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Title Chick lit : the new woman's fiction / edited by Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2006.

Subject 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.
Alt Name Ferriss, Suzanne, 1962-
Young, Mallory, 1952-
Description ix, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-259) and index.
Contents Part I. The hatching of a genre: origins and influences: Ch.1. Who's laughing now? a short history of Chick Lit and the perversion of a genre / Cris Mazza -- Ch.2 Tradition and displacement in the new novel of manners / Stephanie Harzewski -- Ch.3. Mothers of Chick Lit? women writers, readers, and literary history / Juliette Wells -- Ch.4. Narrative and cinematic doubleness: Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary / Suzanne Ferriss -- Part II. Free range: varieties and variations: Ch.5. "Sistahs are doin' it for themselves': Chick Lit in black and white / Lisa A. Guerrero -- Ch.6. Long-suffering professional females: the case of Nanny Lit / Elizabeth Hale -- Ch.7. You are not alone: the personal, the political, and the "new" Mommy Lit / Heather Hewett -- Ch.8. Chick Lit Jr.: more than glitz and glamour for teens and tweens / Joanna Webb Johnson -- Ch.9. Ya yas, grits, and sweet potato queens: contemporary Southern belles and the prescriptions that guide them / Elizabeth Boyd -- Ch.10. Bridget Jones and Hungarian Chick Lit / Nóra Séllei -- Part III. Sex and the single chick: feminism and postfeminism, sexuality and self-fashioning: Ch.11. About a girl: female subjectivity and sexuality in contemporary 'Chick' culture / A. Rochelle Mabry -- Ch.12. 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.
ISBN 0415975026 (alk. paper)
9780415975025 (alk. paper)
0415975034 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780415975032 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780415975025
OCLC # 60401901

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