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The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Jennifer Higginbotham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Sisters argues for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system in England, challenging the widespread assumption that the category ... More


I’m Grown up now: Female Sexual Authorship and Coming of Age in Pornographic Adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores pornographic constructions of female sexual agency through the character of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. These films use the Alice narrative to play out fantasies of womanly sexual ... More


Teen Terrors: Race, Gender, and Horrifying Girlhood in

Janani Subramanian and Jorie Lagerwey

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Shifting the focus from zombie epidemics in books to vampire invasions on the small screen, Subramanian and Lagerwey contemplate the “raced and gendered contradictions of postfeminist girl culture” ... More


Eldest Daughter Sets the Standard

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author recalls her girlhood memories in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Being the first-born of the family, she was always reminded to set a good example for her siblings. Her mother was a typical ... More


“Us Girls Get the Second Half”: Girls’ Early Socialization and Outspoken Femininity

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter three examines girls’ early childhood experiences in families and at school, and we highlight the pressures that girls uniquely experienced while growing up. We look at how girls’ family ... More


Fighting for Her Honor: High School Girls’ Struggles for Respect

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

We take up the subject of peer and school-based culture for teens in chapter four, where we outline at the femininity norms confronting female teens. In this chapter we note that notions of ... More


Educating mothers: family, school and antenatal education

Angela Davis

in Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the process of educating women to be mothers. It asks whether commentators in these decades, and women themselves, felt that they needed to be taught how to mother or whether ... More


Roaring Girls and Unruly Women: Producing Femininities

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter investigates the way the discourse of girlhood produced gendered identities in George Gascoigne’s The Adventures of Master F. J., Shakespeare’s The First Part of Henry the Sixth and ... More


Where Are the Girls in English Renaissance Drama?

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers a literary history of the representation of female children in English Renaissance drama. The subversive potential of girlishness on the early modern stage became neutralised as ... More


Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Michelle Ann Abate

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics is the first full-length critical study to examine the important cadre of young female protagonists that permeated US newspapers ... More


“Then I Could Have a Real Papa and Mama like Other Kids”: Little Orphan Annie, the Orphan Girl Formula, and the Nanny State

Michelle Ann Abate

in Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter One spotlights a fundamental, but under-examined, aspect of Harold Gray's popular newspaper strip: Little Orphan Annie as an orphan girl story.When Gray's eleven-year-old moppet made her ... More


“From the Top, Stupid!”: The Li’l Tomboy Comic Book Series, Female Juvenile Delinquency, and the Comics Code

Michelle Ann Abate

in Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter Five explores the rich and interesting but critically neglected Li'l Tomboy comic book series.Released by Charlton Comics from 1956 through 1960, the series did far more than simply challenge ... More


From Li’l to Big: The Legacy of Classic American Comics Starring Girls

Michelle Ann Abate

in Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Epilogue makes a case that the tradition of Funny Girls calls for a reconsideration of the history of American comics both during the mid-twentieth century and during the opening decades of the ... More


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