Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 2, June 2013
pp. 105-121 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0013
By way of exploring Kenneth Millard’s arguments about adolescence and genre, this essay examines representations of the pregnant adolescent. It also considers Millard’s claims of the possibilities of social change effected by both novels and adolescents and argues that metaphor is central to constructions of adolescence in American culture.