Contemporary Women's Popular Culture


Chick Lit in the Media

“The 7 Best Literary Heroines of All Time” by Jessica Seigel, Glamour, September 2010

"Jennifer Weiner is Proud to Be the Queen of Chick Lit" by Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2010

"Chick Lit 101," by Wallace Yovetich,, July 15, 2010

"The Devil Wears Old Navy: Can Chick Lit Survive the Recession?" by Amy Benfer,, August 13, 2009

"More Gumption, Less Gucci" by Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, August 12, 2009

"Bridget Would Hate Her" by Karen Brooks, The Courier Mail, May 27, 2009 (Australia)  

“The Next Chapter: Chick Lit is Growing Up,” by Charity Vogel, Buffalo News, April 6, 2008

"Varför knullar inte Bridget?" by Anna Dahlqvist, RFSU, 2007 (Sweden)

“Chick Lit Goes Global,” by Maud Tournier-Alland, Anglow: A Review of the Anglophone World, December 2006

“Ohne Chick-Lit geht die Tussi nie ins Bett,” by Regula Freuler, NZZ Online, December 2006 (Germany)

“Chic Lit for Chic Women,” by Shevasherapy T. Rosero, Enterprise, November 27, 2006

“Epicurean Bean Paste,” by Yang Sung-hee, JoongAng Daily, August 18, 2006 (Korea)

"The Trouble with Chick Lit," by Helaine Olen,, August 11, 2006

“The Lit of Chick Lit,” by Patty Campbell, The Horn Book, July/August 2006

“Pink Inc.” by Sharda Prashad, Toronto Star, July 23, 2006

“Bridget Harrison’s Diary: Keeping Up with Jones’s,” by Leyla Linton, The Washington Post, July 5, 2006; C03

A Real-Life Bridget Jones,” by Leyla Linton,, July 2, 2006

“What is ‘Chick Lit’?” by Katherine Heine, Waco Tribune-Herald, June 30, 2006

"Chick Lit, for Better or Worse, is Here to Stay," by Carol Memmott, USA Today, June 21, 2006

“Feminism in Freefall,” by Malcolm A. Kline, Independent Women’s Forum, June 5, 2006

Tjejer köper ‘chick lit’” by Karin Henriksson, Svenska Dagbladet, April 15, 2006 (Sweden)

"The Chick-Lit Pandemic," by Rachel Donadio, New York Times Book Review, March 19, 2006, p. 31.

"Marisa's Voice," by Victor Greto, Delaware Online: The News Journal, January 15, 2006

“Chick lit, (post)romantiche senza miele,” by Laura Pugno, Il manifesto, December 28, 2005 (Italy)

"Women's Lives are Reflected in 'Chick Lit' Genre," by Tahree Lane, Toledo Blade, November 13, 2005

Lit for Chicks of Color: A Girls' Guide to Desirable Reading," by Megan Izen, Colorlines Magazine: Race, Action, Culture, Winter 2005

Chick Flicks in the Media

"Girls on Film" by Renyi Lim, Marie-Clarie, March 2011 (Malaysia)

"The Mother of Reinvention" by Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, September 24, 2009

"'Jane Eyre,' 'Emma' and ... 'Legally Blonde?'" by Angelia Joiner, Reporter-News (Abilene, TX), March 19, 2008

"A Few Minutes with Mallory Young, author and Tarleton State professor," by Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Business Press, March 17, 2008