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Close Encounters

Film, Feminism, and Science Ficiton

1990

Constance Penley, Elisabeth Lyon, Lynn Spigel, and Janet Bergstrom, editors

Close Encounters

Offers new critical approaches to science fiction as represented in film, television, fan culture, and other non-literary media. Addresses the way conventional notions of sexual difference are reworked by science fiction film. Includes the complete script of Peter Wollen’s 1987 film Friendship’s Death.

Offers new critical approaches to science fiction as represented in film, television, fan culture, and other non-literary media. Addresses the way conventional notions of sexual difference are reworked by science fiction film. Includes the complete script of Peter Wollen’s 1987 film Friendship’s Death.

Contributors: Raymond Bellour, Janet Bergstrom, Roger Dadoun, Harvey R. Greenberg, M.D., Henry Jenkins III, Enno Patalas, Constance Penley, Vivian Sobchak, Lynn Spigel, and Peter Wollen.

Offers new critical approaches to science fiction as represented in film, television, fan culture, and other non-literary media. Addresses the way conventional notions of sexual difference are reworked by science fiction film. Includes the complete script of Peter Wollen’s 1987 film Friendship’s Death.

Contributors: Raymond Bellour, Janet Bergstrom, Roger Dadoun, Harvey R. Greenberg, M.D., Henry Jenkins III, Enno Patalas, Constance Penley, Vivian Sobchak, Lynn Spigel, and Peter Wollen.

Close Encounters

Constance Penley is professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Elisabeth Lyon is associate professor of English and film studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Lynn Spigel is the Frances E. Willard Professor of Screen Cultures at the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Janet Bergstrom is a professor in the Department of Television and Film Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. The four editors serve as coeditors of Camera Obscura: A Journal of Feminism and Film Theory.

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