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New and Published Books

  1. 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Experiencing Environment and Place through Children's Literature

    Edited by Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Phillip Payne, Alan Reid

    Recent scholarship on children’s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children’s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in ‘ecocriticism’, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Humor in Contemporary Junior Literature

    By Julie Cross

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this new book, Julie Cross examines the intricacies of textual humor in contemporary junior literature, using the tools of literary criticism and humor theory. Cross investigates the dialectical paradoxes of humor and debunks the common belief in oppositional binaries of ‘simple’ versus ‘complex...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

    By Holly Blackford

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Landscape in Children's Literature

    By Jane Suzanne Carroll

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature

    By Tison Pugh

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature examines distinguished classics of children’s literature both old and new—including L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

    Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays

    Edited by Janice M. Alberghene, Beverly Lyon Clark

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge