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dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Katie*
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T10:25:55Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T10:25:55Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-01
dc.identifier.citationBarnett, K. (2019). "I’m (Not) A Girl: Animating Experiences of Girlhood in Bob’s Burgers." Journal of Popular Television, 7(1), 3-23.
dc.identifier.issn2046-9861
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jptv.7.1.3_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621344
dc.description.abstractDiscourses of girlhood increasingly acknowledge its mutability, with the ‘girl’ as a complex image that cannot adequately be conceptualized by age or biology alone. Likewise, theories of animation often foreground its disruptive potential. Taking an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses girlhood studies, animation studies, and screen studies, this article analyses the representation of the two main girl characters, Tina and Louise Belcher, in the animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers (2011–present). Taking this concept of mutability as its central focus, it argues that animation is an ideal medium for representing girlhood, given its disruptive potential and non-linear capacities, whereby characters are often frozen in time. With no commitment to aging its young female characters, Bob’s Burgers is instead able to construct a landscape of girlhood that allows for endless reversal, contradiction and overlap in the experiences of Tina and Louise, whose existence as animations reveals girlhood as a liminal space in which girls can be one thing and the other – gullible and intelligent, vulnerable and strong, sexual and innocent – without negating their multifarious experiences.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/jptv/2019/00000007/00000001/art00001;jsessionid=3olbqvfqioegh.x-ic-live-03
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectadolescence
dc.subjectanimation
dc.subjectsitcom
dc.subjectpuberty
dc.subjectBob’s Burgers
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectgirlhood
dc.titleI’m (Not) A Girl: Animating Experiences of Girlhood in Bob’s Burgers
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Popular Television
dc.date.accepted2018-07-10
or.grant.openaccessNoen
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-03-01
refterms.dateFCD2018-08-16T10:42:29Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-16T14:57:30Z


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