Monsters: monstrous identities in young adult romance

Bradford, Clare 2013, Monsters: monstrous identities in young adult romance, in (Re)Imagining the world: children's literature's response to changing times, Springer Science & Business Media, Heidelberg , Germany, pp.115-125.

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Title Monsters: monstrous identities in young adult romance
Author(s) Bradford, Clare
Title of book (Re)Imagining the world: children's literature's response to changing times
Editor(s) Wu, Yan
Mallan, Kerry
McGillis, Roderick
Publication date 2013
Series New frontiers of educational research
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 12
Start page 115
End page 125
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Place of Publication Heidelberg , Germany
Keyword(s) young adult fiction
young adult fantasy
Robin McKinley
Stephenie Meyer
L. K. Smith
Maggie Stiefvater
sexuality of young women
monstrous mother
monstrous father
Summary Monstrous identities in fantasy for young adults often function as metaphors for cultural tensions about romantic and sexual relations between young people, and about how the young interact with the generation that precedes them. This essay considers four monster figures prevalent in Young Adult (YA) fantasy: the vampire, the werewolf, the monstrous mother, and the monstrous father and analyses their manifestation in YA romances by Robin McKinley, Stephenie Meyer, L. K. Smith and Maggie Stiefvater. It considers what these representations tell us about cultural anxieties over the sexuality of young women, and how they are positioned as reading subjects.
ISBN 3642367593
9783642367595
ISSN 2195-3473
2195-349X
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056170

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention
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