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The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative Books

  • Autor: Sandra Jackson
  • Editor: Routledge
  • Relaese Date: 04 March 2015
  • ISBN: 113886451X
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: pages
  • File Size: 39MB
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Description The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative de Sandra Jackson:

This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism - literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes- issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler- selected work of Nalo Hopkinson- the utopian and dystopian impulse in the work of W.E. B. Du Bois and George Schuyler- Derrick Bell's Space Traders- the Star Trek Franchise- female protagonists through the lens of race and gender in the Alien and Predator film franchises- science fiction in the Caribbean Diaspora- commentary on select African films regarding near-future narratives- as well as a science fiction/speculative literature writer's discussion of why she writes and how. This book was published as a special issue of African Identities: An International Journal. Sandra Jackson is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at DePaul University. Julie Moody-Freeman is an Associate Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.

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