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Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature

Roberta Seelinger Trites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813800
eISBN:
9781496813848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Twenty-First Century Feminisms in Children’s and Adolescent Literature employs methodologies from material feminism to demonstrate how feminist thinking has influenced literature for the young in the ... More


Introduction: The Robinsonade Genre and the Didactic Impulse: A Reassessment

Ian Kinane

in Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620047
eISBN:
9781789629613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620047.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reconsiders literary didacticism by demonstrating the ways in which the Robinsonade novel for young readers has evolved from the anxious moralizing of earlier examples into a more ... 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


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


Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade: New Paradigms for Young Readers

Ian Kinane (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620047
eISBN:
9781789629613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620047.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade examines modern and contemporary Robinsonade texts written for young readers, looking specifically at the ways in which later adaptations of the Robinson Crusoe ... More


‘For a time their world made mine’: Childhood Encounters with the Arabian Nights

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on acts of reading, and on the nature and circumstances of childhood encounters with the Arabian Nights in Britain, both as a collection of narratives and as a series of objects ... More


Reflections

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

These concluding remarks expand on the significance of the definition of Gothic for Girls and consider what Misty can tell us about current approaches to critical theory, gender studies and comics ... More


The Right to Self-Determination: Ageism in Two Dutch Children’s Books on the Voluntary Death of Elderly People

Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two recent Dutch children’s books by Koos Meinderts and Marjolijn Hof that address euthanasia and the right to self-determination at every age. The Netherlands is a country ... More


United by God and Nature: Johanna Spyri’s Heidi and Her Relationship with the Elderly

Ingrid Tomkowiak

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Ingrid Tomkowiak situates Johanna Spyri’s Swiss classic Heidi in Romantic views of childhood and discusses it as foundational for the connection between childhood and old age as it emerges in later ... More


The “Strawberry Generation”: Two Views on Intergenerational Relations in Post–Cold War Taiwan

Emily Murphy

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Emily Murphy discusses the film adaptation of Jimmy Liao’s The Starry Starry Night (2009) and Chang Ta-Chun’s children’s book Wild Child (1996) in the light of national social issues in Taiwan, ... 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


Appropriate or anathema? The representation of incest in children’s literature

Alice Mills

in Incest in contemporary literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122162
eISBN:
9781526138767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122162.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter draws attention to the extreme unspeakability of incest in children’s literature and the rarity of texts either literally or symbolically dealing with the topic. It analyses Crew and ... More


Introduction

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty™ and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introductory chapter explains why Misty and British girls’ comics are culturally significant and textually interesting, and situates them within the bigger picture of Gothic scholarship. It ... More


Dinosaurs Don’t Die: the Crystal Palace monsters in children’s literature, 1854–2001

Shelley Hales and Nic Earle

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Dinosaurs Don’t Die, claimed the title of Ann Coates’ 1970 children’s book. Coates’ prose, and the charming illustrations by John Vernon Lord which accompanied it, wondered what would happen if the ... More


Dead and ghostly children in contemporary literature for young people

Michelle J. Smith

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Gothic has become a dominant mode in children’s and young adult fiction published in the past decade. This chapter considers how Sonya Hartnett’s TheGhost’s Child (2007), Chris Priestley’s Uncle ... More


Inquiry at and in the Margins: How Peritexts Encourage Critical Reading

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/9781517903008.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four extends and complicates Gérard Genette’s idea of the peritext—the sidebars, captions, footnotes, introduction, notes for teachers, and other aspects of textual apparatus—to look at how ... More


Beyond Authority: Questioning the Literature of Facts

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/9781517903008.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one explains that the standard definition of nonfiction is that it is a literature of answers, but this chapter argues that the genre and the children for whom it is written are better served ... More


The Empathy of Critical Engagement: Emotion and Sentimentality in 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/9781517903008.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter seven argues that emotional engagement can and has dovetailed with critical engagement. Here, I use feminist theory to index the link between emotion and intellect, between the passion of ... More


Nature, education, and liberty in The Book of Gilly by Emily Lawless

Heidi Hansson

in Irish women's writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the cause of liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Representations of childhood in late Victorian and Edwardian writing often reproduce a Romantic philosophy where the child is understood as possessing a freedom of spirit and contact with the senses ... More


Girls with ‘go’: female homosociality in L. T. Meade’s schoolgirl novels

Whitney Standlee

in Irish women's writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the cause of liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through her promotion of homosocial bonding between females in her schoolgirl novels, L. T. Meade offers a compelling counter-narrative to the rhetoric surrounding denominational schooling that ... More


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