Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

᠖ Get Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction for free ᡄ PDF by Wendy Gay Pearson ᢎ ᠖ Get Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction for free ᡄ PDF by Wendy Gay Pearson ᢎ Contestations over the meaning and practice of sexuality have become increasingly central to cultural self definition and critical debates over issues of identity, citizenship and the definition of humanity itself In an era when a religious authority can declare lesbians antihuman while some nations legalise same sex marriage and are becoming increasingly tolerant of a variety of non normative sexualities, it is hardly surprising that science fiction, in turn, takes up the task of imagining a diverse range of queer and not so queer futures The essays in Queer Universes investigate both contemporary and historical practices of representing sexualities and genders in science fiction literature Queer Universes opens with Wendy Pearson s award winning essay on reading sf queerly and goes on to include discussions about sextrapolation in New Wave science fiction, stray penetration in William Gibson s cyberpunk fiction, the queering of nature in ecofeminist science fiction, and the radical challenges posed to conventional science fiction in the work of important writers such as Samuel R Delany, Ursula K Le Guin, and Joanna Russ In addition, Queer Universes offers an interview with Nalo Hopkinson and a conversation about queer lives and queer fictions by authors Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge.Wendy Pearson is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University Veronica Hollinger is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Trent University Joan Gordon is Associate Professor of English at Nassau Community College. Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

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    • 1846315018
    • Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction
    • Wendy Gay Pearson
    • Anglais
    • 16 October 2016
    • 256 pages

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