Ignoring the fact that I have two essays due in the next few months, plus some others in various stages of process (meaning at editors who will no doubt have suggestions for rewrites), the mere fact that summer approaches means that New Ideas are surfacing, and one will not go away.
An annotated bibliography of sff that features female characters who are older.
I've done some searches online and don't see any existing one (though some great discussions and one fantastic amazing resource popped up). I don't see this as an academic project (in the sense of publication), more as an open-access one with the only planned publication being here on Dreamwidth.
To maintain some limits and time control, I currently plan to focus only on print works and to focus first on women authors. This may be a WIP for some time, so those limits may change in future.
I'm starting my own list, and some of the links below include possibilities.
If you care to contribute any suggestions, feel free to drop names and titles below (full credit will be given for all suggestions of course).
I'm interested in secondary characters as well as protagonists.
Links from first Google searches:
Middle Aged Women Fantasy
Sleeps with Monsters Liz Bourke 2013
Catherine Lundoff's Dreamwidth
Brilliant annotated bibliography by Rebecca Marrall at my alma mater, Western Washington Universityhttp://cedar.wwu.edu/cedarbooks/8/