Gender Questions and Feminist Science Fiction

Contributor(s): The Great Courses (Firm) [dst] | Kanopy (Firm) [dst]Publisher number: 1239694 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2016Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Education, Primary | LiteratureGenre/Form: Educational films Online resources: A Kanopy streaming video | Cover Image Summary: One stereotype science fiction still hasn't fully shaken off is that it is a predominantly male genre. Originally, the audience was assumed to be male because science fiction often featured similar themes of exploration, war, and domination that characterized the Western genre. This idea was so prevalent that female science fiction writers were often only successful when writing under a male pseudonym or gender-ambiguous nom de plume. Look at how far the genre has progressed, with famous authors such as Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood, and consider how much work remains to be done..
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One stereotype science fiction still hasn't fully shaken off is that it is a predominantly male genre. Originally, the audience was assumed to be male because science fiction often featured similar themes of exploration, war, and domination that characterized the Western genre. This idea was so prevalent that female science fiction writers were often only successful when writing under a male pseudonym or gender-ambiguous nom de plume. Look at how far the genre has progressed, with famous authors such as Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood, and consider how much work remains to be done..

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