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Juvenile literature

  • 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 Literature: Cambodia to Darfurby 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...

  • (Re)imagining the Worldby Yan Wu; Kerry Mallan; Roderick McGillis

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    (Re)Imagining the world: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times considers how writers of fiction for children imagine ‘the world’, not one universal world, but different worlds: imaginary, strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. The chapters in this collection discuss how fiction for children engages with some of the... more...

  • The Jane Addams Children's Book Awardby Susan C. Griffith

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    This volume looks at the life of activist Jane Addams and examines the books that have received an award bestowed in her name. An advocate for reforms in child labor, sanitation, and other issues, Addams and her accomplishments serve as a focal point of this study, which looks at how social justice has been represented in children?s literature over... more...

  • Into the Closet: Gender and Cross-dressing in Children's Fictionby Victoria Flanagan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children?s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children?s narratives, raising a number of significant issues relating... more...

  • Consuming Agency in Fairy Tales, Childlore, and Folkliteratureby Susan Honeyman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In this book  Honeyman looks at manifestations of youth agency (and representations of agency produced for youth) as depicted in fairy tales, childlore and folk literature, investigating the dynamic of ideological manipulation and independent resistance as it can be read or expressed in bodies, first through social puppetry and then through coercive... more...

  • A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveriesby Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.95

    Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books? This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children's picture books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek! . With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg... more...

  • The Nation in Children?s Literatureby Kit Kelen; Bjorn Sundmark

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children?s literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children?s literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the short story and novel to science fiction and fantasy from... more...

  • Postcolonial Polysystemsby Haidee Kruger

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Postcolonial Polysystems: The Production and Reception of Translated Children?s Literature in South Africa is an original and provocative contribution to the field of children?s literature research and translation studies. It draws on a variety of methodologies to provide a perspective, both product- and process-oriented, on the ways in which translation... more...