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New and Published Books

  1. Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation

    Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness

    By Layla AbdelRahim

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The book investigates how the civilized narrative orders experience by means of segregation,...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Children’s Literature and the Posthuman

    Animal, Environment, Cyborg

    By Zoe Jaques

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Medieval Literature for Children

    Edited by Daniel T. Kline

    This volume will be a critical anthology of primary texts whose main audience was children and/or adolescents in the medieval period. Texts will include theoretical and interpretative introductions and commentary....

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. LEGO Studies

    Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 2: The Animal Tales

    By Jack V. Haney

    This collection of 150 ancient Russian animal tales illustrates all 119 animal tale types. They feature forest animals and domestic animals. Fish and birds appear less often, and humans play a minor role, if any, in these tales. But it is human, not animal, behaviour that is displayed by the sneaky...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedong

    From Lu Xun to Mao Zedong

    By Mary Ann Farquhar

    This book introduces the major works and debates in Chinese children's literature within the framework of China's revolution and modernization. It demonstrates that the guiding rationale in children's literature was the political importance of children as the nation's future....

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People

    By Noga Applebaum

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Translation Under State Control

    Books for Young People in the German Democratic Republic

    By Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth explores the effects of ideology on the English-to-German translation of children’s literature under the socialist regime of the former German Democratic Republic. Giving prominence to extra-textual factors, the study undertakes a close investigation of the...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary English-Language Indian Children’s Literature

    Representations of Nation, Culture, and the New Indian Girl

    By Michelle Superle

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Concurrent with increasing scholarly attention toward national children’s literatures, Contemporary English-language Indian Children’s Literature explores an emerging body of work that has thus far garnered little serious critical attention. Superle critically examines the ways Indian children’s...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge