Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic

  • Lucie Armitt

About this book


This volume examines a wide variety of the ways in which the fantastic has impacted upon contemporary women's fiction. Some of the issues addressed include: the importance of the cyborg and the spectre to critical and fictional discourses of gender; the interface between the grotesque and contemporary readings of feminist utopianism; the growing similarity between late twentieth-century gothicism and the magical real. The study is based upon the work of fifteen writers and includes novels by Allende, Atwood, Carter, Head, Morrison, Weldon, Winterson and Wittig.


fiction novel realism women

Authors and affiliations

  • Lucie Armitt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WalesBangorUK

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