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Reading Production and Culture

UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960

Joan Ormrod

. They differed from better known comics such as School Friend, Bunty , and Girl , produced for younger female readers, because they featured romance stories, make up and fashion advice, quizzes, and pop music and they were aimed at an older female

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“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”

Girlhood Identity in The Craft

Emily Chandler

cemetery screening of The Craft played to an audience of thousands, and included a Q&A session with three of the film’s stars ( Avery 2013 ). In 2015, the British pop music group Little Mix made a video homage to The Craft for their single, Black Magic

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Guest Editorial

Queering Girlhood

Barbara Jane Brickman

out to the world of international pop music and female fan practices, Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton's work considers the queer potential in fans (known as Directioners) of recent boy band phenomenon, One Direction. Their article, “Repetitions of

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Lu Yang

An Artist in Transformation

Ari Heinrich, Livia Monnet, and Gabriel Remy-Handfield

as inspiration the influence of Japanese popular cultures of anime, manga, video games, and pop music, including Neon Genesis Evangelion , GANTZ , Inuyashiki , and Sword Art Online , to name a few. And like these manga and anime, Lu Yang often

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Repetitions of Desire

Queering the One Direction Fangirl

Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton

boybands are commonly described as fangirls, the girl-qualifier reflects an assumed link between femininity and pop music, where femininity is associated with youth, heterosexual desire, and mass consumption. Girls or otherwise, our observation of a fandom