Death Gender And Sexuality In Contemporary Adolescent Literature

Author by : Kathryn James
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Description : Knowledge about carnality and its limits provides the agenda for much of the fiction written for adolescent readers today, yet there exists little critical engagement with the ways in which it has been represented in the young adult novel in either discursive, ideological, or rhetorical forms. Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature is a pioneering study that addresses these methodological and contextual gaps. Focusing on texts produced since the late-1980s, and drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, Kathryn James shows how representations of death in young adult literature are invariably associated with issues of sexuality, gender, and power. Under particular scrutiny are the trope of woman/death, the eroticizing and sexualizing of death, and the ways in which the gendered subject is represented in dialogue with the processes of death, dying, and grief. Through close readings of historical literature, fantasy fictions, realistic novels, dead-narrator tales, and texts from genres including Gothic, horror, and post-disaster, James reveals not only how cultural discourses influence and are influenced by literary works, but how relevant the study of death is to adolescent fiction--the literature of "becoming."


The Critical Merits Of Young Adult Literature

Author by : Crag Hill
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework—how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together.


Using Young Adult Literature In The English Classroom

Author by : John H. Bushman
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Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Description : This practical methods book provides future and inservice middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose reading selections and to develop ideas for teaching them. Using a highly effective conversational tone, it provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written format. The authors show the busy English teacher how to accomplish four important goals that address life-long reading, reader response, teaching the classics, and reaching a diverse student population. Covers diversity in young adult literature with a strong emphasis on the relationship between reading, writing, and language skills. Presents a variety of curriculur patterns to illustrate ways to organize literature lessons in a variety of setting. Discusses theories of Piaget, Havighurst, Kohlberg, and Carlsen—and literary examples that use these theoretical frameworks. This book is a current resource for those who are studying young adult literature.


Teaching Young Adult Literature

Author by : Jean E. Brown
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Publisher by : Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Description : This guide to the methods and techniques of teaching adolescent literature provides a practical orientation and teaching tools that effectively supplement the literature that instructors will use in the course. A small sampling of adolescent literature is also included.


The Aging Adult In Children S Books Nonprint Media

Author by : Catherine Townsend Horner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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Description : 'This well-packaged bibliography, with its succinct abstracts and easy access, is a gold mine for anyone researching children's literature and its treatment of the aging adult. '-- CHOICE


The Adolescent

Author by : F. Philip Rice
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
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Countertransference In Psychotherapy With Children And Adolescents

Author by : Jerrold R. Brandell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jason Aronson
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Description : In this book, Brandell examines the specific countertransference associated with child and adolescent disorders and shows how its recognition provides the therapist with essential clinical information and influences the course of treatment.


Virginia English Bulletin

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Adolescents At Risk

Author by : Joan F. Kaywell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : This is the first annotated guide to recent young adult literature that is organized into specific problem areas, including: alienation and identity, youths with disabilities, disabilities, homosexuality, divorced and single parents, adopted and foster families, abuse, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia), alcohol and drugs, poverty, dropouts and delinquency, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, death and dying, and stress and suicide. More than 900 recommended books published through 1993 have been annotated. Reading levels of recommended books are grades 5-8 and interest level is through grade 12. Each chapter deals with a specific adolescent problem area and begins with general comments about the problem, startling information and current statistics about its gravity and pervasiveness, warning signs to look for, and suggestions of what to do and where to go for help. The format and readable annotations will make it easy for young adults, parents, librarians, teachers, clergy, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and health professionals to find appropriate fiction and nonfiction books and articles on the serious problems that adolescents face today.


Research In Education

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Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

Author by : Judith A. Hayn
Languange : un
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.


Western American Literature

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Shakespeare In Children S Literature

Author by : Erica Hateley
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Shakespeare in Children’s Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children’s novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children’s literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.


Reading Their World

Author by : Virginia R. Monseau
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boynton/Cook
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Description : Reading Their World, 2/e and its companion CD-ROM provide the most extensive examination of young adult literature available today.


War Literature And The Arts

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Classics Of Young Adult Literature

Author by : Charles H. Frey
Languange : un
Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Description : The selections in this anthology, General Introduction, and thoroughly researched biographical and critical introduction to each author and work, as well as footnotes, provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the theme and literary value of each novel. This format offers an opportunity to see the texts in relation to each other as well as to the broad sweep of American literary history. KEY TOPICS Twelve complete novels include Malaeska, Ragged Dick, Anne of Green Gables, All American, Seventeenth Summer, The Outsiders, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, The Chocolate War, Forever, Homecoming, Hatchet, and Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida. This coming-of-age literature encourages the reading and enjoyment of young adult literature—offering profound social and psychological exploration, and the realization that today's teens are not alone in their struggles. For adolescent readers—and an appreciation of the literature that represents the significant situations, themes, and emotions shared by youths from diverse families and subcultures.


Lang 2006

Author by : University of South Australia. School of International Studies
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Presenting Young Adult Horror Fiction

Author by : Cosette N. Kies
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Description : Horror, an increasingly popular subject for books, television, and movies, is especially appealing to teenagers who are enthusiastic fans of ghouls and gore. The appeal of horror literature to young adults cannot be denied or ignored, and in Presenting Young Adult Horror Fiction, the first genre study in the Twayne Young Adult Authors Series, Cosette Kies concentrates on teenage interest in the field. Dr. Kies reminds us that the supernatural has a long literary tradition, including such works as Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, and Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. Against this literary background, Dr. Kies takes a witty and perceptive look at contemporary manifestations of horror fiction, highlighting those authors that teenagers particularly enjoy. Writers such as V. C. Andrews, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Anne Rice, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Robert Bloch, Robert MacCammon, and, of course, Stephen King are examined in depth. Each chapter includes an introduction that touches on historical antecedents, a chronology of biographical highlights and major works for the subject author, and a long quote that allows the writer's individual voice to shed light on his or her literary philosophy. Dr. Kies analyzes theme, plot, and character for the major works with perception and skill. Separate chapters explore the appeal of satanism for young adults in novels such as The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, and there is an irreverent look at a recent development in horror writing--splatterpunk. Presenting Young Adult Horror Fiction is a welcome addition for all those interested in horror literature and will also provide much-needed information for librarians, teachers, and parents who want to understand why young adults love horror literature.