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Postmodern Utopias and Feminist Fictions free pdf This study examines feminist speculative fiction from the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, and finds within it a new vision for the future. Rejecting notions of postmodern utopia as exclusionary, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor advances one defined in terms of hospitality, casting what she calls 'imaginative sympathy' as the foundation of utopian desire. Tracing these themes through the works of Atwood, Butler, Lessing and Winterson, as well as those of well-known Muslim feminists such as El Saadawi, Parsipur and Mernissi, Wagner-Lawlor balances literary analysis with innovative extensions of feminist philosophy to show how inclusionary utopian thinking can inform and promote political agency. Examining these contemporary fictions reveals the rewards of attending to a community that acknowledges difference, diversity and the imaginative potential of every human being.

About Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor

Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor is an associate professor of Women's Studies and English at Penn State University. She is author/editor of four books, the most recent of which are this volume, and The Scandal of Susan Sontag (co-edited with Barbara Ching, 2009). She has published numerous articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.

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Author : Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 31 July 2013
ISBN : 1107038359
EAN : 9781107038356
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 250 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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