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Unhoming the Child: Queer Paths and Precarious Futures In Kissing the Witch

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Item Summary Nolte-Odhiambo, Carmen 2019-10-07T21:18:25Z 2019-10-07T21:18:25Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Nolte-Odhiambo, Carmen. "Unhoming the Child: Queer Paths and Precarious Futures In Kissing the Witch." <em>Pacific Coast Philology</em> 53.2 (2018): 239-50.
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dc.description.abstract Focusing on Emma Donoghue’s fairy-tale retellings for young readers, this essay explores the implications of stories that stray from the conventional script of children’s literature by rejecting normative models of belonging as well as happily-ever-after permanence. Instead of securely positioning the child on the path toward reproductive futurism and the creation of a new family home, these tales present radical visions of queer futurity and kinship and upend normative child-adult relations. Drawing in particular on Sara Ahmed’s work on happiness and Judith (Jack) Halberstam’s analysis of queer time, I analyze how Donoghue’s versions of “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel” unhome their protagonists and cast them outside of heteronormative temporality.
dc.format.extent 14 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Penn State University Press
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dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subject home
dc.subject Children's literature
dc.subject Fairy tales
dc.subject Queer theory
dc.subject Emma Donoghue
dc.title Unhoming the Child: Queer Paths and Precarious Futures In Kissing the Witch
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
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