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“For Young Revolutionists”: Children's Literature and the Communist Milieu, 1925–1935

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores how proletarian or revolutionary children's literature produced under the aegis of the Communist Party set precedents for popular children's literature produced in the 1940s and ... More


Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Marah Gubar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book proposes a fundamental reconception of the 19th-century attitude toward the child. The Romantic ideology of innocence spread more slowly than we think, it contends, and the people whom we ... More


Introduction: “Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast”

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction proposes that Golden Age children’s authors and members of the cult of the child were at best ambivalent and often hostile to the growing cultural pressure to conceive of children ... More


Introduction: Children's Literature as a “Wonderful Door”

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter opens with Howard Fast's Tony and the Wonderful Door (1952), which Fast wrote and self-published when he was blacklisted from most media because of his association with the ... More


Exemplarity and Performance in Literature for Children

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys the children's literature detailing genius-level exemplarity and performance. The association between genius and childhood was already implicit in the image of innate genius in ... More


Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. The book reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in ... More


Introduction: The Child and Modern Korea

Dafna Zur

in Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Children’s literature in Korea emerged in the early twentieth century under Japanese colonial rule. This literature was marked by what Korean writers called the child-heart, the conflation of nature ... More


Sikh Children’s Literature and Identity*

Toby B. Johnson

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter describes the educational role of Sikh children’s literature (such as the Amar Chitra Katha comic books) and its influence on the development of a Sikh identity among the young. It ... More


Introduction: Why Horror? (Or, The Importance of Being Frightened)

Jessica R. McCort

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction begins the book’s discussion of why some children and young adults are drawn to horror. It attempts to define the term “horror,” especially in relation to children’s literature and ... More


Making Children’s Rights Widely Known

Jonathan Todres, Sarah Higinbotham, and Carol Bellamy

in Human Rights in Children's Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190213343
eISBN:
9780190213367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213343.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 1 sets out the theoretical foundations of this book, drawing on children’s rights law (in particular, the Convention on the Rights of the Child), human rights law, human rights education ... More


Children’s Books

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This large section of the period’s output has of late been much researched; but two broad statements made by experts in the field need taking with a pinch of salt. One is that most of these books are ... More


Literary Dynamics in Synchronic Cross-section

Reuven Snir

in Modern Arabic Literature: A Theoretical Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420518
eISBN:
9781474435642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420518.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter looks at the literary dynamics of Arabic literature in synchronic cross-section. Inventories of canonized and non-canonized literary texts are presented separately in three subsystems: ... More


Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Jessica R. McCort (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children’s Literature and Culture is a collection of essays that seeks to consider gothic horror texts for children with the respect such texts deserve, weighing the ... More


Fairy Tales on the Front Line: Reading Childhood, Class, and Culture

Samuel Perry

in Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838935
eISBN:
9780824869557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

By following the many competing claims to childhood made by proletarian cultural workers in early twentieth-century Japan, this chapter traces the contours of revolutionary children's culture at a ... More


Kids, Fairy Tales, and the Uses of Enchantment

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the psychoanalytic engagement with the fairy tale, from the foundational ideas of Freud and Jung to current fairy-tale studies. As educational psychologist Nicholas Tucker ... More


The Community of Language

Ross McKibbin

in Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with the community of language — what people read and how they spoke. It looks at the development of a middlebrow literary culture and examines its social and political ... More


Figuring the Child-Heart

Dafna Zur

in Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The child-heart became a salient concept in Japan and Korea in the 1920s, and in Korea it drove fresh and diverse content in conjunction with the emerging visual turn in print media. This chapter ... More


The Literary Study of Children’s Nonfiction

Joe Sutliff Sanders

in A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903008
eISBN:
9781452958842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903008.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Clearly lays out a series of techniques for analysis and then applies and nuances those techniques through extensive close readings and case studies


Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Dafna Zur

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. In the 1920s, a narrator-adult voice began to speak for the first time directly to a child-reader ... More


Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Kenneth B. Kidd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Children’s literature has spent decades on the psychiatrist’s couch, submitting to psychoanalysis by scores of scholars and popular writers alike. This book turns the tables, suggesting that ... More


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