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Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction

Authors: Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska, Agnieszka

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  • Examines the narratives of girlhood in contemporary vampire texts addressed to young female fans 
  • Offers a dynamic critical intervention in the fields of Young Adult fiction, Gothic and girlhood studies 
  • Engages in larger cultural conversations on young femininity, illuminating the complexities and tensions surrounding contemporary notions of girlhood 
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About this book

This book explores the narratives of girlhood in contemporary YA vampire fiction, bringing into the spotlight the genre’s radical, ambivalent, and contradictory visions of young femininity. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska considers less-explored popular vampire series for girls, particularly those by P.C. and Kristin Cast and Richelle Mead, tracing the ways in which they engage in larger cultural conversations on girlhood in the Western world. Mapping the interactions between girl and vampire corporealities, delving into the unconventional tales of vampire romance and girl sexual expressions, examining the narratives of women and violence, and venturing into the uncanny vampire classroom to unmask its critique of present-day schooling, the volume offers a new perspective on the vampire genre and an engaging insight into the complexities of growing up a girl.

About the authors

Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska is Researcher and Lecturer at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. Her academic interests comprise girlhood, YA culture, gender representations, vampire fiction, and the fantastic. Her recent publications include “Female agency and desire in the universes of Sookie Stackhouse” Continuum 33.2 (2019) and Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), co-edited with Stephanie Green and David Baker.

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“Richly detailed and thoroughly researched, Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction is a timely and dynamic critical intervention in the expanding field of Young Adult fiction. If, following Nina Auerbach, each age requires its own vampires, then each age also requires its own vampire criticism. This book fulfils the requirement through its exploration of the figure of the contemporary Western girl and the complexities of youth.” (Catherine Wynne, University of Hull, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 93,08 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-71744-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-71743-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71744-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71744-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71743-8
Series ISSN
2634-6214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 277
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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