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Light, Love and Desire

The New Wave of Finnish Girls' Literature

Myry Voipio

This article examines four works of contemporary Finnish girls' literature. The main focus is on the analysis of various aspects of sexuality represented in the novels in relation to these two questions: How do they depict adolescent female sexuality in comparison to the generic conventions and the history of girls' literature? Do the representations expand, change, preserve and/or challenge the genre? The noticeable change is that the desire and love depicted in contemporary Finnish girls' literature can be lesbian and bisexual. However, although these representations of sexuality challenge some generic limits, the genre characteristics of girls' literature seem to have remained relatively unchanged.

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Doing Her Bit

German and Anglo-American Girls' Literature of the First World War

Jennifer Redmann

This article examines sixteen works of girls' literature published in Germany, Great Britain, the United States and Canada during or immediately after the First World War. When examined together, these books reveal much about expectations and opportunities for girls at a time when gender roles were in flux. Their overriding message, however, is contradictory, for even as a girl is exhorted to serve her country, her gender places clear limits on what she can achieve.

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

Introduction What is girlsliterature? The answer seems obvious, yet what language or parameters do we invoke in defining it? Most academic classifications have been by inference, rather than being grounded in any theoretical approaches to girls

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Terri Doughty

Michelle J. Smith. 2011. Empire in British Girls’ Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls 1880–1915. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Claudia Mitchell

's literature, Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese in “Where to from Here? Emerging Conversations on GirlsLiterature and Girlhood,” in “seek[ing] to articulate a genre theory-centered definition of girlsliterature,” consider the girl's bildungsroman in

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America's Favorite Doll?

Conflicting Discourses of Commodity Activism

Diana Leon-Boys

in the Changing Culture,” functions as a literature review, providing frameworks for understanding girlsliterature, dolls, and the AG line's connection to these. The role of children as consumers is obvious to marketing experts; research indicates

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Dustin William Louie

Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls: Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews . https://www.nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2014_NWAC_Human_Trafficking_and_Sexual_Exploitation_Report.pdf . Seshia , Maya . 2005 . The Unheard