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The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Joseph W. Campbell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Order and the Other is a call to reexamine the relationship between dystopian literature and science fiction by thinking about the work that each genre does on and for the reader. The author ... 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

Gwen Athene Tarbox and Michelle Ann Abate

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/9781496811677.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the varied landscape of contemporary children's and young adult literature. The closing decades of the twentieth century and the opening years of ... More


Cryin’ and Dyin’ in the Age of Aliteracy: Romancing Teen Sick-Lit

Julie Passanante Elman

in Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479841424
eISBN:
9781479806294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841424.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the young adult (YA) literature market. Published largely in the 1980s as part of a long history of sentimental literature about illness for women, these books catered to teen ... 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


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


A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child

Joe Sutliff Sanders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903008
eISBN:
9781452958842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book to theorize children’s nonfiction from a literary perspective, A Literature of Questions explains how the genre speaks in unique ways to its young readers, inviting them to the project ... More


Critical Engagement’s Moral Imperative

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/9781517903008.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion anticipates the argument that children are not capable of the critical engagement to which my theory argues that they are being invited. The final pages of Humble Truths offer evidence ... More


Seeing Photographs: Breaking the Authority of Nonfiction’s Favorite Medium

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/9781517903008.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter five argues that children’s nonfiction has both accepted and resisted an anti-critical inclination that is all but endemic to photography, and it teases out the social construction of ... 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


Epilogue

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The preceding work is summed up as a study of adults’ attempts over a century-long period to make sense of their own childhood experiences of antiquity and to recreate those experiences for new ... 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


Nonfiction’s Unfinished Characters: The People Who Are Wrong, Flawed, and Incomplete

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/9781517903008.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three examines places where nonfiction points to the flaws in its characters, the times they have made mistakes, failed, or simply looked foolish. In these instances, as well as moments in ... More


The Pursuit of Reliability in Almost Astronauts

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/9781517903008.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter six applies the observations of the previous chapters to a case study of Almost Astronauts (2009), which won the American Library Association’s highest award for nonfiction in 2010. This ... More


Voice and the Seamless Narrative of Knowledge

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/9781517903008.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two examines how the voice of a book—in its use of hedges and a visible author as well as its dramatization of debate between sources—can attempt to invite or close off critical engagement


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