MARSHALL Katrina Amy
Title of PhD thesis
Five Get Into Gender Trouble: A comparative exploration of gender performances and identities, as portrayed in the Famous Five original series through to Hodder's revised 2010 editions.
Short abstract of thesis
Katrina's research is concerned with the portrayal of sex and gender in children's literature. The focus is predominantly on Hodder Children's Books "sensitively revised" editions of Enid Blyton's Famous Five series. Her thesis connects issues including gender stereotyping, critical labels of gender performance, sexism, and the power structures manifested within such constructs.