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Amanda H. Littauer

relationships with, adult women and what themes or categories we might use to begin to understand what those connections meant and how they shaped the lives and subjectivities of queer girls. Finally, I ask how the rise of lesbian feminist movements affected

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Dislodging Girlhood?

Claudia Mitchell

's pivotal question, “Are queer girls, girls?” ( 2006: 122 ) is cited. In the 13 years since she posed this question, we have not seen enough attempts made to address it. To mix my metaphors I see this issue of Girlhood Studies as helping to break the

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Not Just a Phase

Queer Girlhood and Coming of Age on Screen

Whitney Monaghan

Over recent years, many films have sought to represent the lives, desires, and experiences of queer girls. While queer girlhood continues to occupy a marginal place in screen media culture more broadly ( Monaghan 2016a ), many queer girl

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Non-normative Bodies, Queer Identities

Marginalizing Queer Girls in YA Dystopian Literature

Miranda A. Green-Barteet and Jill Coste

the dystopian protagonists often transgress gendered expectations, most still are white, able-bodied, heterosexual, cis-gendered girls. Indeed, this popular genre rarely features queer girls as protagonists, and YA dystopian novels with queer girls

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

others. While I faced marginalization and discrimination as a young queer woman, I was also privileged as a white, middle-class college student. Discourse communities, such as those created by queer girls and young women on social media, are leading

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Queering Girlhood

Barbara Jane Brickman

about the ways in which the queer girl might effect a redefinition of girlhood itself. Over ten years ago, Marnina Gonick confronted the burgeoning field of girls’ studies with a foundational question, “Are queer girls, girls?” (2006: 122). In the

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Fanfic'ing Film

Queer Youth Cinema Reclaims Pop Culture

Andrew Scahill

adult audience, but all the films evidenced a conflicting desire between the necessity of realism and the desire for something more utopic. Susan Driver has noted that queer girls are adept at “experiencing the pleasures of popular media while retaining

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

that the other girls should, perhaps, choose to hate her, a point she acknowledges when confessing her jealousy. However, it also serves to indicate Zoe's increasing resistance to normative girlhoods, anticipating her later emergence as a queer girl

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Girlhood Studies at 10

Claudia Mitchell

contemporary women.” Michelle Miller, in her article, “Theorizing “The Plunge”: [Queer] Girls’ Adolescence, Risk, and Subjectivity in Blue is the Warmest Color ,” proposes that if we are “to honor girls’ sexual subjectivity, we must treat romantic risk

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Repetitions of Desire

Queering the One Direction Fangirl

Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton

that has aged with the band's duration goes some way towards answering Whitney Monaghan's question about the figure of the “queer girl,” when she asks, “Do they hold onto their queerness or is this subsumed into normativity, leaving queer girls to grow