Further Reading

A list of resources for those interested in learning more about the Outside Girls and the cumulative bibliography from my senior thesis. It also features the research/scholars you have seen mentioned in the blog.


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Bechdel, Alison. “The Rule.” Cartoon. Dykes to Watch Out For. Dykes to Watch Out For, 1985. Web. 20 June 2014.

Bolte, Caralyn. “‘Normal is the Watchword’: Exiling Cultural Anxieties and Redefining Desire from the Margins.” Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom. Ed. Sharon Marie Ross and Louisa Ellen Stein. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2008. 93-113. Print.

Bornemann, Samantha. “Innocence Lost: The Third Wave of Teen Girl Drama.” Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars. Ed. Rob Thomas and Leah Wilson. Dallas: Benbella Books, Inc., 2007. 184-193. Print.

Braun, Jolie. “Passing Notes and Passing Crushes: Writing Desire and Sexuality in My So-Called Life.” Dear Angela: Remembering My So-Called Life. Ed. Michele Byers and David Lavery. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 107-119. Print.

Brickman, Barbara. “The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Fan: Consumption and Queer Inspiration in Six Feet Under.” Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom. Ed. Sharon Marie Ross and Louisa Ellen Stein. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2008. 150-169. Print.

Buchberg, Lisa. “Oedipus in Brooklyn: Reading Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham’s Girls.” The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 83.1 (2014): 121-150. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 17 Feb. 2014.

Buttsworth, Sara. “‘Bite Me’: Buffy and the penetration of the Gendered Warrior-Hero.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 16.2 (2002): 185-199. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Byers, Michele. “Gender/Sexuality/Desire: Subversion of Difference and Construction of Loss in the Adolescent Drama of My So-Called Life.” Dear Angela: Remembering My So-Called Life. Ed. Michele Byers and David Lavery. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 13-34. Print.

Byers, Michele. “My So-Called Life.” The Essential Cult TV Reader. Ed. David Lavery. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. 174-180. Print.

Chafe, William H. The Paradox of Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print.

Cialdini, Robert B. “Liking: The Friendly Thief.” Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Ed. Robert B. Cialdini. New York: Collins, 2007. 167-207. Print.

Collins, Gail. “The Eggs and Us: The Abortion Wars Rage On.” New York Times. New York Times, 27 June 2014. Web. 29 June 2014.

Conaway, Cindy. “‘You Can See Things that Other People Can’t’: Changing Images of the Girl with Glasses, from Gidget to Daria.” Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 49-63. Print.

Cover, Rob. “‘Not to Be Toyed With’: Drug Addiction, Bullying and Self-Empowerment in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 19.1 (2005): 85-101. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Currie, Dawn H. and Deirdre M. Kelly. “ ‘I’m Going to Crush You Like a Bug’: Understanding Girls’ Agency and Empowerment.” Girlhood: Redefining the Limits. Ed. Yasmin Jiwani, Candis Steenbergen and Claudia Mitchell. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2006. 155-172. Print.

Daalmans, Serena. “‘I’m Busy Trying to Become Who I Am’: Self-Entitlement and the City in HBO’s Girls.” Feminist Media Studies 13.2 (2013): 359-362. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 17 Feb. 2014.

Dean-Ruzicka, Rachel. “Themes of Privilege and Whiteness in the Films of Wes Anderson.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 30 (2013): 25-40. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

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Fitzwater, Judy. “From Golden Girl to Rich Dude Kryptonite: Why Veronica Mars is In with the Out-Crowd.” Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars. Ed. Rob Thomas and Leah Wilson. Dallas: Benbella Books, Inc., 2007. 195-203. Print.

Ford, Jessica. “Coming Out of the Broom Closet: Willow’s Sexuality and Empowerment in Buffy.” Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion. Ed. Mary Alice Money. London: Titan Books, 2012. 94-102. Print.

