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History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children's Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781317121695
Pages : 298 pages
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Download History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Jackie C. Horne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did the 'flat' characters of eighteenth-century children's literature become 'round' by the mid-nineteenth? While previous critics have pointed to literary Romanticism for an explanation, Jackie C. Horne argues that this shift can be better understood by looking to the discipline of history. Eighteenth-century humanism believed the purpose of history was to teach private and public virtue by creating idealized readers to emulate. Eighteenth-century children's literature, with its impossibly perfect protagonists (and its equally imperfect villains) echoes history's exemplar goals. Exemplar history, however, came under increasing pressure during the period, and the resulting changes in historiographical practice - an increased need for reader engagement and the widening of history's purview to include the morals, manners, and material lives of everyday people - find their mirror in changes in fiction for children. Horne situates hitherto neglected Robinsonades, historical novels, and fictionalized histories within the cultural, social, and political contexts of the period to trace the ways in which idealized characters gradually gave way to protagonists who fostered readers' sympathetic engagement. Horne's study will be of interest to specialists in children's literature, the history of education, and book history.

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Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle

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ISBN 10 : 0313321205
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle PDF Format Full Free by International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 1999 and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.

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Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253110920
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by Katharine Capshaw Smith and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-07-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Harlem Renaissance, the period associated with the flowering of the arts in Harlem, inaugurated a tradition of African American children's literature, for the movement's central writers made youth both their subject and audience. W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and other Harlem Renaissance figures took an impassioned interest in the literary models offered to children, believing that the "New Negro" would ultimately arise from black youth. As a result, African American children's literature became a crucial medium through which a disparate community forged bonds of cultural, economic, and aesthetic solidarity. Kate Capshaw Smith explores the period's vigorous exchange about the nature and identity of black childhood and uncovers the networks of African American philosophers, community activists, schoolteachers, and literary artists who worked together to transmit black history and culture to the next generation.

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Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present

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ISBN 10 : 9781472420541
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present PDF Format Full Free by Asst Prof Maria Sachiko Cecire and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2015-03-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The contributors, who include Philip Pullman discussing his relationship to space and locale, analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by Sylvia Plath, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, and Elizabeth Knox, among others.

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The Widening World of Children’s Literature

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230378483
Pages : 203 pages
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Download The Widening World of Children’s Literature PDF Format Full Free by S. Ang and published by Springer. This book was released on 1999-12-14 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at the changing shape of children's literature in English from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. In particular it examines the dialect between 'enclosure' and 'exposure', control and freedom of both fictional child and child reader, how the balance of these forces has altered over time, and the possible reasons for these changes. It also looks at the representation of the child in the English novel from the 1830s to the 1860s - the period preceding the publication of Alice in Wonderland , the first major work of literature for children - and the influence of such representation in later children's books. Writers as well known as Lewis Carroll, Louisa M. Alcott, Rudyard Kipling and Charlotte Brontë are examined in the course of this work, but this study also considers works which have been (unfairly) neglected till now and which deserve to be better known; this list includes the Marlow series by Antonia Forest, Jane Gardam's Bilgewater and Henry Handel Richardson's The Getting of Wisdom .

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Existentialism, Literature and the Humanities in Africa

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Publisher : Cuvillier Verlag
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ISBN 10 : 9783736945982
Pages : 526 pages
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Download Existentialism, Literature and the Humanities in Africa PDF Format Full Free by Chijioke Uwasomba and published by Cuvillier Verlag. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is divided into seven sections and comprises forty-one articles from scholars from different persuasions and temperaments. It also includes an interview with the honouree. The major thrust of the collection centres on the place of the humanities in a drifting world and the need to chart a fresh course of action that could restore hope to humanity. The contributions also represent a melting-pot for the various branches of humanistic scholarship. We hope this book would serve as a resourceful compendium for scholars, students, policy makers and all lovers of knowledge production and dissemination”

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The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317024750
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain PDF Format Full Free by Lucy Pearson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucy Pearson’s lively and engaging book examines British children’s literature during the period widely regarded as a ’second golden age’. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ’good’ children’s literature in Britain, with particular attention to children’s book publishing. Pearson begins with a critical overview of the discourse surrounding children’s literature during the 1960s and 1970s, summarizing the main critical debates in the context of the broader social conversation that took place around children and childhood. The contributions of publishing houses, large and small, to changing ideas about children’s literature become apparent as Pearson explores the careers of two enormously influential children’s editors: Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and Aidan Chambers of Topliner Macmillan. Brilliant as an innovator of highly successful marketing strategies, Webb played a key role in defining what were, in her words, ’the best in children’s books’, while Chambers’ work as an editor and critic illustrates the pioneering nature of children's publishing during this period. Pearson shows that social investment was a central factor in the formation of this golden age, and identifies its legacies in the modern publishing industry, both positive and negative.

