College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations

Full Title of Thesis or Dissertation

Josephine, Josie, Jo

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Women & Gender Studies


feminist children's literature, female-identified, relational belonging, Aimee Carrillo Rowe, literature in translation


This work of feminist children’s literature was inspired by Aimee Carrillo Rowe’s article, “Be Longing: Toward a Feminist Politics of Relation.” Rowe’s theory of relational belonging suggests that our identities are made in relation to the individual people we come into contact with as well as the communities of people with whom we engage. Since our surroundings are constantly changing this suggests that our identities are consistently altered as well. I have taken this theory and translated it into a format palatable for children. The result of this translation is a feminist children's book titled Josephine, Josie, Jo. The book can be found within the archives along with my scholarly paper. You can find Rowe’s article in the NWSA Journal; Summer 2005, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p 15-46 or as the first chapter of her book Power Lines: on the Subject of Feminist Alliances.

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Feminist children's literature: A work of translation