The girl in the text / edited by Ann Smith
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- vii, 249 pages ; 23 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Smith, Ann, PhD in Feminist Literary Theory
- Transnational girlhoods ; volume 1
- Naughtiest girls, go girls, and glitterbombs : exploding schoolgirl fictions / Lucinda McKnight -- "This is my story" : the reclaiming of girls' education discourses in Malala Yousafzai's -- Autobiography / Rosie Walters -- The girl : dead 39 / Fiona Nelson -- Girl constructed in two nonfiction texts : sexual subject? desired object? / Mary Ann Harlan -- Perfect love in a better world : same-sex attraction between girls / Wendy L. Rouse -- Narrating muslim girlhood in the Pakistani cityscape of graphic narratives / Tehmina Pirzada -- Confronting girl-bullying and gaining voice in two novels by Nicholasa Mohr / Barbara Roche Rico -- "Like Alice, I was brave" : the girl in the text in olemaun's residential school narratives / Roxanne Harde -- Girl, interrupted and continued : rethinking the influence of Elena Fortun's Celia / Ana Puchau de Lecea -- Lolita speaks : disrupting Nabokov's "aesthetic bliss" / Michele Meek -- Hope chest : demythologizing girlhood in Kate Bernheimer's trilogy / Catriona McAra -- The girl in the gif : reading the self into girlfriendship / Akane Kanai -- Girls' perspectives on (mis)representations of girlhood in hegemonic media texts / Paula MacDowell -- Using fiction, autoethnography, and girls' lived experience in preparation for playwriting / Genna Gardini -- Index.
- How are girls represented in written and graphic texts, and how do these representations inform our understanding of girlhood? In this volume, contributors examine the girl in the text in order to explore a range of perspectives on girlhood across borders and in relation to their positionality. In literary and transactional texts, girls are presented as heroes who empower themselves and others with lasting effect, as figures of liberating pedagogical practice and educational activism, and as catalysts for discussions of the relationship between desire and ethics. In these varied chapters, a new notion of transnationalism emerges, one rooted not only in the process through which borders between nation-states become more porous, but through which cultural and ethnic imperatives become permeable.
- 9781789203233 (hbk : alk. paper)
9781789203240 (pbk : alk. paper)
- ED: MCGILL UNIVERSITY. NEW SERIES. STUDIES REPRESENTATIONS OF GIRLHOOD IN LITERATURE.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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