Children s Literature and the Fin de Si cle

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si  cle
Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 1999,International Research Society for Children's Literature. Congress,International Research Society for Children's Literature,Children's Literature Association (U.S.)
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780313321207
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si cle Book Excerpt:

The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.

Children s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Children s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Katharine Capshaw Smith
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-07-05
ISBN: 9780253110923
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance Book Excerpt:

The Harlem Renaissance, the period associated with the flowering of the arts in Harlem, inaugurated a tradition of African American children's literature, for the movement's central writers made youth both their subject and audience. W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and other Harlem Renaissance figures took an impassioned interest in the literary models offered to children, believing that the "New Negro" would ultimately arise from black youth. As a result, African American children's literature became a crucial medium through which a disparate community forged bonds of cultural, economic, and aesthetic solidarity. Kate Capshaw Smith explores the period's vigorous exchange about the nature and identity of black childhood and uncovers the networks of African American philosophers, community activists, schoolteachers, and literary artists who worked together to transmit black history and culture to the next generation.

Genocide in Contemporary Children s and Young Adult Literature

Genocide in Contemporary Children s and Young Adult Literature
Author: Jane Gangi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN: 1134660820
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genocide in Contemporary Children s and Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

This book studies children’s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes or otherwise distort, demean, or oversimplify. In this focus on young people’s literature of specific genocides, Gangi profiles and critiques works on the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979); the Iraqi Kurds (1988); the Maya of Guatemala (1981-1983); Bosnia, Kosovo, and Srebrenica (1990s); Rwanda (1994); and Darfur (2003-present). In addition to critical analysis, each chapter also provides historical background based on the work of prominent genocide scholars. To conduct research for the book, Gangi traveled to Bosnia, engaged in conversation with young people from Rwanda, and spoke with scholars who had traveled to or lived in Guatemala and Cambodia. This book analyses the ways contemporary children, typically ages ten and up, are engaged in the study of genocide, and addresses the ways in which child survivors who have witnessed genocide are helped by literature that mirrors their experiences.

Irish Children s Literature and Culture

Irish Children s Literature and Culture
Author: Keith O'Sullivan,Valerie Coghlan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 113682510X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irish Children s Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

Irish Children’s Literature and Culture looks critically at Irish writing for children from the 1980s to the present, examining the work of many writers and illustrators and engaging with major genres, forms, and issues, including the gothic, the speculative, picturebooks, ethnicity, and globalization. It contextualizes modern Irish children’s literature in relation to Irish mythology and earlier writings, as well as in relation to Irish writing for adults, thereby demonstrating the complexity of this fascinating area. What constitutes a "national literature" is rarely straightforward, and it is especially complex when discussing writing for young people in an Irish context. Until recently, there was only a slight body of work that could be classified as "Irish children’s literature" in comparison with Ireland’s contribution to adult literature in the twentieth century. The contributors to the volume examine a range of texts in relation to contemporary literary and cultural theory, and children’s literature internationally, raising provocative questions about the future of the topic. Irish Children’s Literature and Culture is essential reading for those interested in Irish literature, culture, sociology, childhood, and children’s literature. Valerie Coghlan, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, is a librarian and lecturer. She is a former co-editor of Bookbird: An International Journal of Children's Literature. She has published widely on Irish children's literature and co-edited several books on the topic. She is a former board member of the IRSCL, and a founder member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature, Children's Books Ireland, and IBBY Ireland. Keith O’Sullivan lectures in English at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin. He is a founder member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature, a former member of the board of directors of Children’s Books Ireland, and past chair of the Children’s Books Ireland/Bisto Book of the Year Awards. He has published on the works of Philip Pullman and Emily Brontë.

