What it Feels Like for a Girl


How is girlhood represented on film? How is girlhood theorised? What do we think of the mediation of individual experiences of girlhood?

Key Films



More Films

  • Indivisibili
  • Mustang
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Further Reading

  • Catherine Driscoll, “Becoming a Country Girl: Gough, Kate, the CWA and Me” in Mary Celeste Kearney, ed Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture (Lang, 2011)
  • Mary Celeste Kearney, ‘Sparkle: luminosity and post-girl power media’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 2015
  • Laura Nicholson, ‘Three Fingers to Erdogan’, Red Pepper 
  • Monica Swindle, ‘Feeling Girl, Girling Feeling: An Examination of “Girl” as Affect’, Rhizomes 22 http://www.rhizomes.net/issue22/swindle.html