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Beyond Babar

Author : Sandra L. Beckett
ISBN : 9781461656791
Genre : Education
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Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.

Transcending Boundaries

Author : Sandra L. Beckett
ISBN : 9781135685867
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults is a collection of essays on twentieth-century authors who cross the borders between adult and children's literature and appeal to both audiences. This collection of fourteen essays by scholars from eight countries constitutes the first book devoted to the art of crosswriting the child and adult in twentieth-century international literature. Sandra Beckett explores the multifaceted nature of crossover literature and the diverse ways in which writers cross the borders to address a dual readership of children and adults. It considers classics such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Pinocchio, with particular emphasis on post-World War II literature. The essays in Transcending Boundaries clearly suggest that crossover literature is a major, widespread trend that appears to be sharply on the rise.

Handbook Of Research On Children S And Young Adult Literature

Author : Shelby Wolf
ISBN : 9781136913563
Genre : Education
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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Crossover Fiction

Author : Sandra L. Beckett
ISBN : 9781135861308
Genre : Literary Collections
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In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

Modern Children S Literature

Author : Catherine Butler
ISBN : 9781137365019
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 2005, Modern Children's Literature has established itself as an indispensable introduction to the academic study of children's literature. This collection of stimulating essays combines accessible close readings of children's texts with informed descriptions of genres, issues and critical contexts, making it an ideal practical textbook for students. The second edition of this classic work has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to reflect current critical debates, recent books for children and young adults, and the latest scholarship. It includes new chapters by leading names on key topics such as canon formation, psychoanalytic approaches, fantasy and technology, and features an essay on poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen. Supported by explanatory boxed material and suggestions for further reading, Modern Children's Literature remains the essential guide to this popular area of writing.

Children S Literature And National Identity

Author : Margaret Meek Spencer
ISBN : 185856204X
Genre : Education
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How do young readers see themselves and "others" in the texts they are encouraged to read? How are their sympathies recruited in tales of wars and conflicts ? Where do their loyalties lie? How do they approach and interpret books in translation? How do writers in other European countries portray adults? How universal are fairy tales? Books for children and young adults are deeply embedded in the culture and language of their origins. Although the multicultural nature of the UK is now more positively reflected in their children's books and the fact that there are many "Englishes" is acknowledged, the Englishness of English books is still strong. The questions of national identity and children's literature are considered by European writers from their own perspectives, to highlight what is often taken for granted about "other" in relation to "ourselves" and vice versa. Gathered here by renowned author Margaret Meek of the Institute of Education, University of London, the contributors include: Anthea Bell, famous translator of Asterix Penni Cotton, who ran EU-funded seminars on the international use of children's literature Robert Dunbar of Dublin, who examines traditional Irish children's literature and identity Carol Fox of early storytelling fame, who has been studying East European children's books about war Judith Graham of Roehampton Institute, looking at picture books Anna Jaszo of Budapest University, writing on international reading Gillian Lathey of Roehampton Institute, promoting European children's literature Francis Marcoin, critical theorist at the University of Artois Emer O'Sullivan, children's literature expert at Goethe University in Frankfurt Carla Poesio, a picture book specialist from Florence Morag Styles, who applies her expertise in children's poetry to the theme of national identity and Janet White of the QCA, who started inquiring into this topic and drew Margaret Meek into it.

New Directions In Picturebook Research

Author : Teresa Colomer
ISBN : 9781136882777
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this new collection, children’s literature scholars from twelve different countries contribute to the ongoing debate on the importance of picturebook research, focusing on aesthetic and cognitive aspects of picture books. Contributors take interdisciplinary approaches that integrate different disciplines such as literary studies, art history, linguistics, narratology, cognitive psychology, sociology, memory studies, and picture theory. Topics discussed include intervisuality, twist endings, autobiographical narration, and metaliterary awareness in picturebooks. The essays also examine the narrative challenges of first-person narratives, ellipsis, and frame-breaking in order to consider the importance of mindscape as a new paradigm in picturebook research. Tying picturebook studies to studies in childhood, multimodality, and literacy, this anthology is a representative of the different opportunities for research in this emerging field.

Children S Literature

Author : Torben Weinreich
ISBN : 8778671051
Genre : Children
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Crossover Picturebooks

Author : Sandra L. Beckett
ISBN : 9781136577024
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.

Boys And Girls Forever

Author : Alison Lurie
ISBN : UOM:39015056885398
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents fourteen essays on classic and contemporary children's literature, exploring the lives of notable authors and contending that the best writers for children hold on to some essence of childhood even as adults.

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