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Shakespeare and Teenagers

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter first addresses the education system as a site where Shakespeare is aimed at teenagers with strategies of making the plays relevant to teenagers. Then it considers the primacy of Romeo ... More


Children’s and Young Adult Novels: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific

Clare Bradford

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the history of children's and young adult fiction in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. During the mid-twentieth century, fiction for the young in Australia, ... More


T Is for Trauma: The Children’s Literature of Atrocity

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/9780816675821.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on a trend that psychoanalyst Elizabeth Baer calls “literature of atrocity’ for children”, which is Holocaust centered and influenced by the themes and conceits of ... More


Space Cadets and Rocket Boys: Policing the Masculinity of Scientific Enthusiasms

Rebecca Onion

in Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629476
eISBN:
9781469629490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629476.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

After World War II, science-fiction authors found lucrative side gigs in writing fiction for young people. Before “young adult” books were a fixed category, authors like Robert Heinlein wrote stories ... More


“She is a Creature Designed for Reading”: Narrative Intimacy and the Adolescent Woman Reader

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how narrative intimacy comes to be developed in contemporary literature for adolescent women, focusing specifically on the process of disclosure as a means of creating and ... More


“He Couldn’t get close Enough”: The Exploration and Relegation of Desire

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses novels that provide insight into a larger consequence of cultural demands about adolescent women and intimacy, namely that by discouraging young women from exploring or ... More


“She Doesn’t Say a Word”: Violations and Reclamations of Intimacy

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines how explicit violations of intimacy—namely, abuse and assault—challenge both narrators’ and readers’ concepts of narrative intimacy. Examining novels in which the narrator is ... More


“What if Someone Reads It?”: Concealment and Revelation in Diary Fiction

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines one common location for disclosure—the diary, which has come to be closely associated with adolescent womanhood in contemporary American culture—and to the ways in which ... More


“Opening Myself Like a Book to the Spine”: Disclosure and Discretion in Constructions of Friendship

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the novels that provide helpful insights into questions of intimacy through their representations of the relationships between adolescent women as well as their construction of ... More


“This Is a Well-Loved Book”: Weighing (in on) Jeff Smith’s Bone

Annette Wannamaker

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/9781496811677.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the production history of Jeff Smith's Bone, a 1,332-page epic comics text that has been published in multiple editions designed to appeal to both children and adult readers. ... 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


Comics, Adolescents, and the Language of Mental Illness: David Heatley’s “Overpeck” and Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole

Sarah Thaller

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/9781496811677.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter demonstrates the ability of comics to transcend the limitations of language in narratives about mental illness by focusing first on David Heatley's three-part comic, “Overpeck,” and ... More


‘Adventure? What Is That?’ On Iwein

Felicitas Hoppe

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Felicitas Hoppe gives an introduction to the art of adapting medieval poetry that is in itself a poetic work. In 2008, Hoppe adapted Hartmann von Aue’s Arthurian romance Iwein into a highly ... More


Looking beyond the Scenes: Spatial Storytelling and Masking in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival

Christiane Buuck and Cathy Ryan

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/9781496811677.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter proposes a new application of the comics term “masked” to backgrounds rather than to characters. The traditional usage of the concept of masking involves the placement of simplistically ... More


“What Is China but a People and Their (Visual) Stories?” The Synthetic in Narratives of Contest in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints

Karly Marie Grice

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/9781496811677.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Gene Luen Yang's two-part epic Boxers & Saints. In the novel, the fierce yet compassionate female warrior Mei-wen asks Boxer Rebellion leader Little Bao, “What is ... More


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