Friedman, Susan Stanford. “Wartime Cosmopolitanism: Cosmofeminism in Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 32.1 (2013): 23-52. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Gay, Roxane. “Beyond the Measure of Men.” Bad Feminist. New York: Harper Perennial, 2014. 170-176. Print.

Gilbert, Pam and Sandra Taylor. Fashioning the Feminine: Girls, Popular Culture and Schooling. North Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1991. Print.

Giroux, Henry A. “Teen Girls’ Resistance and the Disappearing Socials in Ghost World.” The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 24 (2002): 283-304. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 13 Jan. 2014.

Gourley, Catherine. “Was Freaks and Geeks Too Real?” Writing 23.1 (2000): n.p. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 27 Jan. 2014.

Gray, Jonathan. “Freaks and Geeks.” The Essential Cult TV Reader. Ed. David Lavery. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. 120-126. Print.

Grdesic, Masa. “‘I’m Not the Ladies!’: Metatextual Commentary in Girls.” Feminist Media Studies 13.2 (2013): 355-358. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 17 Feb. 2014.

Hains, Rebecca C. “‘Pretty Smart’: Subversive Intelligence in Girl Power Cartoons.” Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 65-84. Print.

Hart-Gunn, Lesley. “Arrested Development and the Theatre of the Absurd.” Velox: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Film: 2.1 (2008): 14-20. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 24. Feb. 2014.

Hendershot, Heather. “Parks and Recreation: The Cultural Forum.” How to Watch Television. Ed. Jason Mittell and Ethan Thompson. New York: NYU Press, 2013. 204-212. Print.

Holden, Stephen. “A Brooklyn Girl Who’s Just Not Frilly.” New York Times. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2011. Web. 17 March 2014.

Holmes, Linda. “The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth.” National Public Radio. Monkey See, 5 June 2014. Web. 6 June 2014.

Holmes, Linda. “‘The Other Woman’: When Terrible Movies Happen to Funny Actresses.” National Public Radio. Monkey See, 4 April 2014. Web. 20 June 2014.

Hoppenstand, Gary. “Editorial: The Horror of It All.” The Journal of Popular Culture 45.1 (2012): 1-2. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Jones, Caroline E. “Unpleasant Consequences: First Sex in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and Gilmore Girls.” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 5.1 (2013): 65-83. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 24 Feb. 2014.

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Keetley, Dawn. “Stillborn: The Entropic Gothic of American Horror Story.” Gothic Studies 15.2 (2013): 89-107. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Kerr, Barbara. Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press, 1994. Print.

Landis, Lerone. “GBF Looking for Love.” The Gay & Lesbian Review 19.3 (2012): 49. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 17 March 2014.

Lorber, Judith. “The Social Construction of Gender.”  Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions. 5th ed. Ed. Susan M. Shaw and Janet Lee. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. 126-129. Print.

Lyall, Sarah. “A Bud About to Burst Into Bloom.” New York Times. New York Times, 4 Oct. 2009. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

Lydenberg, Robin. “Under Construction: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.” European Journal of English Studies 16.1 (2012): 57-68. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

MacDowell, James. “Wes Anderson, Tone and the Quirky Sensibility.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 10.1 (2012): 6-27. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Magoulick, Mary. “Frustrating Female Heroism: Mixed Messages in Xena, Nikita, and Buffy.” The Journal of Popular Culture 39.5 (2006): 729-755. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Mandala, Susan. “Solidarity and the Scoobies: An Analysis of the –y Suffix in the Television Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Language and Literature 16.1 (2007): 53-73. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Mayer, Sophie. “‘We Used to Be Friends’: Breaking Up With America’s Sweetheart.” Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series. Ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and Sue Turnbull. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011. 137-151. Print.

McCabe, Janet. “‘Like, Whatever’: Claire, Female Identity and Growing Up Dysfunctional.” Reading Six Feet Under: TV to Die For. Ed. Kim Akass and Janet McCabe. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005. 121-134. Print.

McRobbie, Angela. The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2009. Print.

Meltzer, Marisa. “Who Is a Feminist Now?” New York Times. New York Times, 21 May 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.

Miller, Nancy K. “Out of the Family: Generations of Women in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.” Life Writing 4.1 (2007): 13-29. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Mittell, Jason. “Narrative Complexity in Contemporary American Television.” The Velvet Light Trap 58 (2006): 29-40. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 24 Feb. 2014.

Moore, Robert. “How Buffy Changed Television.” Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion. Ed. Mary Alice Money. London: Titan Books, 2012. 140-158. Print.

Murphy, Caryn. “‘It Only Got Teenage Girls.’ Narrative Strategies and the Teenage Perspective of My So-Called Life.” Dear Angela: Remembering My So-Called Life. Ed. Michele Byers and David Lavery. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 165-178. Print.

Murray, Faye and Holly Golding. “Women Who Hate Women: Female Competition in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion. Ed. Mary Alice Money. London: Titan Books, 2012. 83-94. Print.

Nelson, Max. “April and August: Moonrise Kingdom.” Senses of Cinema 63 (2012): n.p. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Newman, Michael Z. Indie: An American Film Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. Print.

Norman, Kelly and Abigail Ware Kelso. “Television as Text: The Public Administration of Parks and Recreation.” Administrative Theory & Praxis 34.1 (2012): 143-146. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 24 Feb. 2014.

Nygaard, Taylor. “Girls Just Want to be ‘Quality’: HBO, Lena Dunham, and Girls’ Conflicting Brand Identity.” Feminist Media Studies 13.2 (2013): 370-374. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 17 Feb. 2014.

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Paule, Michele. “Super Slacker Girls: Dropping Out but Divinely Inspired.” Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 85-102. Print.

Petersen, Anne Helen. “Jennifer Lawrence and The History of Cool Girls.” BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed Celeb, 28 Feb. 2014. Web. 30 May 2014.

Piechota, Carole Lyn. “Give Me a Second Grace: Music as Absolution in The Royal Tenenbaums.” Senses of Cinema 38 (2006): n.p. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Potter, W. James. Media Literacy. 5th ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2011. Print.

Raby, Rebecca. “Talking (Behind Your) Back: Young Women and Resistance.” Girlhood: Redefining the Limits. Ed. Yasmin Jiwani, Candis Steenbergen and Claudia Mitchell. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2006. 138-154. Print.

Richards, Chris. “What Are We? Adolescence, Sex and Intimacy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 18.1 (2004): 121-137. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 Feb. 2014.

Richardson, Sarah Catherine. “‘Old Father, Old Artificer’: Queering Suspicion in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” M/C Journal 15.1 (2012): n.p. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

Rustad, Gry C. and Timotheus Vermeulen. “‘Did You Get Pears?’: Temporality and Temps Mortality in The Wire, Mad Men, and Arrested Development.” Time in Television Narrative. Ed. Melissa Ames. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2012. 153-164. Print.

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Sanders, Joe Sutcliff. “Theorizing Sexuality in Comics.” The Rise of the American Comics Artist. Ed. Paul Williams and James Lyons. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2010. 150-163. Print.

Sborgi, Anna Viola. “‘The Thing That Reads a Lot’: Bibliophilia, College Life, and Literary Culture in Gilmore Girls.” Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Ed. David Scott Diffrient and David Lavery. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2010. 186-201. Print.

Schieble, Melissa. “Critical Conversations on Whiteness With Young Adult Literature.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 56.3 (2012): 212-221. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 27 Jan. 2014.

Scott, A.O. “Beware of Strangers Bearing Champagne.” New York Times. New York Times, 8 Oct. 2009. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

Segall, Kimberly Wedeven. “Melancholy Ties: Intergenerational Loss and Exile in Persepolis.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 28.1 (2008): 38-49. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Shaw, Susan M. and Janet Lee. Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. Print.

Shoshana, Avi and Elly Teman. “Coming Out of the Coffin: Life-Self and Death-Self in Six Feet Under.” Symbolic Interaction 29.4 (2006): 557-576. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

Sibielski, Rosalind. “‘Nothing Hurts the Cause More Than That’: Veronica Mars and the business of the backlash.” Feminist Media Studies 10.3 (2010): 321-334. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 20 Jan. 2014.

Smith, Sophie. “‘I Felt a Funeral in My Brain’: The Politics of Representation in HBO’s Six Feet Under.” Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 14.2 (2009): 200-206. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

Sperb, Jason. “Ghost without a Machine: Enid’s Anxiety of Depth(lessness) in Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 21.3 (2004): 209-217. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 13 Jan. 2014.

Stebbins, Anne. “Fun Home: Questions of Sexuality and Identity.” Journal of LGBT Youth 8.3 (2011) 285-288. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

Stern, Danielle M. “It Takes a Classless, Heteronormative Utopian Village: Gilmore Girls and the Problem of Postfeminism.” The Communication Review 15 (2012): 167-186. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 20 Jan. 2014.

Stern, Danielle M. “My So-Called Felicity and the City: Coming of Age with and Through Feminist Media Studies.” Sexuality & Culture 17 (2013): 417-433. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 27 Jan. 2014.

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Tarancon, Juan Antonio. “Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007): A Practical Case Study of Teens, Film and Cultural Studies.” Cultural Studies 26.4 (2012): 442-468. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 13 Jan. 2014.

Teachout, Terry. “‘Freaks and Geeks’: The Honest Agony of Embarrassment.” New York Times. New York Times, 11 March 2001. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.

Thompson, Ethan. “Comedy Verite? The Observational Documentary Meets the Televisual Sitcom.” The Velvet Light Trap 60 (2007): 63-72. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 24 Feb. 2014.

Tolmie, Jane. “Modernism, Memory and Desire: Queer Cultural Production in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Topia 22 (2009): 77-95. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

Turnbull, Sue. “Veronica Mars.” The Essential Cult TV Reader. Ed. David Lavery. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. 314-321. Print.

Tyree, J.M. “Unsafe Houses: Moonrise Kingdom and Wes Anderson’s Conflicted Comedies of Escape.” Film Quarterly 66.4 (2013): 23-27. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Vaughn, Evelyn. “Veronica Mars: Girl. Detective.” Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars. Ed. Rob Thomas and Leah Wilson. Dallas: Benbella Books, Inc., 2007. 35-45. Print.

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Watson, Julia. “Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Biography 31.1 (2008): 27-58. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 10 Feb. 2014.

Westman, Karin E. “Beauty and the Geek: Changing Gender Stereotypes on the Gilmore Girls.” Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 11-30. Print.

Whitney, Sarah. “‘No Longer That Girl’: Rape Narrative and Meaning in Veronica Mars.” Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series. Ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and Sue Turnbull. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011. 152-166. Print.

Wilcox, Rhonda. Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005. Print.

Williams, Paul. “Questions of ‘Contemporary Women’s Comics’.” The Rise of the American Comics Artist. Ed. Paul Williams and James Lyons. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2010. 135-149. Print.

Williamson, Milly. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The Essential Cult TV Reader. Ed. David Lavery. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. 60-67. Print.

Willis, Jessica L. “Sexual Subjectivity: A Semiotic Analysis of Girlhood, Sex, and Sexuality in the Film Juno.” Sexuality & Culture 12 (2008): 240-256. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 13 Jan. 2014.

Worth, Jennifer. “Unveiling Persepolis as Embodied Performance.” Theatre Research International 32.2 (2007): 143-160. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. 3 March 2014.

Zinder, Paul. “‘Get My Revenge On’: The Anti-Hero’s Journey.” Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series. Ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and Sue Turnbull. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011. 110-122. Print.


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