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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99
This volume examines adolescent sexuality and how it is represented in young adult literature. The authors show how sexual content in such books can contribute to a richer and more fulfilling reading experience for teens. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
The Mighty Child offers an existentialist approach to the theorization and criticism of children?s literature, nuancing the academic claim that children?s literature, specifically defined as ?didactic?, alienates childhood from adulthood and disempowers its implied child reader. This volume recentres the theoretical debate around the constructions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00
Children grow up surrounded by stories, motifs, characters and themes which respond to the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages in Children's Literature explores the use and abuse of the medieval in children's literature, the many forms in which it appears, and its enduring capacity to enchant the young. more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92
In einer globalisierten Welt und multikulturellen Gesellschaften wird interkulturelle Kompetenz immer wichtiger, sodass insbesondere auch die Beschäftigung mit Kinder- und Jugendliteratur - im schulischen Kontext oder in der Freizeit - zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnt. Doch was genau zeichnet interkulturelle Literatur für eine jüngere Zielgruppe aus?... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about childrens literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. Even as childrens literature has evolved in opposition to its origins... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are now generally recognized as literary achievements that from a translator's point of view are no less demanding than 'serious' (adult) literature. This volume attempts to explore the various challenges posed by the translation... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00
A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children's literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed class in children's literature. This definitive collection remedies that by defining and exemplifying historical materialist approaches to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
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... more...
Die Suche nach Identität und Gemeinschaft in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur der DDR: Intertextueller Vergleich unter ästhetischen und gesellschaftspolitischen AspektenDiplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.77
Kinder und Jugendliteratur (kurz: KJL) ist für viele Menschen der erste Berührungspunkt mit Literatur. Mit den Helden unserer Kindheit haben wir mitgefiebert, geweint, gelitten und uns gefreut. Gerade in der Zeit der Pubertät und Adoleszenz kann Literatur einen maßgeblichen Einfluss auf den Sozialisationsprozess haben, dessen Ergebnis die jeweilige... more...
- SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99
Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first century. With the rise of mega blockbuster films based on these books in recent years, the young adult genre is being co-opted by curious adult readers... more...