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Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Anita Tarr and Donna R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, edited by Anita Tarr and Donna White, is a collection of twelve essays analyzing young adult science fiction and fantasy in ... More


Reaching across the Barbed Wire: Interracial Friendships in Young Adult Japanese American Incarceration Literature

Traise Yamamoto

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through close examination of six texts, this essay traces the use of interracial friendship as a key trope in Young Adult literature about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. It argues that ... More


Parishes as Homes and Hubs

Kathleen Garces-Foley

in American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284351
eISBN:
9780823285952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284351.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Drawn from ethnographic observation in the Washington, D.C., area, this chapter explores how racially diverse, highly educated, and highly involved young adult Catholics in the region of Washington, ... More


‘[B]orn to make a real life, however it cracks your heart’:1 Creative women and daydreaming in Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels (2008)

Emma V. Miller

in Incest in contemporary literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122162
eISBN:
9781526138767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122162.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since its release in 2008 as a Young Adult (YA) text, Tender Morsels has been subject to widespread praise and censure. In reviews and reading groups it has been criticised by adults (including ... More


Get It Together: Anxieties of Collective Responsibility in Contemporary Young Adult Horror Novels

Nick Levey and Holly Harper

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/9781496806444.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay begins fittingly with the line “If there’s one thing you can depend upon during the zombie apocalypse, it’s that you won’t have to face it alone.” In this essay, Levey and Harper examine ... More


Contemporary Werewolves

Kaja Franck and Sam George

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Twenty-first-century werewolves (following vampires) have become humanised, as identity politics have become mainstream and the Other assimilated. Young Adult fiction and paranormal romance have ... More


‘The insane Creole’: the afterlife of Bertha Mason

Jessica Cox

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the character of Bertha Mason as a significant obstacle to writers and artists seeking to adapt Jane Eyre: to treat her in the same manner as Charlotte Brontë is to replicate ... More


Introduction: Why Horror? (Or, The Importance of Being Frightened)

Jessica R. McCort

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/9781496806444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction begins the book’s discussion of why some children and young adults are drawn to horror. It attempts to define the term “horror,” especially in relation to children’s literature and ... More


The Entangled Stories of October 17, Vichy, the Jews, and the Holocaust

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In a significant number of works about October 17, roles for Jews, the Vichy regime, and the Holocaust are articulated or imagined, pointing up networks of association that may be historical, ... More


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