Our Mythical Childhood The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults

Our Mythical Childhood    The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN: 9004335374
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Mythical Childhood The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults Book Excerpt:

In The CLassics and Children's Literature between West and East a team of contributors from different continents offers a survey of the reception of Classical Antiquity in children’s and young adults’ literature by applying regional perspectives.

Harry Potter and the Classical World

Harry Potter and the Classical World
Author: Richard A. Spencer
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-06-29
ISBN: 0786499214
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter and the Classical World Book Excerpt:

J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. “Fluffy,” the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling’s quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling’s wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore’s many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort’s likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity—among many topics.

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy
Author: Assistant Professor of Classics Brett M Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 0190610069
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy Book Excerpt:

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre-including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and more-in relation to important ancient texts such as Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass. These varied studies raise fascinating questions about genre, literary and artistic histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not only of readers of fantasy but also of students of antiquity. Ranging from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all manner of monster and myth in-between, this comparative study of Classics and fantasy reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world. Although antiquity and the present day differ in many ways, at its base, ancient literature resonates deeply with modern fantasy's image of worlds in flux and bodies in motion.

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter
Author: Beatrice Groves
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN: 135197873X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Educational Theory in British Children s Literary Classics

Educational Theory in British Children   s Literary Classics
Author: Thomas Albritton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN: 1793616329
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Theory in British Children s Literary Classics Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes iconic British children's literature through the lens of formal educational theory, policy, and practice. Examining themes like growth mindset and project-based learning alongside educational philosophers like Plato, Rousseau, and Dewey, the author sheds new light on children’s classics from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter.

Classical Reception and Children s Literature

Classical Reception and Children s Literature
Author: Owen Hodkinson,Helen Lovatt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 1786733293
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Reception and Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Reception studies have transformed the classics. Many more literary and cultural texts are now regarded as 'valid' for classical study. And within this process of widening, children's literature has in its turn emerged as being increasingly important. Books written for children now comprise one of the largest and most prominent bodies of texts to engage with the classical world, with an audience that constantly changes as it grows up. This innovative volume wrestles with that very characteristic of change which is so fundamental to children's literature, showing how significant the classics, as well as classically-inspired fiction and verse, have been in tackling the adolescent challenges posed by metamorphosis. Chapters address such themes as the use made by C S Lewis, in The Horse and his Boy, of Apuleius' The Golden Ass; how Ovidian myth frames the Narnia stories; classical 'nonsense' in Edward Lear; Pan as a powerful symbol of change in children's literature, for instance in The Wind in the Willows; the transformative power of the Orpheus myth; and how works for children have handled the teaching of the classics.

The Pocket Guide to Classic Books

The Pocket Guide to Classic Books
Author: Kieran Hughes
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-06-19
ISBN: 1844687287
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Guide to Classic Books Book Excerpt:

Everything you need to know about classic literature in one handy guide by lecturer Maureen Hughes. Covering everything from the authors to the plays themselves and their common themes, accessibility is a key selling point with factboxes highlighting key or curious facts about the subject. Its size makes it the perfect stocking filler for the Christmas market or at anytime of the year for those wanting more information about what theyre reading or studying in a handy, pocket-sized guide.

Harry Potter s Bookshelf

Harry Potter s Bookshelf
Author: John Granger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-07-07
ISBN: 1101133139
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter s Bookshelf Book Excerpt:

Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster films. The true magic found in this children's fantasy series lies not only in its appeal to people of all ages but in its connection to the greater world of classic literature. Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

Omnibus

Omnibus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omnibus Book Excerpt:

60 Classic Indoor Games

60 Classic Indoor Games
Author: Katie Hewett
Publsiher: Collins & Brown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN: 1911163965
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

60 Classic Indoor Games Book Excerpt:

Katie Hewett is a writer, editor and keen naturalist who loves playing games with her family. She is the author of

Children s Literature Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends

Children s Literature  Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends
Author: Heather Montgomery,Nicola J. Watson
Publsiher: Red Globe Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-08-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends Book Excerpt:

Provides students and teachers of Children's Literature with access to high quality critical material on the most widely studied classic and contemporary children's books.

