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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 883–885.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Allison S. Curseen In chapter 3, Sentilles connects the strain of frontier life on proper performances of femininity to dime novel depictions of frontier tomboys. Romantically appropriating the lived experiences of frontier women, dime novels, Sentilles explains, created a sexualized tomboy...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by Duke University Press 2015 maturity development gender adulthood youth References Abate Michelle . 2008 . Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . Achenbaum W. Andrew . 1995 . Crossing Frontiers: Gerontology Emerges...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... their parents were out of the room. But in the explosively popular novels published half a century later, stories of family are no longer gripped by overt sensuality and vice. The impoverished urchin Gerty in The Lamplighter (1854), the forsaken tomboy Capitola in The Hidden Hand (1859...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of feeling. To illustrate my point, let me turn to a post–Civil War female bildung- sroman whose dying protagonist exemplifies the sentimental work of the killable object. Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women ([1868–69] 2004) has long been lauded for its strong-willed, independent tomboy, Jo March...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... ), a hermeneutic practice uncovering evidence of same-sex desire and its repression. In the case of children’s literature, what is at stake in the practice is not establishing intent but possibility. When asked whether his tomboy aardvark character, D.W., was gay, for example, author Marc Brown merely replied...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
... interaction in itself, although all either feature or are bookended by such interactions. Appearing in roughly chronological order, the first two episodes feature Scout in full tomboy mode, a young, spirited, and mischievous child; in the later three, she has entered puberty, no less spirited, but more...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
... references beyond the 1980s. 4 The structure of Fun Home is recursive and labyrinthine, but the story it recounts is simple: Alison grows up as a tomboy in rural Pennsylvania, where her family owns a funeral parlor that she and her brothers call the “fun home.” In college, Alison comes out...
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