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“She Doesn’t Say a Word”: Violations and Reclamations of Intimacy

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines how explicit violations of intimacy—namely, abuse and assault—challenge both narrators’ and readers’ concepts of narrative intimacy. Examining novels in which the narrator is ... More


Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Sara K. Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), this book ... More


“Let Me Know What You Think”: Fan Fiction and the Reimagining of Narrative Intimacy

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter traces the history and current scholarly discussion of fan fiction and other new media responses to literature; establishes the parallels between narrative intimacy within texts for ... More


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