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I have been publishing about adolescent representation in movies for nearly 30 years, with resulting books including Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema (Texas, 2002; revised 2014) and Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen (Wallflower, 2005). I edited Youth Culture in Global Cinema (Texas, 2007) with Alexandra Seibel, and was the co-editor of The Films of Amy Heckerling (Edinburgh, 2016) and The Films of John Hughes (Edinburgh, 2021), both with Frances Smith. I also authored Boyhood: A Young Life on Screen (Routledge, 2017), about the 2014 Richard Linklater film Boyhood, and edited the collection Cinemas of Boyhood: Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality (Berghahn, 2021). An updated edition of Teen Movies with the subtitle A Century of American Youth will be published by Columbia in 2023.
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