Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity.

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    • Abstract:
      In this paper, I analyze the theorization of adolescent femininity within three popular cultural texts about girls and schooling written by women and published in the United States during the 1990s. The books, referred to as Ophelia narratives, include Lyn Mikel Brown and Carol Gilligan's (1992) Meeting at the Crossroads, Mary Pipher's (1994) Reviving Ophelia, and Peggy Orenstein's (1994) Schoolgirls. Drawing on feminist and literary theories informed by poststructuralism, I read the Ophelia narratives as alternative educative texts in which adult women use the figure of the hysterical adolescent girl to engage with knowledge about gender and sexuality. I argue that the adolescent girl, central to debates about gender and education in the 1990s, serves as a site of displaced self-representation, where women challenge as well as reaffirm adolescent femininity as a state of injury. In this way, the Ophelia narratives provide an archive from which to examine the contradictory discourses of femininity that position the adolescent girl within curricular representations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9660
    • ISSN:
      0954-0253
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/09540250701650656
    • Accession Number:
      27256714
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    • ABNT:
      MARSHALL, E. Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity. Gender & Education, [s. l.], v. 19, n. 6, p. 707–728, 2007. DOI 10.1080/09540250701650656. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=20h&AN=27256714&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 25 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Marshall E. Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity. Gender & Education. 2007;19(6):707-728. doi:10.1080/09540250701650656.
    • APA:
      Marshall, E. (2007). Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity. Gender & Education, 19(6), 707–728. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540250701650656
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Marshall, Elizabeth. 2007. “Schooling Ophelia: Hysteria, Memory and Adolescent Femininity.” Gender & Education 19 (6): 707–28. doi:10.1080/09540250701650656.
    • Harvard:
      Marshall, E. (2007) ‘Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity’, Gender & Education, 19(6), pp. 707–728. doi: 10.1080/09540250701650656.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Marshall, E 2007, ‘Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity’, Gender & Education, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 707–728, viewed 25 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Marshall, Elizabeth. “Schooling Ophelia: Hysteria, Memory and Adolescent Femininity.” Gender & Education, vol. 19, no. 6, Nov. 2007, pp. 707–728. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/09540250701650656.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Marshall, Elizabeth. “Schooling Ophelia: Hysteria, Memory and Adolescent Femininity.” Gender & Education 19, no. 6 (November 2007): 707–28. doi:10.1080/09540250701650656.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Marshall E. Schooling Ophelia: hysteria, memory and adolescent femininity. Gender & Education [Internet]. 2007 Nov [cited 2020 Jan 25];19(6):707–28. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=20h&AN=27256714&custid=s6224580