WorldCat Identities

Roberts, Robin 1957-

Works: 9 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 3,465 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A255, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Roberts
A new species : gender and science in science fiction by Robin Roberts( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion by Robin Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first woman to win the Hugo Award (given annually by the World Science Fiction convention) and the Nebula Award (given annually by the Science Fiction Writers of America), Anne McCaffrey has invented many worlds of science fiction. Her series The Dragonriders of Pern has become one of the most widely read in science fiction history. This is the first complete critical study of her work. It examines all of her novels to date, both individual and series, and reveals
Anne McCaffrey : a life with dragons by Robin Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the biography of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (b. 1926) is one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She is the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who creates and re-creates her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey has been a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre."--Publisher's website
Sexual generations : "Star trek, the next generation" and gender by Robin Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies first : women in music videos by Robin Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book and video that show how the world of music video has thrust feminism to the forefront
Ladies first : women in music videos by Robin Roberts( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of music videos featuring feminism
A new species: the female tradition in science fiction from Mary Shelley to Doris Lessing by Robin Roberts( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subversive spirits : the female ghost in British and American popular culture by Robin Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" The supernatural has become extraordinarily popular in literature, television, and film. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches, and wizard have become staples of entertainment industries, and many of these figures have received extensive critical attention. But one figure has remained in the shadows--the female ghost. Inherently liminal, often literally invisible, the female ghost has nevertheless appeared in all genres. Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture brings this figure into the light, exploring her cultural significance in a variety of media from 1926 to 2014. Robin Roberts argues that the female ghost is well worth studying for what she can tell us about feminine subjectivity in cultural contexts. Subversive Spirits examines appearances of the female ghost in heritage sites, theater, Hollywood film, literature, and television in the United States and the United Kingdom. What holds these disparate female ghosts together is their uncanny ability to disrupt, illuminate, and challenge gendered assumptions. As with other supernatural figures, the female ghost changes over time, especially responding to changes in gender roles. Roberts's analysis begins with comedic female ghosts in literature and film and moves into horror by examining the successful play The Woman in Black and the legend of the weeping woman, La Llorona. Roberts then situates the canonical works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Toni Morrison in the tradition of the female ghost to explore how the ghost is used to portray the struggle and pain of women of color. Roberts further analyzes heritage sites that use the female ghost as the friendly and inviting narrator for tourists. The book concludes with a comparison of the British and American versions of the television hit Being Human, where the female ghost expands her influence to become a mother and savior to all humanity."--
Ladies first : women in music videos( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.03 for Anne McCaf ... to 0.95 for Ladies fir ...)

A new species : gender and science in science fiction
Alternative Names
Roberts Ann Robin 1957-....

Roberts, Robin Ann 1957-

English (59)

Anne McCaffrey : a critical companionAnne McCaffrey : a life with dragonsSexual generations : "Star trek, the next generation" and genderLadies first : women in music videosLadies first : women in music videos