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Juvenile literature

  • Sexual Content in Young Adult Literatureby Bryan Gillis; Joanna Simpson

    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...

  • The Mighty Childby Clémentine Beauvais

    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...

  • The Middle Ages in Children's Literatureby Clare Bradford

    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...

  • Interkulturelle Kinder- und Jugendliteratur in Deutschlandby Andra Riemhofer

    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...

  • Ethics and Children's Literatureby Dr Claudia Mills

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s 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 children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins... more...

  • Children's Literature in Translationby Jan Van Coillie; Walter P. Verschueren

    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...

  • Little Red Readingsby Angela E. Hubler

    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...

  • Genocide in Contemporary Children?s and Young Adult Literatureby Jane Gangi

    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 Aspektenby Kathleen Grimm

    Diplomica 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...

  • Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literatureby Antero Garcia

    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...