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Children's Literature and Culture

Series Editor: Philip Nel

Founded by Jack Zipes in 1994, Children's Literature and Culture is the longest-running series devoted to the study of children’s literature and culture from a national and international perspective. Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in 2011 the series expanded its focus to include childhood studies, and it seeks to explore the legal, historical, and philosophical conditions of different childhoods. An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity. Children's Literature and Culture offers cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections considering topics such as gender, race, picturebooks, childhood, nation, religion, technology, and many others. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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41-50 of 103 results in Children's Literature and Culture
  1. Reading Victorian Schoolrooms

    Childhood and Education in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

    By Elizabeth Gargano

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Reading Victorian Schoolrooms examines the numerous schoolroom scenes in nineteenth-century novels during the fraught era of the Victorian education debates. As Gargano argues, the fiction of mainstream and children’s writers such as Dickens, Brontë, and Carroll reflected widespread Victorian...

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Irish Children's Literature and Culture

    New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing

    Edited by Keith O'Sullivan, Valerie Coghlan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    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...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Children's Book Business

    Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century

    By Lissa Paul

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In The Children’s Book Business, Lissa Paul constructs a new kind of book biography. By focusing on Eliza Fenwick’s1805 product-placement novel, Visits to the Juvenile Library, in the context of Marjorie Moon’s 1990 bibliography, Benjamin Tabart’s Juvenile Library, Paul explains how twenty-first...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Fundamental Concepts of Children’s Literature Research

    Literary and Sociological Approaches

    By Hans-Heino Ewers

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Ewers provides students and professors with a new system of categorization for a differentiated description of children’s literature. In the early 1970s, Swedish children’s literature scholar Göte Kingberg worked to establish a system of scientific terminology for international use,...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Peter Pan's Shadows in the Literary Imagination

    By Kirsten Stirling

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book is a literary analysis of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in all its different versions -- key rewritings, dramatisations, prequels, and sequels -- and includes a synthesis of the main critical interpretations of the text over its history. A comprehensive and intelligent study of the Peter Pan...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Empire's Children

    Empire and Imperialism in Classic British Children's Books

    By M. Daphne Kutzer

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Pinocchio, Puppets, and Modernity

    The Mechanical Body

    Edited by Katia Pizzi

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets, and marionettes. This collection identifies him as a figure characterized by a '...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Family in English Children’s Literature

    By Ann Alston

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From the trials of families experiencing divorce, as in Anne Fine’s Madame Doubtfire, to the childcare problems highlighted in Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker, it might seem that the traditional family and the ideals that accompany it have long vanished. However, in The Family in English Children’...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Representing Africa in Children's Literature

    Old and New Ways of Seeing

    By Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Representing Africa in Children’s Literature explores how African and Western authors portray youth in contemporary African societies, critically examining the dominant images of Africa and Africans in books published between 1960 and 2005. The book focuses on contemporary children’s and young...

    Published September 18th 2011 by Routledge

  10. From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood

    Children's Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity

    By Elizabeth Galway

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    As Canada came to terms with its role as an independent nation following Confederation in 1867, there was a call for a literary voice to express the needs and desires of a new country. Children’s literature was one of the means through which this new voice found expression. Seen as a tool for both...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge