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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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11-20 of 105 results in Children's Literature and Culture
  1. Transcending Boundaries

    Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults

    Edited by Sandra L. Beckett

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults is a collection of essays on twentieth-century authors who cross the borders between adult and children's literature and appeal to both audiences. This collection of fourteen essays by scholars from eight countries...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Past Without Shadow

    Constructing the Past in German Books for Children

    By Zohar Shavit

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    A Past Without Shadow examines 50 years of German children's books in which the darkest horrors of the Third Reich have routinely remained hidden. The horrors of the Third Reich are systematically screened and filtered, allowing the darker, bleaker parts of history to escape illumination. Here...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Entranced by Story

    Brain, Tale and Teller, from Infancy to Old Age

    By Hugh Crago

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    We live in a world of stories; yet few of us pause to ask what stories actually are, why we consume them so avidly, and what they do for story makers and their audiences. This book focuses on the experiences that good stories generate: feelings of purposeful involvement, elevation, temporary loss...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Genocide in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Cambodia to Darfur

    By Jane Gangi

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    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...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Picturebooks: Representation and Narration

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume discusses the aesthetic and cognitive challenges of modern picturebooks from different countries, such as Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. The overarching issue concerns the mutual relationship between representation and narration by means of the...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Children’s Literature and New York City

    Edited by Padraic Whyte, Keith O'Sullivan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This collection explores the significance of New York City in children’s literature, stressing literary, political, and societal influences on writing for young people from the twentieth century to the present day. Contextualized in light of contemporary critical and cultural theory, the chapters...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood

    Edited by Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The essays in this collection address the relationship between children and cultural memory in texts both for and about young people. The collection overall is concerned with how cultural memory is shaped, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, sometimes in opposition to dominant...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Beatrix Potter

    Writing in Code

    By M. Daphne Kutzer

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work, and it covers the entire oeuvre, examining all facets...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Twice-Told Children's Tales

    The Influence of Childhood Reading on Writers for Adults

    Edited by Betty Greenway

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Crossover Picturebooks

    A Genre for All Ages

    By Sandra Beckett

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge