Where are You Going where Have You Been

The story was the basis for the movie Smooth Talk, which became the subject of much feminist debate.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates


ISBN: 9780813521343

Category: Fiction

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Joyce Carol Oates's prize-winning story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" takes up troubling subjects that continue to occupy her in her fiction: the romantic longings and limited options of adolescent women; the tensions between mothers and daughters; the sexual victimization of women; and the American obsession with violence. Inspired by a magazine story about a serial killer, its remarkable portrait of the dreamy teenager Connie has made it a feminist classic. Connie's life anticipates the emergence of American society from the social innocence of the fifties into the harsher contemporary realities of war, random violence, and crime. The story was the basis for the movie Smooth Talk, which became the subject of much feminist debate. This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of Oates's life, an authoritative text of "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been," an essay by Oates on Smooth Talk, the original Life article about the serial killer, ten critical essays (including two about the film), and a bibliography. The contributors are Brenda O. Daly, Christina Marsden Gillis, Don Moser, Tom Quirk, B. Ruby Rich, R.J.R. Rockwood, Larry Rubin, Gretchen Schulz, Marie Mitchell Oleson Urbanski, Joyce M. Wegs, Marilyn C. Wesley, and Joan D. Winslow.

A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates s Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141034472X

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Concept of Duality in Joyce Carol Oates s Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: HS The Coming-of-Age Story in America, language: English, abstract: In the 'coming-of-age story' ...

Author: Andreas Keilbach

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640404173


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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: HS The Coming-of-Age Story in America, language: English, abstract: In the 'coming-of-age story' the major conflict of the story lies in the adult world. Rather than focusing on the change of the youth, in the latter story type the youth character is exposed to a confrontation with the adult world. In Oates's story this confrontation consists of the fact that the youth world (Connie) is getting overpowered by the adult world (Arnold Friend). At the beginning of the story, in the title, the reader is confronted with a twofold question pointing in two directions. "The very title of the story calls attention to duality: a future (where are you going) and a past (where have you been)." Therefore, in this term paper the following thesis will be examined: "The concept of duality is a basic feature of the 'coming-of-age' story." It will be shown that in Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" one distinctive feature of creating the story type of the 'coming-of-age' story is the concept of duality. While following the twofold pattern of analyzing the representation of the youth world and the adult world, further major techniques of creating duality in Oates's story will be discovered, such as irony, ambiguity, grotesque, parody, allusions, deception, and allegory.

Black Music Black Poetry

to pay for corruption but have no deductions to pay for your pension pay for your
pay cut pay for your strike fund to Maintain ... you been Where are you going
Where have you been When you throw down your coat & kick off your shoes &
drink ...

Author: Gordon E. Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317173929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Black Music, Black Poetry offers readers a fuller appreciation of the diversity of approaches to reading black American poetry. It does so by linking a diverse body of poetry to musical genres that range from the spirituals to contemporary jazz. The poetry of familiar figures such as Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes and less well-known poets like Harryette Mullen or the lyricist to Pharaoh Sanders, Amos Leon Thomas, is scrutinized in relation to a musical tradition contemporaneous with the lifetime of each poet. Black music is considered the strongest representation of black American communal consciousness; and black poetry, by drawing upon such a musical legacy, lays claim to a powerful and enduring black aesthetic. The contributors to this volume take on issues of black cultural authenticity, of musical imitation, and of poetic performance as displayed in the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka, Michael Harper, Nathaniel Mackey, Jayne Cortez, Harryette Mullen, and Amos Leon Thomas. Taken together, these essays offer a rich examination of the breath of black poetry and the ties it has to the rhythms and forms of black music and the influence of black music on black poetic practice.

Vision re vision

Coulthard , A . R . “ Joyce Carol Oates ' s ' Where Are You Going , Where Have
You Been ? ' as Pure Realism . ” Studies in Short Fiction 26 ( 1989 ) : 505 - 09 .
Daly , Brenda O . “ An Unfilmable Conclusion ' : Joyce Carol Oates at the Movies .

Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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The essays in Vision/Re-Vision analyze in detail ten popular and important films adapted from contemporary American fiction by women, addressing the ways in which the writers' latent or overt feminist messages are reinterpreted by the filmmakers who bring them to the screen, demonstrating that there is much to praise as well as much to fault in the adaptations and that the process of adaptation itself is instructive rather than destructive, since it enriches understanding about both media.


