Close Encounters: Film, Feminism, and Science Fiction

Close Encounters: Film, Feminism, and Science Fiction

by Constance Penley, Elisabeth Lyon, Lynn Spigel, Janet Bergstrom
     
 

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Close Encounters was first published in 1991. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Offers new critical approaches to science fiction as represented in film, television, fan culture, and other non-literary

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Close Encounters was first published in 1991. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Offers new critical approaches to science fiction as represented in film, television, fan culture, and other non-literary media. Addresses the way conventional notions of sexual difference are reworked by science fiction film. Includes the complete script of Peter Wollen's 1987 film Friendship's Death.

Contributors: Raymond Bellour, Janet Bergstrom, Roger Dadoun, Harvey R. Greenberg, M.D., Henry Jenkins III, Enno Patalas, Constance Penley, Vivian Sobchak, Lynn Spigel, and Peter Wollen.

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Ranging from historical analysis and interpretation to psychoanalytic critique, and from avant-garde films to TV sitcoms, this volume (originally published in part as an issue of Camera obscura) addresses the ways in which conventional notions of sexual difference are reworked by science fiction. Illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816619122
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Camera Obscura Book Series
Edition description:
Minnesota Archive Editions
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Bergstrom is a professor in the Department of Television and Film Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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