By Lydia Kokkola
Fictions of Adolescent Carnality considers essentially the most arguable themes with regards to kids: their adventure of wish. In fiction for young people, carnal wish is variously offered as a resource of angst, an overpowering event over which one has no keep watch over, bestial, disgusting and, simply sometimes, a resource of delight. The on-set of wish, in the Anglophone culture, has been heavily linked to the lack of innocence and the top of early life. Drawing on a corpus of 2 hundred narratives of adolescent wish, Kokkola examines the connections among sociological bills of kids’ sexual behaviour, grownup fears for and approximately their off-spring and fictional representations of kids exploring their sexuality. taking over issues reminiscent of adolescent being pregnant and parenthood, queer sexualities, animal-human connections and sexual abuse, Kokkola presents wide-ranging insights into how Anglophone literature responds to young people’ carnal wants, and contributes to on-going debates at the building of early life and the ideology of innocence.
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