Author : Erin Hurt
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-10-26
ISBN 10 : 9781351606967
Pages : 234 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (351 users)
Download or read book Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre PDF or another Format written by Erin Hurt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While previous research has focused primarily on white American chick lit, Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre, takes a wider look at the genre, by exploring chick lit novels featuring protagonists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds set both within and outside of the US.
Download or read book Teen Chick Lit PDF or another Format written by Christine Meloni and published by Libraries Unltd Incorporated. This book was released on 2010 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An annotated bibliographic guide to teen chick lit contains approximately five hundred titles listed by genre and sub-genre.
Download or read book The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit PDF or another Format written by Heike Missler and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous product of women's popular culture since the late 1990s. This study traces the evolution of chick lit not only as a genre of popular fiction, but as a cultural phenomenon. It complicates the genealogy of the texts by situating them firmly in the context of age-old debates about female literary creation, and by highlighting the dynamics of the popular-fiction market. Offering a convincing dissection of the formula which lies at the heart of chick lit, as well as in-depth analyses of a number of chick-lit titles ranging from classic to more recent and edgier texts, this book yields new insights into a relatively young field of academic study. Its close readings provide astute assessments of chick lit's notoriously skewed representational politics, especially with regard to sexuality and ethnicity, which feed into current discussions about postfeminism. Moreover, the study makes a unique contribution to the scholarly debate of chick lit by including an analysis of the (online) fan communities the genre has fostered. The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit weaves a sound methodological network, drawing on reader-response criticism; feminist, gender, and queer theory; affect studies; and whiteness studies. This book is an accessible and engaging study for anyone interested in postfeminism and popular culture.
Download or read book The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists PDF or another Format written by Nancy J. Keane and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.
Author : Rosemary Chance
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2014-01-22
ISBN 10 : 9781440835438
Pages : 204 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition PDF or another Format written by Rosemary Chance and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-01-22 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books
Author : Rose Brock
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2019-06-14
ISBN 10 : 9781440866944
Pages : 219 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition PDF or another Format written by Rose Brock and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-06-14 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians and for librarians who are new to working with young adults • Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations • Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels • Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated
Download or read book Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths PDF or another Format written by Carolyn Carpan and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2008-12-04 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Girls series books have been popular since the early 1840s, when books about Cousin Lucy, a young girl who learns about the world around her, first appeared. Since then, scores of series books have followed, several of them highly successful, and featuring some of the most enduring characters in fiction, such as Nancy Drew. In recent decades, series books like The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High have become staples for young readers everywhere. In Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls' Series Books in America, Carolyn Carpan provides a social history of girls' series fiction published in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, subgenres, themes, and characters found in approximately 100 series, noting how teenage girls are portrayed in girls' series fiction and how girls' series reflect or subvert the culture of the era in which they are produced. Her study also focuses on the creation, writing, and production of such books. This is the first study of American girls' series books to examine the entire genre from its beginnings in the 1840s to the present day, revealing facts about a sub-genre of children's and young adult literature that has rarely been studied. Appendixes in this volume include a listing of the girls' series covered in the book as well as important books about girls' series fiction.
Download or read book Chick Lit PDF or another Format written by Suzanne Ferriss and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary that started the trend to the television sensation Sex and the City that captured it on screen, "chick lit" has become a major pop culture phenomenon. Banking on female audiences' identification with single, urban characters who struggle with the same life challenges, publishers have earned millions and even created separate imprints dedicated to the genre. Not surprisingly, some highbrow critics have dismissed chick lit as trashy fiction, but fans have argued that it is as empowering as it is entertaining. This is the first volume of its kind to examine the chick lit phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the intense reactions-positive and negative-it has provoked. The contributors explore the characteristics that cause readers to attach the moniker "chick" to a particular book and what, if anything, distinguishes the category of chick lit from the works of Jane Austen on one end and Harlequin romance novels on the other. They critique the genre from a range of critical perspectives, considering its conflicted relationship with feminism and postfeminism, heterosexual romance, body image, and consumerism. The fourteen original essays gathered here also explore such trends and subgenres as "Sistah Lit," "Mommy Lit," and "Chick Lit Jr.," as well as regional variations. As the first book to consider the genre seriously, Chick Lit offers real insight into a new generation of women's fiction.
