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Title Chick lit : the new woman's fiction / edited by Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.5409352 C432 2006    ---  Available
Description ix, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-259) and index.
Contents pt. I. The hatching of a genre : origins and influences. -- Who's laughing now? : a short history of chick lit and the perversion of a genre / Cris Mazza -- Tradition and displacement in the new novel of manners / Stephanie Harzewski -- Mothers of chick lit? : women writers, readers, and literary history / Juliette Wells -- Narrative and cinematic doubleness : Pride and prejudice and Bridget Jones's diary / Suzanne Ferriss -- pt. II. Free range : varieties and variations. -- "Sistahs are doin' it for themselves" : chick lit in black and white / Lisa A. Guerrero -- Long-suffering professional females : the case of nanny lit / Elizabeth Hale -- You are not alone : the personal, the political, and the "new" mommy lit / Heather Hewett -- Chick lit jr. : more than glitz and glamour for teens and tweens / Joanna Webb Johnson -- Ya yas, grits, and sweet potato queens : contemporary Southern belles and the prescriptions that guide them / Elizabeth B. Boyd -- Bridget Jones and Hungarian chick lit / Nora Sellei -- pt. III. Sex and the single chick : feminism and postfeminism, sexuality and self-fashioning. -- About a girl : female subjectivity and sexuality in contemporary 'chick' culture / A. Rochelle Mabry -- No satisfaction : Sex and the city, Run catch kiss, and the conflict of desires in chick lit's new heroines / Anna Kiernan -- Fashionably indebted : conspicuous consumption, fashion and romance in Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic trilogy / Jessica Lyn Van Slooten -- Supersizing Bridget Jones : what's really eating the women in chick lit / Alison Umminger -- Afterword : The new woman's fiction / Shari Benstock.
Summary Chick lit has emerged as a popular genre in English and American literature over recent years. This collection of essays represents the first academic approach to the study of this phenomenon.
Subject Chick lit -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Women and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Single women in literature.
Young women in literature.
Women in literature.
Added Author Ferriss, Suzanne, 1962-
Young, Mallory, 1952-
ISBN 0415975034 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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0415975026 (alk. paper)
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