Author: Gary Westfahl
ISFDB Record Number: 103657
Synopsis: WorldCat: "Science fiction occupies a peculiar place in the academic study of literature. For decades, scholars have looked at science fiction with disdain and have criticized it for being inferior to other types of literature. But despite the sentiments of these traditionalists, many works of science fiction engage recognized canonical texts, such as the Odyssey, and many traditionally canonical works contain elements of science fiction. More recently, the canon has been subject to revision, as scholars have deliberately sought to include works that reflect diversity and have participated in the serious."
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- Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy, (Jan 2002, Gary Westfahl, publ. Greenwood Press (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy #97), 0-313-32064-0, $63.95, vi+182pp, hc) - [VERIFIED]