The Resource The girl : constructions of the girl in contemporary fiction by women, edited by Ruth O. Saxton

The girl : constructions of the girl in contemporary fiction by women, edited by Ruth O. Saxton

Label
The girl : constructions of the girl in contemporary fiction by women
Title
The girl
Title remainder
constructions of the girl in contemporary fiction by women
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ruth O. Saxton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Girl investigates the legacies of expectation, competing cultural ideologies, and multiplicities of growing up female at the end of the twentieth century as portrayed in contemporary fictions by women, tackling the forces at work on both the fictional girls and the writers themselves. The first collection of critical essays to examine the portrayal of girls in contemporary women's fiction within the context of recent sociological and psychological analyses of girls, The Girl proposes that contemporary stories of girlhood constitute a new lens for literary and cultural study
  • Examining the work of authors such as Toni Morrison, Jeanette Winterson, Jamaica Kincaid, and Joyce Carol Oates for their revelations and representations in regard to girlhood, these essays speak to, complement, and contest one another in a compelling interrogation of what it means to grow up female at the end of the millennium
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G55
LC item number
G57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Saxton, Ruth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Girls in literature
  • Women and literature
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Fictie
  • Engels
  • Amerikaans
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Meisjes
  • Filles
  • Roman américain
  • Roman anglais
  • Roman américain
  • Roman anglais
  • Frauenroman
  • Mädchen
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Girls in literature
  • Women and literature
  • USA
  • English-speaking countries
Label
The girl : constructions of the girl in contemporary fiction by women, edited by Ruth O. Saxton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ruth O. Saxton -- Where is she going, where are we going, at century's end : the girl as site of cultural conflict in Joyce Carol Oates's "The model" / Brenda Daly -- Self-possession, dolls, Beatlemania, loss : telling the girl's own story / Gina Hausknecht -- The battleground of the adolescent girl's body / Brenda Boudreau -- When the back door is closed and the front yard is dangerous : the space of girlhood in Toni Morrison's fiction / Deborah Cadman -- Dizzying possibilities, plots and endings : girlhood in Jill McCorkle's Ferris beach / Elinor Ann Walker -- "I ain't no FRIGGIN LITTLE WIMP" : the girl "I" narrator in contemporary fiction / Renee R. Curry -- Coming-of-age in the snare of history : Jamaica Kincaid's The autobiography of my mother / Diane Simmons -- Subversive storytelling : the construction of lesbian girlhood through fantasy and fairy tale in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are not the only fruit / Isabel C. Anievas Gamallo -- But that was in another country : girlhood and the contemporary "coming to America" narrative / Rosemary Marangoly George
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780312173531
Lccn
98003849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38831384
  • (OCoLC)ocm38831384
Label
The girl : constructions of the girl in contemporary fiction by women, edited by Ruth O. Saxton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ruth O. Saxton -- Where is she going, where are we going, at century's end : the girl as site of cultural conflict in Joyce Carol Oates's "The model" / Brenda Daly -- Self-possession, dolls, Beatlemania, loss : telling the girl's own story / Gina Hausknecht -- The battleground of the adolescent girl's body / Brenda Boudreau -- When the back door is closed and the front yard is dangerous : the space of girlhood in Toni Morrison's fiction / Deborah Cadman -- Dizzying possibilities, plots and endings : girlhood in Jill McCorkle's Ferris beach / Elinor Ann Walker -- "I ain't no FRIGGIN LITTLE WIMP" : the girl "I" narrator in contemporary fiction / Renee R. Curry -- Coming-of-age in the snare of history : Jamaica Kincaid's The autobiography of my mother / Diane Simmons -- Subversive storytelling : the construction of lesbian girlhood through fantasy and fairy tale in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are not the only fruit / Isabel C. Anievas Gamallo -- But that was in another country : girlhood and the contemporary "coming to America" narrative / Rosemary Marangoly George
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780312173531
Lccn
98003849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38831384
  • (OCoLC)ocm38831384

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