“Woman on the edge of time”: experience of the subject in feminist utopian fiction

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The article centers on the specific features of feminist utopia with the analysis of Marge Piercy’s novel “Woman on the Edge of Time” devoted to the development of the subject against the power of gender stereotypes and instrumental control over nature and human feelings. In contrast with classical utopias, the feminist utopia of care emphasizes values of differences and affinity. The visions of utopia are seen as an essential component of social and existential experience of the subject who undertakes a risky task of travelling beyond the ready-made identities and socially recognized definitions (first of all, binary opposites “normal” / “pathological”).

S V Rudanovskaya

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Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) Miklukho-Maklay Str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

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