Using Children s Literature in Math and Science

Using Children s Literature in Math and Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Children s Literature in Math and Science Book Excerpt:

History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children s Literature

History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children s Literature
Author: Jackie C. Horne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317121694
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

How did the 'flat' characters of eighteenth-century children's literature become 'round' by the mid-nineteenth? While previous critics have pointed to literary Romanticism for an explanation, Jackie C. Horne argues that this shift can be better understood by looking to the discipline of history. Eighteenth-century humanism believed the purpose of history was to teach private and public virtue by creating idealized readers to emulate. Eighteenth-century children's literature, with its impossibly perfect protagonists (and its equally imperfect villains) echoes history's exemplar goals. Exemplar history, however, came under increasing pressure during the period, and the resulting changes in historiographical practice - an increased need for reader engagement and the widening of history's purview to include the morals, manners, and material lives of everyday people - find their mirror in changes in fiction for children. Horne situates hitherto neglected Robinsonades, historical novels, and fictionalized histories within the cultural, social, and political contexts of the period to trace the ways in which idealized characters gradually gave way to protagonists who fostered readers' sympathetic engagement. Horne's study will be of interest to specialists in children's literature, the history of education, and book history.

Aspects and Issues in the History of Children s Literature

Aspects and Issues in the History of Children s Literature
Author: Maria Nikolajeva
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780313296147
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aspects and Issues in the History of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Scholars from 10 countries address children's literature as a literary art form and provide an international perspective on its history and evolution.

The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain

The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain
Author: Lucy Pearson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317024753
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain Book Excerpt:

Lucy Pearson’s lively and engaging book examines British children’s literature during the period widely regarded as a ’second golden age’. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ’good’ children’s literature in Britain, with particular attention to children’s book publishing. Pearson begins with a critical overview of the discourse surrounding children’s literature during the 1960s and 1970s, summarizing the main critical debates in the context of the broader social conversation that took place around children and childhood. The contributions of publishing houses, large and small, to changing ideas about children’s literature become apparent as Pearson explores the careers of two enormously influential children’s editors: Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and Aidan Chambers of Topliner Macmillan. Brilliant as an innovator of highly successful marketing strategies, Webb played a key role in defining what were, in her words, ’the best in children’s books’, while Chambers’ work as an editor and critic illustrates the pioneering nature of children's publishing during this period. Pearson shows that social investment was a central factor in the formation of this golden age, and identifies its legacies in the modern publishing industry, both positive and negative.

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature
Author: Thomas Van der Walt,Felicité Fairer-Wessels,Judith Inggs
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780275981853
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

A collection of scholarly essays on the topics of change and renewal in children's literature.

Don Quixote as Children s Literature

Don Quixote as Children s Literature
Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-06-09
ISBN: 147663243X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don Quixote as Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Cervantes is regarded as the author of the first novel and the inventor of fiction. From its publication in 1605, Don Quixote—recently named the world’s best book by authors from 54 countries—has been widely translated and imitated. Among its less acknowledged imitations are stories in children’s literature. In context of English adaptation and critical response this book explores the noble and “mad” adventures retold for children by distinguished writers and artists in Edwardian books, collections, home libraries, schoolbooks and picture books. More recent adaptations including comics and graphic novels deviate from traditional retellings. All speak to the knight-errant’s lasting influence and appeal to children.

Children s Literature Collections

Children s Literature Collections
Author: Keith O'Sullivan,Pádraic Whyte
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2017-05-19
ISBN: 1137597577
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Collections Book Excerpt:

This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices.

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults Reflections on Critical Issues

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults  Reflections on Critical Issues
Author: Mingshui Cai
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-10-30
ISBN: 0313076405
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults Reflections on Critical Issues Book Excerpt:

There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.

The Child in British Literature

The Child in British Literature
Author: A. Gavin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2012-02-20
ISBN: 0230361862
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Child in British Literature Book Excerpt:

The first volume to consider childhood over eight centuries of British writing, this book traces the literary child from medieval to contemporary texts. Written by international experts, the volume's essays challenge earlier readings of childhood and offer fascinating contributions to the current upsurge of interest in constructions of childhood.

The Widening World of Children s Literature

The Widening World of Children   s Literature
Author: S. Ang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1999-12-14
ISBN: 023037848X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Widening World of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the changing shape of children's literature in English from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. In particular it examines the dialect between 'enclosure' and 'exposure', control and freedom of both fictional child and child reader, how the balance of these forces has altered over time, and the possible reasons for these changes. It also looks at the representation of the child in the English novel from the 1830s to the 1860s - the period preceding the publication of Alice in Wonderland , the first major work of literature for children - and the influence of such representation in later children's books. Writers as well known as Lewis Carroll, Louisa M. Alcott, Rudyard Kipling and Charlotte Brontë are examined in the course of this work, but this study also considers works which have been (unfairly) neglected till now and which deserve to be better known; this list includes the Marlow series by Antonia Forest, Jane Gardam's Bilgewater and Henry Handel Richardson's The Getting of Wisdom .

