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Author Bartkowski, Frances, 1948-
Title Feminist utopias / Frances Bartkowski
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1989
book jacket
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  813.54 B2839fe 1989    AVAILABLE    30500100522849
 CLP Library  874.27 B288    AVAILABLE    30580000169925
Descript x, 198 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-194) and index
Remembering and inventing : Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland and Monique Wittig's Les guérillères -- The kinship web : Joanna Russ's The female man and Marge Piercy's Woman on the edge of time -- Of unmen and women : Suzy McKee Charnas's Walk to the end of the world and Motherlines -- The houses of women : Christine Rochefort's Archaois, ou, Le jardin étincelant and E.M. Broner's A weave of women -- No shadow without light : Louky Bersianik's The Eugélionne and Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale.
The utopias envisioned by Edward Bellamy and other novelists late in the nineteenth century were generally blueprints of government. As satellites of men, women were expected to share in the general improvement of society. The resurgence of the feminist movement since the late 1960s has produced a very different kind of utopian literature. Frances Bartkowski explores a body of work that is striking and vital because it reflects the hopes, fears, and desires of women who have glimpsed the possibilities of a bright new world freed from stifling patriarchal structures. Feminist Utopias is a comparative study of the utopian fiction of nine women writers in the United States, France, and Canada. Except for Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland (1915), the prototype for feminist literary utopias, all of the works were published between 1969 and 1986. Bartkowski discusses Monique Wittig's Les Gue;rillᥲes, Joanna Russ's The Female Man, Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time, Suzy McKee Charnas's Motherlines, Christine Rochefort's Archaos, ou le jardin e;tincelant, E. M. Broner's A Weave of Women, Louky Bersianik's The Eugelionne, and two dystopian novels, Charnas's Walk to the End of the World and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale
Link Online version: Bartkowski, Frances, 1948- Feminist utopias. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ñ989 (OCoLC)644254494
Subject Utopian fiction, American -- History and criticism
Utopian fiction, French -- History and criticism
Utopian fiction, French-Canadian -- History and criticism
Dystopian fiction, American -- History and criticism
Dystopian fiction, Canadian -- History and criticism
Feminist fiction, American -- History and criticism
Feminist fiction, French -- History and criticism
Feminist fiction, French-Canadian -- History and criticism
Feminist fiction, Canadian -- History and criticism
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
French fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
French-Canadian fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Canadian fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
French-Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Comparative literature -- American and French
Comparative literature -- French and American
Feminism and literature -- History -- 20th century
Women and literature -- History -- 20th century
Govt. Doc# U5001 T086 -1989
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