Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
by Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Resources
From the University of San Francisco. Lots of good stuff here, including the full texts of some of her pieces.
A full-text version of the story, from an authorized Joyce Carol Oates website.
Oates was inspired, in part, to write this story as a result of the actual murder of teenage Alleen Rowe by Charles Schmid. You can read about Schmid here. He even stuffed his boots to make himself taller.
In this Google Books preview, you can read Elaine Showalter's introductions to Oates's story and an essay from Oates on her story and the film, Smooth Talk.
The NY Times review the 1985 movie based on Oates's story.
Ebert's review of the movie – he gave it 3.5 stars.
Lyric's to Bob Dylan's song, which was one of Joyce Carol Oates's inspirations for the story. (Oates dedicated the story to Dylan.)
Check out the trailer for the 1985 movie adaptation, Smooth Talk.
Watch a few scenes on YouTube.
Lyrics and performance of a Schubert song based on a theme ("Death and the Maiden") that inspired the story.
A website exploring the "Death and the Maiden" theme in Renaissance art. Learn more about how this is connected to Oates's story in our discussion on "Symbolism."