Notes 5 | Having only one meaning . 2 Joyce M. Wegs , “ Don't You Know Who I
Am ? ' The Grotesque in Oates's ' Where Are You Going , Where Have You Been
? ' ” in Critical Essays on Joyce Carol Oates , ed . Linda W. Wagner ( Boston ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Paulinas

ISBN: 9780155010147

Category: College readers

Page: 608

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Includes the fiction section from Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing 2/e with three student papers and works by women, minority, non-Western and contemporary authors.

Companion to Literature

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? ... Oates's fascination with extreme violence has
been a frequent point of contention ... pointing emphatically to such examples as
the writer's apparently METAPHOR- ical handling of rape in “Where Are You

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812743X

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 842

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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

Case Containing Exceptions

A. There might have been some conversation, Q. Did it occur? A. It verylikely did.
Q. Do you think it did ? 1011 A. Yes, sir. Q. Such as “where have you been last
night?” and “ how have you been?” and “ where are you going today ?” A. Exactly






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Senate documents

Q. But before that you did not speak of it ? -A . No , sir . ... Q. Were you with
William MacNish and others at the time they were met , in last October , by Joel
Niblack and others ? ... A . Yes , sir ; we had been to Lake City , and was going
home .






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Slavery Unmasked

Kit and Henry heard them say they were three boys going to Warrington . ' “ They
passed on to the place where ... Said he , ' Have you got a pass ? ' Said I , ' I have
no pass , but we ... Where have you been ? ' Chopping wood for John Brown .

Author: Philo Tower



Category: Kansas

Page: 432

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The Living Age

What were you thinking of , mother , to let “ You will find no other people so fool-
such a child go out alone ? " ish , ” said Frederick , sa ... Fancy have been more
unhappy about her than my dismay when I saw youyou , who I can say . The
gardener has gone out to ... Tell me where were you going ? where Oh , here she




Category: Literature


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Refusal and Transgression in Joyce Carol Oates Fiction

She is picked up in a country tavern by Ike , a commonplace version of the
diabolical rapist Arnold Friend of “ Where Are You Going , Where Have You Been
? ” In “ Pastoral Blood , ” Grace is motivated by the reified apathy of her mother ' s

Author: Marilyn C. Wesley

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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This first comprehensive post-structuralist study of Joyce Carol Oates' fiction provides a sophisticated feminist analysis that contradicts the negative evaluations of earlier feminist critics. Wesley discovers in the stories of daughters and sons, narratives that refute the gender roles that the family perpetuates. She illustrates how Oates' disturbing portrayals of troubled families can and do address complex issues of power in contemporary society--economic dislocation, gender inequity, and violence--as they are experienced in intimate relationships.

The Ladies Repository

Have you been born of the Spirit? Is there no doubt upon ... What have you done
to-day 7 What are you going to do? Are you ... That you may watch for souls and
labor for God? Were you ever the means of converting one soul to God? Did you




Category: Methodist Episcopal Church


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English Forests and Forest Trees Historical Legendary and Descriptive

When you say The estimated contents were 804 loads , and the actual
measurement 1,539 loads ? Yes ; but it was impossible for them to have come to
any correct conclusion as to the estimated contents in the way they did it ; they
might have been ... Had that loose mode of measuring the effect of keeping away
respectable timber - dealers who were not acquainted with the tricks that were
going on ?




Category: England

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Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York Held in 1867 and 1868 in the City of Albany

A . No , Q . Did you meet Bangs at the Syracuse House , sir , not a particle ; I had
nothing to do with it . and have a conversation ... Q . Don ' t you know you were
there while that Q . Has that money ever been used for the benetrial was going ...

Author: New York (State). Constitutional Convention



Category: Constitutional conventions


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Little Dorrit

The notion of you among professionals , Amy , is really the last thing I could have
conceived ! ” said her sister . “ Why , how did you ever get here ? ” “ I don't know
... said Fanny , doing as the rest did ; “ what were you going to say ? " “ Since you

Author: Charles Dickens





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Executive Documents

Q. Where were you at the time the explosion took place in the mine yesterday
morning ? A. I was ... Q. How soon did you see any of the effects of the explosion
? A. In about five ... Yes , sir ; said to have been caused by a shot going off . Q.
Did ...

Author: Ohio





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