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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 105 results in Children's Literature and Culture
  1. Voices of the Other

    Children's Literature and the Postcolonial Context

    By Roderick McGillis

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book offers a variety of approaches to children's literature from a postcolonial perspective that includes discussions of cultural appropriation, race theory, pedagogy as a colonialist activity, and multiculturalism.The eighteen essays divide into three sections: Theory, Colonialism,...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book

    By Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children’s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined...

    Published September 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Children's Culture and the Avant-Garde

    Painting in Paris, 1890-1915

    By Marilynn Olson

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume explores the mutual influences between children’s literature and the avant-garde. Olson places particular focus on fin-de-siècle Paris, where the Avant-garde was not unified in thought and there was room for modernism to overlap with children’s literature and culture in the Golden Age....

    Published August 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Making of the Modern Child

    Children's Literature in the Late Eighteenth Century

    By Andrew O'Malley

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores how the concept of childhood in the late 18th century was constructed through the ideological work performed by children's literature, as well as pedagogical writing and medical literature of the era. Andrew O'Malley ties the evolution of the idea of "the child" to the...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge