Marleen S. Barr

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Marleen Barr
AwardsPilgrim Award, Science Fiction Research Association (1997)
Academic work
InstitutionsFordham University, New York City
Main interestsCommunication and media studies, particularly science fiction studies
Notable ideasFeminist 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.[1] Her primary contributions have been her foundational work in the field of feminist science fiction criticism;[2] her 1981 anthology Future Females: A Critical Anthology "served as an introduction and eye-opener to the field of Feminist Science Fiction."[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Original criticism[edit]

Edited works of criticism[edit]

  • 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)




  1. ^ The Locus Index to SF Awards, Science Fiction Research Association Awards Archived 2007-04-12 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Lorie Sauble-Otto, "Review of Barr, Future Females", Rocky Mountain Review (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), v.57, n.2 (Fall 2003).
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  5. ^ "Science Fiction Scholar Receives Fulbright Archived 2007-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.," Oct. 10, 2006, Fordham In Focus: Faculty and Research.

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