Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education

Possibilities of the Subject in Feminist Utopian Fiction "Woman on the Edge of Time"

Authors
Svetlana Rudanovskaya
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Svetlana Rudanovskaya
Available Online May 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.31How to use a DOI?
Keywords
literary utopia; Marge Piercy; feminist subject; care; differences; life; nature
Abstract
The article offers an analysis of the social and existential experience represented in "Woman on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy. In contrast with classical utopias, this novel emphasizes a figure of a caring person who understands others and resists the mechanisms of total control over nature and human emotions. The development of the subject is revealed as a risky task of travelling beyond the ready-made identities and generally recognized concepts (first of all, binary opposites "normal" / "pathological") in search of authentic social relations.
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