Moving Beyond the Feminine: Feminist Critical Interpretation and the Short Story

Voskuil, Caryn Maureen
September 2002
Short Story;Fall2002, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p76
Literary Criticism
This essay argues that the unique mythical nature of the science fiction short story may allow one to combat the trend toward the acceptance of the absolute relativity of "truth" and to forestall the trend's effect on social reality, particularly in relation to feminist concerns. Frequency with which science fiction posits humanity's capacity to realize a utopian society, a socially beneficial set of universal truths; Founding of such utopias on humanist ideals.


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