Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves: Strong Female Characters in SyFy and Young Adult Literature
In this interactive session, participants examined how female characters in SyFy cult classics (e.g. Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Dollhouse), recent films (Melancholia), and young adult literature (Beneath a Meth Moon; Make Lemonade) can disrupt gender stereotypes typically found in classic literature. Attendees learned strategies to incorporate media and YA lit to help students strengthen literary analysis skills (as required by the Common Core State Standards and college humanities courses).
Richmond, Kia, Jean Putnam, and Cameron Contois. Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves: Strong Female Characters in SyFy and Young Adult Literature. Presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference, East Lansing, MI. October, 2013.