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American Literature

Samuel Delany’s Heterotopia

August 11, 2021

Samuel Delany uses the term heterotopia as a subtitle of a novel which grapples with identity, sex, and gender. It focuses on how things and concepts such as gender can become impossible to name. […]

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Feminist Separatist Utopia in “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?”

July 1, 2021

“Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” explores gender roles and masculinity but also different approaches to gender relations. The novella does not offer neatly packaged comfortable perspectives. In fact one wonders if the world we journeyed into was a utopia or a dystopia. […]

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