Marleen S. Barr
|Awards||Pilgrim Award, Science Fiction Research Association (1997)|
|Institutions||Fordham University, New York City|
|Main interests||Communication and media studies, particularly science fiction studies|
|Notable ideas||Feminist science fiction criticism|
Marleen Barr teaches communication and media studies at Fordham University, New York City. She is notable for her significant contributions to science fiction studies, for which she won a Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association in 1997. Her primary contributions have been her foundational work in the field of feminist science fiction criticism; her 1981 anthology Future Females: A Critical Anthology "served as an introduction and eye-opener to the field of Feminist Science Fiction."
- Creating Room For A Singularity of Our Own: Reading Sue Lange’s “We, Robots" (2013)
- Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies (2000)
- Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond (1993)
- Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction (1992)
- Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory (1987)
Edited works of criticism
- Future Females: A Critical Anthology (1981) (editor)
- Future Females, The Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism (2000) (editor)
- Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) (editor)
- Reading Science Fiction (2009) (co-editor, with James Gunn and Matthew Candelaria)
- Husband Hunting in Africa (short story, 2016)
- Rudolph The Red Nosed Squirrel or Miracle on 82nd Street: Fiction/Quotation/Exposition (2015)
- Thanksgiving Brunch Mitzvah or, the End of the World for Women (2015)
- The Pen Is Mightier than the Coop Board's Borg Queen: A SF/Memoir (2014)
- Oy It's The Cosmetics, Stupid: Or How Estee Lauder Changed the Post 9/11 World (2013)
- The Birther Committee Inception: An Unreal Manhattan Real Estate Story (2013)
- To The Moon, Said Newt Or Informing New Yorkers That Outer Space Contains Space (2012)
- Oy Pioneer! (novel; 2003)
- Fulbright lectureship, University of Dortmund, Germany (2006)
- Distinguished Scholar grant, Japan (2000)
- Fulbright lectureship, University of Tübingen, Germany (1989–1990)
- Fulbright lectureship to the University of Düsseldorf, Germany (1983–84)
- Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism (1997) Science Fiction Research Association
- The Locus Index to SF Awards, Science Fiction Research Association Awards.
- See, e.g., C. Jason Smith & Ximena Gallardo C., "Oy Science Fiction", Reconstruction v.5, n.4 (Fall 2005) ("Marleen S. Barr is a pioneer of feminist science fiction criticism"); Inez van der Spek, Alien Plots, p.42; David Seed, A Companion to Science Fiction, p.52; etc.
- Lorie Sauble-Otto, "Review of Barr, Future Females", Rocky Mountain Review (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), v.57, n.2 (Fall 2003).
- "Science Fiction Scholar Receives Fulbright," Oct. 10, 2006, Fordham In Focus: Faculty and Research.
- Marleen Barr at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Interview with Marleen S. Barr. Original publication: Smith, C. Jason and Ximena Gallardo C. "Oy Science Fiction: On Genre, Criticism, and Alien Love: An Interview with Marleen S. Barr." Reconstruction: Studies In Contemporary Culture. Vol. 5 No. 4 Fall 2005
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