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Genocide in Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781134660827
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Genocide in Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature PDF Format Full Free by Jane Gangi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-03-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies children’s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes or otherwise distort, demean, or oversimplify. In this focus on young people’s literature of specific genocides, Gangi profiles and critiques works on the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979); the Iraqi Kurds (1988); the Maya of Guatemala (1981-1983); Bosnia, Kosovo, and Srebrenica (1990s); Rwanda (1994); and Darfur (2003-present). In addition to critical analysis, each chapter also provides historical background based on the work of prominent genocide scholars. To conduct research for the book, Gangi traveled to Bosnia, engaged in conversation with young people from Rwanda, and spoke with scholars who had traveled to or lived in Guatemala and Cambodia. This book analyses the ways contemporary children, typically ages ten and up, are engaged in the study of genocide, and addresses the ways in which child survivors who have witnessed genocide are helped by literature that mirrors their experiences.

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The Child in British Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780230361867
Pages : 266 pages
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Download The Child in British Literature PDF Format Full Free by A. Gavin and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-02-20 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first volume to consider childhood over eight centuries of British writing, this book traces the literary child from medieval to contemporary texts. Written by international experts, the volume's essays challenge earlier readings of childhood and offer fascinating contributions to the current upsurge of interest in constructions of childhood.

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Comparative Children's Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781134404858
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Comparative Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Emer O'Sullivan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-03-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.

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Irish Children's Literature and Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781136825101
Pages : 214 pages
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Download Irish Children's Literature and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Keith O'Sullivan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-03-17 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irish Children’s Literature and Culture looks critically at Irish writing for children from the 1980s to the present, examining the work of many writers and illustrators and engaging with major genres, forms, and issues, including the gothic, the speculative, picturebooks, ethnicity, and globalization. It contextualizes modern Irish children’s literature in relation to Irish mythology and earlier writings, as well as in relation to Irish writing for adults, thereby demonstrating the complexity of this fascinating area. What constitutes a "national literature" is rarely straightforward, and it is especially complex when discussing writing for young people in an Irish context. Until recently, there was only a slight body of work that could be classified as "Irish children’s literature" in comparison with Ireland’s contribution to adult literature in the twentieth century. The contributors to the volume examine a range of texts in relation to contemporary literary and cultural theory, and children’s literature internationally, raising provocative questions about the future of the topic. Irish Children’s Literature and Culture is essential reading for those interested in Irish literature, culture, sociology, childhood, and children’s literature. Valerie Coghlan, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, is a librarian and lecturer. She is a former co-editor of Bookbird: An International Journal of Children's Literature. She has published widely on Irish children's literature and co-edited several books on the topic. She is a former board member of the IRSCL, and a founder member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature, Children's Books Ireland, and IBBY Ireland. Keith O’Sullivan lectures in English at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin. He is a founder member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature, a former member of the board of directors of Children’s Books Ireland, and past chair of the Children’s Books Ireland/Bisto Book of the Year Awards. He has published on the works of Philip Pullman and Emily Brontë.

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Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313296146
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Maria Nikolajeva and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars from 10 countries address children's literature as a literary art form and provide an international perspective on its history and evolution.

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Shakespeare in Children's Literature

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9780415888882
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Shakespeare in Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Erica Hateley and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2010-12-21 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.

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Change and Renewal in Children's Literature

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ISBN 10 : 0275981851
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Change and Renewal in Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Thomas Van der Walt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of scholarly essays on the topics of change and renewal in children's literature.

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Don Quixote as Children's Literature

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476632438
Pages : 270 pages
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Download Don Quixote as Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Velma Bourgeois Richmond and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-06-09 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cervantes is regarded as the author of the first novel and the inventor of fiction. From its publication in 1605, Don Quixote—recently named the world’s best book by authors from 54 countries—has been widely translated and imitated. Among its less acknowledged imitations are stories in children’s literature. In context of English adaptation and critical response this book explores the noble and “mad” adventures retold for children by distinguished writers and artists in Edwardian books, collections, home libraries, schoolbooks and picture books. More recent adaptations including comics and graphic novels deviate from traditional retellings. All speak to the knight-errant’s lasting influence and appeal to children.

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Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: Reflections on Critical Issues

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313076404
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: Reflections on Critical Issues PDF Format Full Free by Mingshui Cai and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2002-10-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.

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Children's Literature Collections

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781137597571
Pages : 261 pages
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Download Children's Literature Collections PDF Format Full Free by Keith O'Sullivan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-05-19 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices.