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Erin Newcomb

BOOK REVIEW Sarah Rothschild. 2013. The Princess Story: Modeling the Feminine in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film . New York: Peter Lang. Amy S. Pattee. 2011. Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult

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Girl, Interrupted and Continued

Rethinking the Influence of Elena Fortún’s Celia

Ana Puchau de Lecea

. These young characters, as reflected in the works of Carmen Laforet (1921–2004), were modelled on Celia and written in emulation of Fortún’s literary style. Appreciating her influence on different occasions, writer and critic Carmen Martín Gaite pointed

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Perfect Love in a Better World

Same-Sex Attraction between Girls

Wendy L. Rouse

homosexuality was a naturally-occurring condition ( Ellis 1901 ; Krafft-Ebing 1886). These sexologists’ texts moved the discussion to a medical model that focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating homosexuality as an illness. The conversation about

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey


In this article, I argue that while the tween is understood as having transnational relevance and mobility, this is often emphasized in ways that overlook the national and cultural specificities of tween culture. I argue that the distinctive context of British television history augments the connections between national and transnational paradigms of tween culture in important ways. While authenticity, friendships, and honesty remain foregrounded in a number of Children’s British Broadcasting Corporation (CBBC) shows, these are constructed through a national discourse that connects to transnational models of the tween girl but also mobilizes a cultural specificity that is inextricable from the broadcasting context in which it is produced.

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Schools, Masculinity and Boyness in the War Against Boys

Chris Haywood, Máirtín Mac an Ghaill, and Jonathan A. Allan

The re-publication of Christine Hoff Sommers’s book on the War Against Boys (2000, 2013) continues to feed into a widely circulating premise that feminist inspired pedagogical strategies are having a detrimental effect on boys’ experience of education. It resonates with a UK newspaper article whose author asked: “Why do women teachers like me treat being a boy as an illness?” (Child 2010). In the late 1990s, Sara Delamont had already highlighted how the media targeted feminists for the failure of boys, where “school and classroom regimes … favour females and feminine values; a lack of academic/scholarly male role models for boys, a bias in favour of feminism in curricula, a lack of toughness in discipline, and a rejection of competition in academic or sporting matters” (1999: 14).

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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

insatiable curiosity, which helped shape Latin American studies, particularly in the field of cultural production, Dr. Foster was a mentor and friend to many students and colleagues around the world. He was a model of generosity and kindness, virtues that

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Nirmala Erevelles

elsewhere) conceive of disability in terms of the medical model with its focus on cure and/or rehabilitation and the charity model with its emphasis on pity rather than rights. Thus, Ghai asks, “What are the implications of … a medical [and charity

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Brigette Krieg

2007 ). They also identified the importance of having positive Indigenous role models from their family and community ( Brown et al. 2007 ). The literature clearly demonstrates that Indigenous youth have a vision for their future and understand what is

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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

, virginity as a concept gets queered; playing with the idea that the state of virginity is not caught in a linear model, the authors urge us to discover the complex linguistic and imaginary networks of virginities meant to interrupt, and subvert, the binary

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The New Girl Loves Chemistry

The Story of a Forgotten Era

Katherine Darvesh

incorporate at least one physical science in their curriculum. In Chapter 3 is a very important description of two role-model girls’ schools—North London Collegiate School (NLCS) and Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC), and their two venerable heads, Frances Buss