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Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic

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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

fiction novel realism women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WalesBangorUK

About the authors

LUCIE ARMITT is Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Bangor. Her previous publications include Theorising the Fantastic and Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction. Her main areas of research interest at present include the nineteenth and twentieth-century ghost story, contemporary magic realism, and, most recently, George Eliot.

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