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Monstrous Bodies: Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction, by June Pulliam, McFarland, 2014. Info: mcfarlandbooks.com.
"Recent works of young adult fantastic fiction such as Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga have been excoriated for glamorizing feminine subordination. However, young adult horror fiction with female protagonists who have paranormal abilities suggests to female readers the possibility of resisting restrictive gender roles that are presented to them as natural and therefore immutable. In this type of fiction, the “monstrous Other” is a double with a difference, a metaphor of the adolescent girl in Western culture who is pressured to embody a doll-like feminine ideal which is untenable because it deprives her of agency. Monstrous Bodies examines three types of female monstrous Others in young adult fiction—the haunted girl, the female werewolf and the witch—and considers what each has to tell us about resistance to feminine subordination in a supposedly post-feminist world, where girls continue to be pressured to silence their voices and stifle their desires in conformity with contemporary ideas about what it means to be a good woman. June Pulliam teaches courses on horror fiction and adolescent literature at Louisiana State University and edits Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field and is the author of Encyclopedia of the Zombie. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Subversive Spirits: Resistance and the Uncanny in the Young Adult Ghost Story Chapter 2. Blood and Bitches: Sexual Politics and the Female Lycanthrope in Young Adult Fiction Chapter 3. “An ye harm none, do as ye will”: Magic, Gender and Agency in Young Adult Narratives of Witchcraft Conclusion Chapter Notes Bibliography Index

weirdletter:

Monstrous Bodies: Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction, by June Pulliam, McFarland, 2014. Info: mcfarlandbooks.com.

"Recent works of young adult fantastic fiction such as Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga have been excoriated for glamorizing feminine subordination. However, young adult horror fiction with female protagonists who have paranormal abilities suggests to female readers the possibility of resisting restrictive gender roles that are presented to them as natural and therefore immutable. In this type of fiction, the “monstrous Other” is a double with a difference, a metaphor of the adolescent girl in Western culture who is pressured to embody a doll-like feminine ideal which is untenable because it deprives her of agency. Monstrous Bodies examines three types of female monstrous Others in young adult fiction—the haunted girl, the female werewolf and the witch—and considers what each has to tell us about resistance to feminine subordination in a supposedly post-feminist world, where girls continue to be pressured to silence their voices and stifle their desires in conformity with contemporary ideas about what it means to be a good woman. June Pulliam teaches courses on horror fiction and adolescent literature at Louisiana State University and edits Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field and is the author of Encyclopedia of the Zombie. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Subversive Spirits: Resistance and the Uncanny in the Young Adult Ghost Story
Chapter 2. Blood and Bitches: Sexual Politics and the Female Lycanthrope in Young Adult Fiction
Chapter 3. “An ye harm none, do as ye will”: Magic, Gender and Agency in Young Adult Narratives of Witchcraft
Conclusion
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

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Thank you to lobster foot for tagging me for this! Really feeling that myspace/facebook note throwback.

"you can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. hit shuffle on your ipod/iphone/itunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. then pass this onto 10 people.

  1. You are What You Love-Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
  2. The Drummer-Niki and the Dove
  3. Donatella-Lady Gaga
  4. Dust to Dust-The Civil Wars
  5. Running up That Hill-Placebo
  6. California Dreamin- The Mamas and the Papas
  7. Panic-The Smiths
  8. Your heart is an Empty Room-Death Cab for Cutie
  9. Noorus-Chelsea Wolfe
  10. I Blame Myself- Sky Ferreira

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How Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s-40s [x]

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lebornaciar:

gods for the modern agebaron samedi

laugh in the face of death. treat life like a carnival—chase girls, smoke cigars, drink yourself blind, and never pass up the chance for a dirty joke. keep the dead in the ground and the dying from harm’s reach. save lives, lift curses, hand out favours and come back to collect—and smile, smile as you dig the graves of those who wrong you.

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