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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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91-100 of 106 results in Children's Literature and Culture
  1. The Poetics of Childhood

    By Roni Natov

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Children's literature provides a medium through which writers re-create or approximate the sensibility of a child. But what exactly is this sensibility, and how does it find creative expression in adulthood? What language can portray the seemingly untranslatable experience of a child? The Poetics...

    Published June 8th 2006 by Routledge

  2. How Picturebooks Work

    By Maria Nikolajeva, Carole Scott

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks...

    Published May 4th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Inventing the Child

    By John Zornado

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Now in paperback, Inventing the Child is a highly entertaining, humorous, and at times acerbic account of what it means to be a child (and a parent) in America at the dawn of the new millennium. J. Zornado explores the history and development of the concept of childhood, starting with the works of...

    Published April 30th 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Poetics of Childhood

    By Roni Natov

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 14th 2002 by Routledge

  5. How Picturebooks Work

    By Maria Nikolajeva, Carole Scott

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In How Picturebooks Work, Maria Nikolajeva and Carole Scott explore the dynamic relationship between word and image in children's literature. They treat picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication. As such, the...

    Published December 26th 2000 by Routledge

  6. Inventing the Child

    Culture, Ideology and the Story of the Child

    By Joseph L. Zornado

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book traces the historical roots of Western culture's stories of childhood in which the child is subjugated to the adult. Going back 400 years, it looks again at Hamlet, fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, and Walt Disney cartoons. Inventing the Child is a highly entertaining, humorous, and at...

    Published December 19th 2000 by Garland Science

  7. Regendering the School Story

    Sassy Sissies and Tattling Tomboys

    By Beverly Lyon Clark

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 6th 2000 by Routledge

  8. White Supremacy in Children's Literature

    Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900

    By Donnarae MacCann

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture: it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that...

    Published November 16th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Presence of the Past

    Memory, Heritage and Childhood in Post-War Britain

    By Valerie Krips

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The presence of the Past studies the interaction of heritage and fiction written for children over a 40 year period in Britain, exploring a range of works for children from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to I Spy....

    Published November 1st 2000 by Routledge

  10. Russell Hoban/Forty Years

    Essays on His Writings for Children

    By Alida Allison

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 26th 2000 by Routledge