To Count as a Girl: Misdirection in 10 Things I Hate About You

Mclennan, Rachael (2014) To Count as a Girl: Misdirection in 10 Things I Hate About You. Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, IX (1). ISSN 1554-6985

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Abstract

Critical readings of 10 Things I Hate About You have primarily focused on whether, and to what extent, Kat has relinquished the feminist values she displays prior to her "taming" and usually claim that the film is conservative in its treatment of gender. This article complicates such readings. It focuses on the poem Kat reads and performs at the film's conclusion in order to argue that the strategy of misdirection is vital for understanding that ambiguity is key to the film's foregrounding and treatment of 1990s adolescent girlhood.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 23:43
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53194
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