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

Julia L. Mickenberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that ... More


Schoolboy Practices: Novels, Children’s Books, Chapbooks, and Magazines

JAN FERGUS

in Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter investigates the consumption of fictional forms by Rugby boys as well as the appetite for novels and magazines among somewhat older students at the Daventry Dissenting Academy. It begins ... More


Epilogue: Transforming an “All-White World”

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/9780195152807.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Council on Interracial Books for Children (CIBC) was founded in the mid-1960s by a group of Old Left activists. The Council, whose members helped to make children's literature more genuinely ... More


Schoolboy Readers: John Newbery’s Goody Two-Shoes and Licensed War

JAN FERGUS

in Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the boys at Rugby School. A sense of who they were is gained by looking at the nine who paid to read Frances Burney's Cecilia as soon as Samuel Clay's circulating library made ... 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


Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Jan Fergus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Many scholars have written about 18th-century English novels, but no one really knows who read them. This study provides historical data on the provincial reading publics for various forms of fiction ... More


A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Alexa Alfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers readings of all of her works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's ... 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


Epilogue

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how children were able to ignore the effects of the war by losing themselves in stories by Enid Blyton, and looks at the last Biggles story of the first batch, which relates the ... More


Introduction: Radical Children’s Literature and the Attempt to Rewrite Britain

Kimberley Reynolds

in Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910–1949

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198755593
eISBN:
9780191820540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755593.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction provides an overview of the kind of politically and aesthetically radical material (e.g. radical children’s literature) from the early twentieth century that has been left out of ... More


Toward a Provincializing Literary Production

in On Uneven Ground: Miyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776868
eISBN:
9780804778886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776868.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the provincialization of literary production in Japan in the context of Miyazawa Kenji's children's book The Restaurant of Many Orders. It explains that many of Miyazawa's ... More


Children’s Department: Edwardian Children’s Literature

Jonathan Wild

in Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the appearance of much memorable children's literature during what has come to be known as its ‘Golden Age’. Covering the work of three of the main innovators in this field, ... More


Books for Irish Children

Pat Donlon

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199249114
eISBN:
9780191803383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on English-language children’s books published in Ireland, both by domestic and international publishing houses, in the twentieth century. It examines the relationship between ... More


Juvenile Publications

Deidre Johnson

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on children’s books and other forms of popular print culture for young readers published in the United States between 1860 and 1920. After providing an overview of definitions ... More


Lewis and the Mechanisms of Mass Culture

Stephanie L. Derrick

in The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist's Reception in Britain and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198819448
eISBN:
9780191859946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819448.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Lewis remained a figure of significance in the decades after his death despite dramatic social change in the second half of the twentieth century. The reasons for this continued visibility involve ... More


When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

J. David Pleins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of Noah's flood is one of the best-loved and most often retold biblical tales, it is the inspiration for numerous children's books and toys, novels, and even films. Whether as allusion, ... More


Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Philip Nel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906–1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901–1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children’s books such as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an ... More


People of the Picture Book: PJ Library and American Jewish Religion

Rachel B. Gross

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since 2005, a philanthropic organization, PJ Books, has set out to influence American Jews by reaching them in one of their most tender, intimate family moments: parents reading to children. The ... More


Artists Are to Watch

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1950, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy came up with a list of fifty-seven State Department employees who were members of the American Communist Party. By the end of April, Crockett Johnson was ... More


An Extension of Some Theoretical Propositions

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter deals with three new branches of graphic literature: children’s comics, manga, (particularly shōjo manga), and interactive digital comics. It first provides an overview of the ... More


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