Our Blessed Rebel Queen: Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia is the first full-length exploration of Carrie Fisher’s career as actress, writer, and advocate. Fisher’s entangled relationship with the iconic Princess Leia is a focal point of this volume and is set for release October 5, 2021 with Wayne State University Press.
Editors Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk have assembled a collection that engages with the multiple interfaces between Fisher’s most famous character and her other life-giving work. The contributors offer insights into Fisher as science-fiction idol, author, feminist inspiration, and Lucasfilm commodity.
Tanya D. Zuk investigates the use of Princess Leia and Carrie images during the Women’s March as memetic reconfigurations of historical propaganda to leverage political and fannish ideological positions.
Tanya D. Zuk is completing her Ph.D. in moving image studies, where her research focuses on canonical collaborative authorship in alternative queer media audiences. Her work has been published in Transformative Works and Cultures, the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and In Media Res, where she was managing editor in 2019. For more information and cover image download visit https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/our-blessed-rebel-queen