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Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

Derritt Mason

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496830982
eISBN:
9781496831033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book considers the recent surge in queer young adult literature publishing and argues that this explosion of queer representation has prompted new forms of longstanding cultural anxieties about ... More

Children's Books on the Big Screen

Children's Books on the Big Screen

Meghann Meeusen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828644
eISBN:
9781496828699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828644.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Adaptation studies scholars suggest that no matter how interesting it may be to pick apart a film’s consistency with and departure from its source, these approaches can be limiting because books and ... More

Table LandsFood in Children's Literature

Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature

Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828347
eISBN:
9781496828392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature surveys food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the socio-cultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency through examining texts that vary from ... More

Beyond the BlockbustersThemes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Casey Alane Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827135
eISBN:
9781496827180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While the critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, the texts selected for discussion in both classrooms and ... More

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and FreaksOutsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Trevor Boffone and Cristina Herrera (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827456
eISBN:
9781496827500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx Young Adult Literature signals a much-needed approach to the study of Latinx young adult literature. This edited volume addresses themes ... More

The Order and the OtherYoung Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Joseph W. Campbell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Order and the Other is a call to reexamine the relationship between dystopian literature and science fiction by thinking about the work that each genre does on and for the reader. The author ... More

Poverty PoliticsPoor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Sarah Robertson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824325
eISBN:
9781496824370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824325.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and at ... More

Perils of ProtectionShipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights

Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights

Susan Honeyman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496819895
eISBN:
9781496819932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819895.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

When we generalize about children, we are often also implicitly generalizing about their care, from within a "middle-class" view of "nuclear" family. These as sumptions rely on anorm that few of us ... More

Books of the DeadReading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Tim Lanzendörfer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much research has been done on the zombie, a critical figure of 21st century culture, but most of it has been devoted to visual media—especially films and TV. This book is the first monograph to ... More

Posthumanism in Young Adult FictionFinding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Anita Tarr and Donna R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, edited by Anita Tarr and Donna White, is a collection of twelve essays analyzing young adult science fiction and fantasy in ... More

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