An examination of feminist writers' appropriation of a range of popular genres: detective fiction, science fiction, romance and the fairy tale. The author argues that feminists can successfully appropriate all four genres because genres, as cultural productions, have accommodated the cultural changes brought about by second-wave feminism. The book provides a history of each of the genres, reinstating women's contributions in those histories, and a comprehensive review of the feminist critical debates on each of the genres.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Merja Makinen is Principal Lecturer in English Literary Studies at Middlesex University.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction: Unlashing the Genres Feminism and Genre Fiction The Romance The Fairy Tale Detective Fiction Science Fiction Endnotes Bibliography Index