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Department
Women’s Studies
Course
WOMENST 1A03
Professor
Melinda Gough
Semester
Winter

Description
Women Studies Lecture 1 2014­01­08 Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Novel ­ Author: Helen Fielding ­ Sold over 2 million copies  ­ Features within story: o Gendered body image o Advertising, media (within the story) o Consumption (Bridget = consumer, female readers of the novel as  consumers)  ­ Chick lit  ▯important mass cultural genre  ­ Lisa Guerrero  ­ Chick Lit features: o Protagonists:  Female  Generally white and middle class  Straight  o Marriage = key: Central struggle for the protagonist  o Literature for women by women o Characters negotiate love, marriage, dating, relationships, friendships,  roommates, work, weight issues, addiction o Light­hearted and humorous o Written in an intimate, confessional tone  What do
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