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Women's Space

Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western

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From the Star Wars expanded universe to Westworld, the science fiction western has captivated audiences for over fifty years. This unique collection concentrates on the female characters in the contemporary science fiction western, addressing themes of power, agency, intersectionality and the body. Discussing popular works such as Fringe, Guardians of the Galaxy and Mass Effect, the essayists shed new light on the gender dynamics of these beloved franchises, emphasizing inclusion and diversity with their critical perspectives.

Author Biography

Melanie A. Marotta is a lecturer in the department of English and language arts at Morgan State University and an editor for the Journal of Science Fiction. Marotta's research focuses on science fiction, young adult literature, the American West, contemporary American literature (in particular African American), and ecocriticism. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Release date NZ
July 30th, 2019
Contributor
Edited by Melanie A. Marotta
Pages
180
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN-13
9781476676609
Product ID
30606581

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