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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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  1. Colonial India in Children’s Literature

    By Supriya Goswami

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Colonial India in Children’s Literature is the first book-length study to explore the intersections of children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. Engaging with important theoretical and critical literature that deals with colonialism, hegemony, and marginalization in...

    Published June 17th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Role of Translators in Children’s Literature

    Invisible Storytellers

    By Gillian Lathey

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book offers a historical analysis of key classical translated works for children, such as writings by Hans Christian Andersen and Grimms’ tales. Translations dominate the earliest history of texts written for children in English, and stories translated from other languages have continued to...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature

    By Debra Mitts-Smith

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers

    By Maria Nikolajeva

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children’s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. New Directions in Picturebook Research

    Edited by Teresa Colomer, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Cecilia Silva-Díaz

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this new collection, children’s literature scholars from twelve different countries contribute to the ongoing debate on the importance of picturebook research, focusing on aesthetic and cognitive aspects of picture books. Contributors take interdisciplinary approaches that integrate different...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Juvenile Literature and British Society, 1850-1950

    The Age of Adolescence

    By Charles Ferrall, Anna Jackson

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this study, Charles Ferrall and Anna Jackson argue that the Victorians created a concept of adolescence that lasted into the twentieth century and yet is strikingly at odds with post-Second World War notions of adolescence as a period of "storm and stress." In the enormously popular "juvenile"...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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