Girls in French and Francophone Literature and Film is a collection of essays focusing on constructions of girlhood in French and Francophone Literature and Film from the late-Nineteenth to the early-Twenty-First centuries. The volume is firmly anchored at the intersection of French and Francophone studies and the bourgeoning field of girls’ studies. Collectively, the articles demonstrate that girls’ experience, historically viewed as a mere deviation from the “normative” male model, is a product of diverse ideological, cultural and economic factors, and is deserving of its own field of inquiry.
About the Author
Daniela Di Cecco, Ph.D. 1998, University of British Columbia, is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina (Columbia). She has published numerous articles in journals such as Modernités, Cahiers Robinson, The French Review and Essays on Canadian Writing and is the author of Entre femmes et jeunes filles: le roman pour adolescentes en France et au Québec (2000) and the editor of Portraits de jeunes filles. L’adolescence féminine dans les littératures et les cinémas français et francophones (2009).