The Journal of Classics Teaching

The Journal of Classics Teaching
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Classical education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal of Classics Teaching Book Excerpt:

Genrefied Classics

Genrefied Classics
Author: Tina Frolund
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genrefied Classics Book Excerpt:

Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

Hogwarts Classics Box Set

Hogwarts Classics Box Set
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 9781408883105
Category: Games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hogwarts Classics Box Set Book Excerpt:

FANTASY & MAGICAL REALISM (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). The Hogwarts Classics box set contains two essential wizarding works no Muggle home should be without. Regularly consulted by students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Quidditch Through the Ages is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to the popular wizarding sport. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of five fairy tales loved by generations of wizarding families, accompanied by wise, witty and learned notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore. Both titles include illustrations from J.K. Rowling. A handsome addition to any magical library, these gorgeous, hardback gift editions of two magical classics from J.K. Rowling's wizarding world come in an irresistible slipcase, and make the perfect gift for any seeker of learning, Muggle or wizard. Every purchase will benefit two charities important to J.K. Rowling - Comic Relief and Lumos. Ages 9+

Freedom Club Report

Freedom Club Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity and politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom Club Report Book Excerpt:

English Journal

English Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English philology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Phenomenon Harry Potter The Secret of Its Success

The Phenomenon  Harry Potter    The Secret of Its Success
Author: Isabel Zosig
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2013-12
ISBN: 3656180814
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phenomenon Harry Potter The Secret of Its Success Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), University of Bamberg (Centre for British Studies), course: Introdution to british media and communication science, language: English, abstract: At the age of six, Joanne Kathleen Rowling2 wrote her first short story about a rabbit named Rabbit, who had the measles and was visited by his friends. Amongst them was a little bee called Miss Bee. However, she never told anyone about her "burning ambition"3 to become a writer, not even Ms Shephard, her English teacher at Wyedean Comprehensive School. Ms Shephard was a great influence on young Joanne as "she inspired trust"4. Shephard's comments on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone "meant more to [Joanne Rowling] than any newspaper reviews"5. After finishing secondary school and her studies in French and Classics at Exeter University, Joanne Rowling started to work as a research asssistant at Amnesty International which was a "very, very interesting place to work"6, but at the same time a huge mistake, because Joanne Rowling admits that as a secretary she would be anybody's "worst nightmare"7. It was during a delayed train journey from Manchester to King's Cross Station in London, when she was obviously hit by magic. The story about a little orphan named Harry Potter, who has to live with his old-fashioned relatives and finds out that he is a wizard, came to her mind. And because she had no pen or notebook with her, she had to think it. So, Hogwarts - School of Witchcraft and Wizardry came to life in her imagination, and as she invented it, it "felt like research"8. "It was a question of discovery why Harry was where he was, why his parents were dead"9. At the end of the journey she knew "it was going to be a seven-book series"10. The next five years, while she moved to Portugal, got married, had a baby, got divorced and moved back to Britain, she continued writing the first book of the series Harry P

Classic Teenplots

Classic Teenplots
Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classic Teenplots Book Excerpt:

Tells how to create book talks featuring young adult novels, and covers one hundred titles, giving background information on each book and author, a list of main characters, a plot summary, critical comments, and key themes.

Ideas on Liberty

Ideas on Liberty
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ideas on Liberty Book Excerpt:

From Colonialism to the Contemporary

From Colonialism to the Contemporary
Author: Lance Weldy
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Colonialism to the Contemporary Book Excerpt:

The compilation of this book has been carefully constructed to convey the essence of its title, From Colonialism to the Contemporary: Intertextual Transformation in World Children's and Youth Literature. In other words, the different chapters have been selected and ordered to illustrate the chronological effects surrounding the phenomenon of Childrenâ (TM)s and Youth Literature. While this selection of essays as a whole does not seek to provide an exhaustive historical analysis of literature surrounding and written for children, it does seek to highlight several points in time that will give the reader a sound understanding of certain shifts in ideology found in childrenâ (TM)s literature. Furthermore, the focus of this book is multivalent and interconnecting. While historically tracing a few texts from around the world along a timeline, this book also seeks to convey the transformative and intertextual nature of these respective texts, thereby revealing that childrenâ (TM)s literature is not an isolated genre, but instead one that conveysâ "and is subject toâ "all the same ideologies as other genres of literature. Furthermore, it is important to note that these chapters highlight texts from around the world, as the title expresses. Therefore, the reader can see how audiences have responded to and transformed texts pertaining to such countries as India, the United States, and the United Kingdom as well as regions like Western Europe and Scandinavia. Meta-narratively speaking, this book also reflects the multinational nature and audience of this book, with contributing scholars writing from and representing various parts of the world. Most importantly, the thread that ties all of these topics together is Transformation.