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“Are You an Artist like Me?!” Do-It-Yourself Diary Books, Critical Reading, and Reader Interaction within the Worlds of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries Series

Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines both the extraordinary popularity of text/image hybrid comics diaries created by Jeff Kinney in his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and Rachel Renee Russell in her Dork Diaries ... More


Providing for the Sovereign Consumer: Selecting and Recommending Books

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the role of booksellers in the U.S. in selecting and recommending books to consumers. It identifies some of the industry-related factors that help determine what book readers ... More


Murderer, Monster, Novelist or Nobel Nominee?: Press Reception and Media Constructions of Gang Memoirs

Josephine Metcalf

in The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032813
eISBN:
9781617032820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032813.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines critical reviews of the gang memoirs to see how the media understood and perceived the narratives and interpreted them for readers. It explains that the reception of the memoirs ... More


Conclusion: What Next? Felicia Hemans and the Changing Meaning of Juvenile Writing

Laurie Langbauer

in The Juvenile Tradition: Young Writers and Prolepsis, 1750–1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198739203
eISBN:
9780191802348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739203.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Published as a teenager, Felicia Hemans (then Felicia Dorothea Browne) self-consciously fashioned a literary reputation in terms of youth throughout her career. Her shift in self-presentation exposes ... More


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