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NEWSFLASH: Being a Fangirl Can REALLY Pay Off.

October 23, 2009

Like, oh, say when a certain book about vampires and werewolves that you have read about 80 times and own three copies of the film version and already have tickets to the midnight showing of the second film in the series GETS TURNED INTO A CLASS AT YOUR ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY!

ENGL-317 Young Adult Literature

ENGL-317-01 Young Adult Literature
Spring only

  • Fisher, Leona
  • Young Adult Fiction (undergraduate)
    Leona Fisher
    Spring 2010

    Arguably one of the liveliest genres to appear in the last thirty years, young adult (YA) or adolescent fiction is innovative, far-ranging, and controversial. Both texts written for adolescents (such as the later Harry Potters and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight), who are usually defined as 12-15 years of age, and those appropriated by them (such as The Lovely Bones and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) will be examined, as will films that have been made from those texts (such as Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak and the film of the same name). Students will attend required film viewings; do in-class, spontaneous writing; write several short essays; take a mid-term examination; and write an original research paper or creative short story with commentary as a final project.

    Suck it, nerds. That just made my entire YEAR.

    (also, Speak is a movie Kristen Stewart did when she was 14. It is incredible. I have also seen it multiple times.)

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    1. chefhooles permalink
      October 23, 2009 7:07 pm

      yes! i’ve seen that movie, also i have read the book, and it was what cemented my hatred of kristen stewart that i guess has been slightly alleviated by the vampire movie, mostly bc she’s got great hair. slightly disappointed w this year’s english selection, but i’m going to try uber hard to get into the waste land class. ts eliot, i’ve been waiting 4 years for you.

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