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Chick Lit and Postfeminism by Stephanie Harzewski
  

Chick Lit and Postfeminism

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Chick Lit and Postfeminism by Stephanie Harzewski

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The explosion of a new type of novel by and for women--dubbed, for better or worse, 'chick lit'--has provoked much controversy in the mainstream press and in the literary world. Despite all the commotion over the works by the latest mob of 'damned scribbling women,
as Nathaniel Hawthorne called women writers of the nineteenth century, little scholarly attention has focused on these texts. Harzewski

's is one of the first full-length studies devoted to chick lit, and the most wide-ranging to date. Chick Lit and Postfeminism is written in a clear, readable style and is a solid book that will be read with interest and no doubt taken up and debated.--Tania Modleski, University of Southern California, author of Feminism without Women: Culture and Criticism in a Postfeminist Age Chick Lit and Postfeminism is a bold and fascinating exploration of the 'most culturally visible form of postfeminist fiction'--chick lit. Demanding and sometimes dizzying in its range and readings, the book moors the genre in the commodified context of women's lives in the twenty-first century, refashioning our understanding of this irreverent, ubiquitous, and (contrary to popular belief) important genre of fiction.--Mary Bly (Eloisa James), Fordham University, New York Times best-selling author Like Carrie Bradshaw in her Manolo Blahniks, Chick Lit and Post-feminism steps out in style. Smart, thoughtful, and well-written, it offers a historical understanding of this decidedly postfeminist genre, while offering insight into contemporary gender politics and femininity.--Janet McCabe, Birkbeck, University of London, and coeditor of Reading Sex and the City Chick Lit and Postfeminism is a bold and fascinating exploration of the 'most culturally visible form of postfeminist fiction'
chick lit. Demanding and sometimes dizzying in its range and readings, the book moors the genre in the commodified context of women

's lives in the twenty-first century, refashioning our understanding of this irreverent, ubiquitous, and (contrary to popular belief) important genre of fiction.--Mary Bly (Eloisa James), Fordham University, New York Times best-selling author The explosion of a new type of novel by and for women dubbed, for better or worse, 'chick lit'
has provoked much controversy in the mainstream press and in the literary world. Despite all the commotion over the works by the latest mob of

'damned scribbling women, '
as Nathaniel Hawthorne called women writers of the nineteenth century, little scholarly attention has focused on these texts. Harzewski

's is one of the first full-length studies devoted to chick lit, and the most wide-ranging to date. Chick Lit and Postfeminism is written in a clear, readable style and is a solid book that will be read with interest and no doubt taken up and debated.--Tania Modleski, University of Southern California, author of Feminism without Women: Culture and Criticism in a Postfeminist Age

Like Carrie Bradshaw in her Manolo Blahniks, Chick Lit and Post-feminism steps out in style. Smart, thoughtful, and well-written, it offers a historical understanding of this decidedly postfeminist genre, while offering insight into contemporary gender politics and femininity.--Janet McCabe, Birkbeck, University of London, and coeditor of Reading Sex and the City

Chick Lit and Postfeminism isa bold and fascinating exploration of the 'most culturally visible form ofpostfeminist fiction'
chick lit. Demanding and sometimes dizzying in its rangeand readings, the book moors the genre in the commodified context of women

's livesin the twenty-first century, refashioning our understanding of this irreverent, ubiquitous, and (contrary to popular belief) important genre offiction.--Mary Bly (Eloisa James), Fordham University, New YorkTimes best-selling author'


About the Author

Stephanie Harzewski is Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of New Hampshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th February 2011

Author

Stephanie Harzewski

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Publisher

University of Virginia Press

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Categories

Popular culture
Feminism & feminist theory

ISBN

9780813930725

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