Girlness and Guyness: Gender Trouble in Young Adult Literature

  • Laura M. Robinson
Keywords: gender, YA literature

Abstract

Review of:

Bell, William. The Blue Helmet. n.p.: Doubleday, 2006.

Dunnion, Kristyn. Mosh Pit. Calgary: Red Deer, 2004.

Givener, Joan. Ellen Fremedon, Journalist. Toronto: Groundwood, 2005.

Goobie, Beth. Hello, Groin. Victoria: Orca, 2006.

Guest, Jacqueline. At Risk. Toronto: Lorimer, 2004.

Peters, Diane. Girlness: Deal with it Body and Soul. Illus. Steven Murray. Toronto: Lorimer, 2005.

Pitt, Steve. Guyness: Deal with it Body and Soul. Illus. Steven Murray. Toronto: Lorimer, 2005.

Polak, Monique. All In. Toronto: Lorimer, 2006.

Scarsbrook, Richard. Featherless Bipeds. Saskatoon: Thistledown, 2006.

Totem, Teresa. Me and the Blondes. Toronto: Puffin, 2006.

Weber, Lori. Tattoo Heaven. Toronto: Lorimer, 2005.

Withrow, Sarah. What Gloria Wants. Toronto: Groundwood, 2005.

Author Biography

Laura M. Robinson

Laura M. Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Royal Military College. Her academic interests centre on gender and queer studies, particularly in Canadian and children’s literature. Focusing on the representation of girlhood, she has published articles on L. M. Montgomery, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Margaret Atwood, among others. Her short fiction has appeared in Wascana Review, torquere, Frontiers, Her Circle, and EnterText.

 
How to Cite
Robinson, L. (1). Girlness and Guyness: Gender Trouble in Young Adult Literature. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 1(1). Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/24
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Review Essays