimensions of writing because organic writing practices are almost always performed within sociocultural and power-relational contexts. In our highly compartmentalized educational structures, writing education has been severed from those organic components, focusing mainly on writing stylistics. This book proposes creating space for organic writing practices in our everyday writing pedagogies, and argues for a writing pedagogy that acknowledges the complex interactions of social, emotional and identity-related layers of writing.
by Marge Piercy, Envisioning The Future Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Envisioning The Future book, 13 writers speculate on the future of SF. Contributors include James Gunn, Harlan Ellison, Marge Piercy, Kim Stanley Robinson and Walter Mosley.
by O’Brien Stanley,, Martian Pictures Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Martian Pictures book, Mars has long served as a blank canvas for illustrating society’s aspirations and anxieties—a science fiction setting for exploring our “future history.” Covering a wide array of films from Soviet propaganda to Hollywood blockbusters, the authors examine a range of themes and concepts in motion pictures about Mars—attitudes about women, fear of government, environmental issues—and how these depictions changed over time. A complete filmography provides a concise summary of each film discussed.
by Gloria McMillan, Orbiting Ray Bradbury S Mars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Orbiting Ray Bradbury S Mars book, This essay collection explores the life and work of science fiction doyen Ray Bradbury from a variety of perspectives. Noting the impact of the Southwest on Bradbury, some of the essays analyze Bradbury’s southwest metaphors: colonial pollution of a pristine ecology, the impacts of a colonial invasion upon an indigenous population, the meeting of cultures with different values and physical aspects. Other essays view Bradbury via the lens of post-colonialism, drawing parallels between such works as The Martian Chronicles and real-life colonialism and its effects. Another essay views Bradbury sociologically, analyzing border issues in his 1947 New Yorker story “I See You Never,” written long before the issue of Mexican deportees appeared on the American literary horizon. From the scientific side, four essays by astronomers document how Bradbury formed the minds of many budding scientists with his vision. On August 22, 2012, the Martian landing site of the Curiosity rover in the Gale Crater was named “Bradbury.” This honor shows that Bradbury forms a significant link between the worlds of fiction and planetary science.