Download or read book Gender(ed) Identities PDF or another Format written by Tricia Clasen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic and contemporary texts. By providing an expansive treatment of gender and sexuality across genres, eras, and national literature, the collection explores how readers encounter unorthodox as well as traditional notions of gender. It begins with essays exploring how children's and YA literature construct communities formed by gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Section II's central focus is how gendered identities are formed, unpacking how texts for young readers ranging from Amish youth periodicals to the blockbuster Divergent series trace, reproduce, and shape gendered identity socialization. In section III, the essential literary function of translating trauma into narrative is addressed in classics like Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna, as well as more recent works. Section IV's focus on sexuality and romance encompasses fiction and nonfiction works, examining how children's and young adult literature can serve as a regressive, progressive, and transgressive site for construction meaning about sex and romance. Last, Section IV offers new readings of paratextual features in literature for children -- from the classic tale of Cinderella to contemporary illustrated novels. The key achievement of this volume is providing an updated range of multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse analyses of critically and commercially successful texts, contributing to the scholarship on children's and YA literature; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; and a range of other disciplines.
Download or read book Culture and Power PDF or another Format written by Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Questions of identity and identification are among the most important evolving concerns of contemporary cultural studies. Through processes of personal identification with discursively constructed subject positions, identities emerge across a wide range of cultural practices in the course of social interactions involving the use of language and other semiotic systems manifested in cultural artefacts of various kinds. The present collection includes a selection of papers on the topic of identity and identification in cultural studies today. Incorporating theoretical contributions and practical case studies, this monograph adds to contemporary debates on identity-forging practices from various theoretical positions in different social, historic and national contexts. The chapters of this volume range from overtly theoretical discussions on the construction of identities and subjectivities in post-modernity, to examinations of the crucial role of (print) media in identity-construction and -representation processes in contemporary social formations through an insight into other key issues in cultural studies, such as gender politics and the construction of femininities, the hybridization of identities in the context of postcolonial work, and the interplay between collective identities and discourses on nation.
Download or read book Romance Fiction PDF or another Format written by Kristin Ramsdell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.
Download or read book Campbell's Scoop PDF or another Format written by Patty Campbell and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-02-19 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the request of her many fans, Patty Campbell has selected some of her best essays, articles, columns, and speeches on the subject of YA literature. Editor of the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature series, Campbell provides passionate commentaries about young adult literature and its future.
Author : Janet Alsup
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2010-12-22
ISBN 10 : 9781136981517
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (136 users)
Download or read book Young Adult Literature and Adolescent Identity Across Cultures and Classrooms PDF or another Format written by Janet Alsup and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-12-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking a critical, research-oriented perspective, this book explores the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical connections between reading and teaching young adult literature in middle and secondary classrooms and adolescent identity development.
Download or read book Adaptation in Young Adult Novels PDF or another Format written by Dana E. Lawrence and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-09-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.
Download or read book Supporting Reading in Grades 6–12: A Guide PDF or another Format written by Sybil M. Farwell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012-06-11 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a curricular framework for students grades 6–12 that school librarians and teachers can use collaboratively to enhance reading skill development, promote literature appreciation, and motivate young people to incorporate reading into their lives, beyond the required schoolwork. • More than 100 lessons and activities from the Web as well as print sources correlated to the components of the curriculum • An annual calendar of READS activities for secondary schools • A bibliography including dozens of resources for student use and on professional topics • A glossary of key terms used in libraries and classrooms • A useful index offering access to instructional concepts, strategies, programs, and resources • A READS curriculum chart for grades 6 through 12
Download or read book Serving Teens Through Readers' Advisory PDF or another Format written by Heather Booth and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2007-01 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to help readers' advisors serve teens offers techniques to connect with teens on their own terms, provides tips on creating a positive advisory experience, and includes "sure bets" lists, thematic reading lists, and sources of reviews.
Download or read book Children’s Literature and Culture PDF or another Format written by Harry Eiss and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of scholarship on the world of the child offers an eclectic overview of several aspects of youth culture today. The first essay focuses on Donna Williams, Joanna Greenberg, Temple Grandin and other children whose unusual minds raise questions that take us deep into the mysteries of all of human existence. The second, “Colonel Mustard in the Library With The Sims: From Board Games to Video Games and Back,” gives a historical context and theoretical frame for considering contemporary video and board games in our current age of television The third, “Just a Fairy, His Wits, and Maybe a Touch of Magic; Magic, Technology, and Self-Reliance in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction,” takes on the technological world of childhood, in this case considering how it is represented in three fantasy series, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and Faerie Wars, The fourth essay offers a detailed view of the history of children’s literature in China, including discussions of the important philosophical views that controlled what got taught and how, detailed charts of significant historic dates, genres of children’s literature, and award winning books of Chinese literature. The fifth considers contemporary Western world consumerism, in this case three popular book series, Clique, Gossip Girl, and The A-List, all published by Alloy for teenage girls. The sixth, “Surfing the Series: A Rhizomic Reading of Series Fiction,” once again deals with series fiction. The seventh explores the recent “Monet Mania” that has sparked interest in the great Impressionist Claude Monet among adults and educators. The final essay, “Jean Craighead George’s Alaskan Children’s Books: Love and Survival,” focuses on her book Julie of the Wolves and how it expresses aspects of Alaskan culture.