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Beyond the BlockbustersThemes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction$
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Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Casey Alane Wilson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827135

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.001.0001

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Mythopoeic YA: Worlds of Possibility

Mythopoeic YA: Worlds of Possibility

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(p.123) 9 Mythopoeic YA: Worlds of Possibility
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Beyond the Blockbusters
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Leah Phillips

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.003.0009

This chapter discusses how mythopoeic YA, a speculative, ‘imaginary world’ fiction initially by women and still for adolescent girls, brings new worlds into being to actualize new modes of being. Drawing on the hero stories of traditional mythic narratives, mythopoeic YA engages and complicates the system of binary opposition at the heart of its source material by occupying spaces between oppositions, giving space to female-authors, and by foregrounding female-heroes, non-Western worlds, and relationships thereby offering alternative and inclusive models of being-hero. First emerging in the early-1980’s with the work of Tamora Pierce and Robin McKinley, Leigh Bardugo’sGrishaverse and Tomi Adeyemi's Orïsha offer excellent, contemporary examples.

Keywords:   Imaginary worlds, Adolescent Girlhood, Liminality, YA fantasy, Female Heroes

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