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Virginia R. Monseau's essay "Achieving Power Through Young Adult Literature: Studying Cormier's Protagonists"

Virginia R. Monseau's essay "Achieving Power Through Young Adult Literature: Studying Cormier's Protagonists"

A nine-page, typed essay about identity development and identity confusion in several of Cormier’s protagonists, this draft appears to be in late-stage review. Noted in the top right corner is the date October 27, 1993 which appears to be when the essay was added to the archive. We are not sure if the inked notations were those of Cormier, or of Monseau. They appear to number (#1-4) examples of specific identity confusion in the essay and bring Monseau’s main points into relief. It is possible that these are Cormier’s own jottings, the essay sent to him for review prior to publication. Published in The ALAN Review in Fall 1994, volume 24, issue 1, it is under a slightly different title -- “Studying Cormier’s Protagonists: Achieving Power Through Young Adult Literature”. See link to published article below.

Related Links:

“Studying Cormier’s Protagonists: Achieving Power Through Young Adult Literature” by Virginia R. Monseau, 1994.
https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/fall94/Monseau.html

A dissertation that cites Monseau’s article: “Narrative Strategies in Robert Cormier’s Young Adult Novels” by Fu-Yuan Shen, of The Ohio State University, 2006.
https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!etd.send_file?accession=osu1135277215&disposition=inline