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Introduction: Contemporary Coming of Age – Subject to Change

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses coming of age and its representation in American modern fiction. It considers the importance of adolescents in society, and looks at the people's understanding of ... More


Creating Juvenile Delinquents: Redefining Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Six investigates Ottoman conceptions of childhood, particularly regarding incarcerated minors. During the Second Constitutional Period, the CUP went to great lengths to protect children from ... More


I Change Therefore I Am: Growing up in the Sixties

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at the 1960s as a period of unparalleled social upheaval in the United States, and examines two novels that use a dispassionate third-person perspective in order to present a ... More


Memoirs and Memorials

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the last two coming-of-age novels, namely Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation. These two novels are first-person narratives of ... More


The Gothic Girl Child

Lucie Armitt

in Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699124
eISBN:
9781474422253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699124.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on anxiety about intimacy between girls or between girls and women as represented in works such as Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’, Margaret Oliphant’s ‘The Library ... More


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