Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions: Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $124.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 16%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $124.95   
  • New (3) from $124.95   
  • Used (3) from $127.75   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$124.95
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10047)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$127.75
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(182)

Condition: Good
0415804418 USED BOOK in good condition| No supplements| Normal wear to cover, edges, spine, corners, and pages | Writing / highlighting | Inventory stickers | Satisfaction ... guaranteed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Punta Gorda, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$135.15
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4442)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$142.30
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17455)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$176.88
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17455)

Condition: Like New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$176.89
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(5)

Condition: Very Good
2010 Hardback NEAR FINE This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to ... the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 15 working days. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Stroud, Glos, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Since the 1980s, an increasing number of black writers have begun publishing speculative-fantastic fictions such as fantasy, gothic, utopian and science fiction. Writing into two literary traditions that are conventionally considered separate — white speculative genres and black literary-cultural traditions — the texts integrate an African American sensibility of the past within the present, with speculative fiction’s sensibility of the present within the future.

Thaler takes stock of this trend by proposing that the growing number of texts has brought forth a genre of its own. She analyzes recent fictions by Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson as in-between color-coded literary and cultural traditions by paying particular attention to concepts of literary history and time as well as postcolonial notions of hybridity and mimicry, race, and identity. The study treads on new ground since it not only offers a broader scope of the various speculative genres in which established and emerging black authors currently publish, but also shows that these fictions contest conventionally accepted notions of white genres and black traditions and, in consequence, of (post-)postmodern literature and popular fiction.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Thaler's contribution is a welcome addition to the study of trans-Atlantic studies, to writing about the African Diaspora, and, above all, to speculative fiction. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students should find Thaler's analysis of black Atlantic sf stimulating and rewarding." - Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

"Blazes a new trail... well-researched, insightful, and coherently argued. It represents an important addition to the scholarly criticism on American literature in general and Black Atlantic literature and Popular Culture Studies in particular. This monograph will hopefully pique the interest of more scholars to further explore the intricacies of this long-neglected yet vibrant field of research." - Marie-Luise Loffler, Amerikastudien, American Studies: A Quarterly

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Ingrid Thaler is Coordinator at the International Relations and Research Unit, University of Hagen, Germany

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: White Genres, Black Traditions? Anansi, Peter Parker, and Other Tropes 1: The Meaning of the Past? Allegory in Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed (1980) 2: Traveling through Time: Vampire Fiction and the Black Atlantic in Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories (1991) 3: Dystopian Future and Utopian Vision: Surviving Apocalypse in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower (1993) 4: A Better Future? Ambiguity, Cyberpunk, and Caribbean Syncretism in Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber (2000) Conclusion: The Virtual Subculture of Black Atlantic Speculative Fiction Play It Forward: Black Atlantic Speculative Fiction and Its Futures Notes Bibliography Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)