Comparative Children s Literature

Comparative Children s Literature
Author: Emer O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-03-05
ISBN: 1134404859
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.

Literature for Children

Literature for Children
Author: David L. Russell
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature for Children Book Excerpt:

It is a great privilege to be able to offer a third edition of 'Literature for Children.' As with the first two editions, I have aimed this work at college students, many of whom are heading toward careers in education, and many of whom have only a passing knowledge of children's literature.

Human Rights in Children s Literature

Human Rights in Children s Literature
Author: Jonathan Todres,Sarah Higinbotham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 0190213353
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

How can children grow to realize their inherent rights and respect the rights of others? In this book, authors Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham explore this question through both human rights law and children's literature. Both international and domestic law affirm that children have rights, but how are these norms disseminated so that they make a difference in children's lives? Human rights education research demonstrates that when children learn about human rights, they exhibit greater self-esteem and respect the rights of others. The Convention on the Rights of the Child -- the most widely-ratified human rights treaty -- not only ensures that children have rights, it also requires that states make those rights "widely known, by appropriate and active means, to adults and children alike." This first-of-its-kind requirement for a human rights treaty indicates that if rights are to be meaningful to the lives of children, then government and civil society must engage with those rights in ways that are relevant to children. Human Rights in Children's Literature investigates children's rights under international law -- identity and family rights, the right to be heard, the right to be free from discrimination, and other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights -- and considers the way in which those rights are embedded in children's literature from Peter Rabbit to Horton Hears a Who! to Harry Potter. This book traverses children's rights law, literary theory, and human rights education to argue that in order for children to fully realize their human rights, they first have to imagine and understand them.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature
Author: Hannah Nuba,Michael Searson,Deborah Lovitky Sheiman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1135620903
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This chronological guide to the developmental stages, and corresponding literary needs and preferences, of early childhood is hte unique result of combinging the expertise of educational professionals with that of a children's librarian. Each chapter describes a developmental stage of childhood and presents appropriate books for that reading level, providing expert guidance in today's crowded children's book market.

Children s Literature in the Elementary School

Children s Literature in the Elementary School
Author: Charlotte S. Huck,Doris Young Kuhn,Doris A. Young
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 792
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature in the Elementary School Book Excerpt:

Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children s Literature

Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children   s Literature
Author: Ann González
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN: 1317299671
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

In this volume González explores how the effects of a traumatic colonial experience are (re)presented to Latin American children today, almost two centuries after the dismantling of colonialism proper. Central to this study is the argument that the historical constraints of colonialism, neocolonialism, and postcolonialism have generated certain repeating themes and literary strategies in children’s literature throughout the Spanish-speaking Americas. From the outset of Spanish domination, fundamental tensions emerged between the colonizers and native groups that still exist to this day. Rather than a felicitous mixing of these two opposing groups, the mestizo is caught between contrasting worldviews, contending explanations of reality, and different values, beliefs, and epistemologies (that is, different ways of seeing and knowing). Postcolonial subjects experience these contending cultural beliefs and practices as a double bind, a no-win situation, in which they feel pressured by mutually exclusive expectations and imperatives. Latin American mestizos, therefore, are inevitably conflicted. Despite the vastness of the geography in question and the innumerable variations in regional histories, oral traditions, and natural settings, these contradictory demands create a pervasive dynamic that penetrates the very fabric of society, showing up intentionally or not in the stories passed from generation to generation as well as in new stories written or adapted for Spanish-speaking children. The goal of this study, therefore, is to examine a variety of children’s texts from the region to determine how national and hemispheric perceptions of reality, identity, and values are passed to the next generation. This book will appeal to scholars in the fields of Latin American literary and cultural studies, children’s literature, postcolonial studies, and comparative literature.