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Science Fiction's Women
Transcript of Science Fiction's Women
ENG2502 "Science Fiction and Society"
March 13, 2014
Dr Camilla Ulleland Hoel
--Brian Attebery, qtd in Merrick "Gender in Science Fiction",
"The master narrative of science has always been told in sexual terms. It represents knowledge, innovation, and even perception as masculine, while nature, the passive object of exploration, is described as feminine"
Margaret Cavendish (1666)
The Description of a New World Called the Blazing-World
Mary E. Bradley Lane (1880-81)
Mizora: A Prophecy: A Mss. Found Among the Private Papers of Princess Vera Zarovitch: Being a True and Faithful Account of her Journey to the Interior of the Earth, with a Careful Description of the Country and its Inhabitants, their Customs, Manners, and Government.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915)
C. L. Moore
"No Woman Born" (1944)
James Tiptree, Jr
(Alice Bradley Sheldon)
"The Women Men
Don't See" (1973)
"Houston, Houston, Do You Read? (1976)
The Female Man
"When it Changed" (1972)
We Who Are About To...
Patternist series (1976-84)
Lilith's Brood (1987-2000)
gender vs sex
"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman"
--Simone de Beauvoir,
The Second Sex