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Children's Literature and Culture

Series Editor: Philip Nel, Kansas State University, USA (previously Jack Zipes)

The Routledge's Children's Literature and Cultures series revisits children's literature and provides thorough, provocative insights.

  1. 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...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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,...

    To Be Published December 17th 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

    The Power of Story

    By Caroline Webb

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

    By Blanka Grzegorczyk

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book considers how contemporary British children’s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain’s...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults

    Brave New Teenagers

    Edited by Carrie Hintz, Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature

    By Madelyn Travis

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In a period of ongoing debate about faith, identity, migration and culture, this timely study explores the often politicised nature of constructions of one of Britain’s longest standing minority communities. Representations in children’s literature influenced by the impact of the Enlightenment, the...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Second-Generation Memory and Contemporary Children’s Literature

    Ghost Images

    By Anastasia Ulanowicz

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book visits a range of textual forms including diary, novel, and picturebook to explore the relationship between second-generation memory and contemporary children’s literature. Ulanowicz argues that second-generation memory — informed by intimate family relationships, textual mediation, and...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Textual Transformations in Children's Literature

    Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations

    Edited by Benjamin Lefebvre

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in contemporary children’s culture. It follows recent shifts in adaptation studies that call for a move beyond fidelity criticism, a paradigm that...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

    Romanticizing and Socializing the Imperfect Child

    By Amberyl Malkovich

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the ‘ideal’ Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children’s Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  15. The Nation in Children’s Literature

    Nations of Childhood

    Edited by Kit Kelen, Bjorn Sundmark

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children’s literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children’s literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the...

    Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Subjectivity in Asian Children’s Literature and Film

    Global Theories and Implications

    Edited by John Stephens

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume establishes a dialogue between East and West in children’s literature scholarship. In all cultures, children’s literature shows a concern to depict identity and individual development, so that character and theme pivot on questions of agency and the circumstances that frame an...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge

  17. 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

  18. 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 June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  19. 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 17th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Crossover Picturebooks

    A Genre for All Ages

    By Sandra L. 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 December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  21. 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 December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  22. Pinocchio, Puppets, and Modernity

    The Mechanical Body

    Edited by Katia Pizzi

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets, and marionettes. This collection identifies him as a figure characterized by a '...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  23. 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 August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  24. Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers

    The Past through Modern Eyes

    By Kim Wilson

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  25. Beyond Pippi Longstocking

    Intermedial and International Approaches to Astrid Lindgren's Work

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Astrid Surmatz

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Astrid Lindgren, author of the famed Pippi Longstocking novels, is perhaps one of the most significant children's authors of the last half of the twentieth century. In this collection contributors consider films, music, and picturebooks relating to Lindgren, in addition to...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge

  26. 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 April 6th 2011 by Routledge

  27. Reading the Adolescent Romance

    Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel

    By Amy Pattee

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Reading the Adolescent Romance provides an exhaustive study of the developments in young adult literature since the 1980s with a focus on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley High" series, which has become a cultural and literary touchstone for both fans and critics of the novels. Pattee carefully...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  28. 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 December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  29. Irish Children's Literature and Culture

    New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing

    Edited by Keith O'Sullivan, Valerie Coghlan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Irish Children’s Literature and Culture looks critically at Irish writing for children from the 1980s to the present, examining the work of many writers and illustrators and engaging with major genres, forms, and issues, including the gothic, the speculative, picturebooks, ethnicity, and...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  30. The Children's Book Business

    Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century

    By Lissa Paul

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In The Children’s Book Business, Lissa Paul constructs a new kind of book biography. By focusing on Eliza Fenwick’s1805 product-placement novel, Visits to the Juvenile Library, in the context of Marjorie Moon’s 1990 bibliography, Benjamin Tabart’s Juvenile Library, Paul explains how twenty-first...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  31. 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 December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  32. 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 June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  33. 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 June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  34. 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 June 8th 2010 by Routledge

  35. The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children's Literature

    By Jan Susina

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this volume, Jan Susina examines the importance of Lewis Carroll and his popular Alice books to the field of children’s literature. From a study of Carroll’s juvenilia to contemporary multimedia adaptations of Wonderland, Susina shows how the Alice books fit into the tradition of literary fairy...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  36. 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 October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  37. 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 September 8th 2009 by Routledge

  38. 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 September 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  39. Children's Fiction about 9/11

    Ethnic, National and Heroic Identities

    By Jo Lampert

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this pioneering and timely book, Lampert examines the ways in which cultural identities are constructed within young adult and children’s literature about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Looking at examples including picture books, young adult novels, and a selection of DC Comics, Lampert...

    Published August 6th 2009 by Routledge

  40. 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 June 11th 2009 by Routledge

  41. Fundamental Concepts of Children’s Literature Research

    Literary and Sociological Approaches

    By Hans-Heino Ewers

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Ewers provides students and professors with a new system of categorization for a differentiated description of children’s literature. In the early 1970s, Swedish children’s literature scholar Göte Kingberg worked to establish a system of scientific terminology for international use,...

    Published April 1st 2009 by Routledge

  42. Shakespeare in Children's Literature

    Gender and Cultural Capital

    By Erica Hateley

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Shakespeare in Children’s Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children’s novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the...

    Published December 14th 2008 by Routledge

  43. Critical Approaches to Food in Children’s Literature

    Edited by Kara K. Keeling, Scott T. Pollard

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Critical Approaches to Food in Children’s Literature is the first scholarly volume on the topic, connecting children's literature to the burgeoning discipline of food studies. Following the lead of historians like Mark Kurlansky, Jeffrey Pilcher and Massimo Montanari, who use food as a fundamental...

    Published December 8th 2008 by Routledge

  44. Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature

    By Kathryn James

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Knowledge about carnality and its limits provides the agenda for much of the fiction written for adolescent readers today, yet there exists little critical engagement with the ways in which it has been represented in the young adult novel in either discursive, ideological, or rhetorical forms....

    Published December 9th 2008 by Routledge

  45. Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africa

    A Study of Contemporary Fiction

    By Yulisa Amadu Maddy, Donnarae MacCann

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In the spirit of their last collaboration, Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995, Yulisa Amadu Maddy and Donnarae MacCann once again come together to expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of...

    Published November 20th 2008 by Routledge

  46. Crossover Fiction

    Global and Historical Perspectives

    By Sandra L. Beckett

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across...

    Published September 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  47. The Crossover Novel

    Contemporary Children's Fiction and Its Adult Readership

    By Rachel Falconer

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    "Highly recommended" by Choice While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge

  48. Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism

    By Alison Waller

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism examines those fundamental themes which inform our understanding of "the teenager"—themes that emerge in both literary and cultural contexts. Models of adolescence do not arise solely from discourses of psychology, sociology, and education. Rather,...

    Published July 10th 2008 by Routledge

  49. Enterprising Youth

    Social Values and Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Literature

    Edited by Monika Elbert

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    "Recommended" by Choice Enterprising Youth examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children’s perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. The essays in this book reveal the contradictions involved in the perceptions...

    Published April 15th 2008 by Routledge

  50. The Family in English Children’s Literature

    By Ann Alston

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From the trials of families experiencing divorce, as in Anne Fine’s Madame Doubtfire, to the childcare problems highlighted in Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker, it might seem that the traditional family and the ideals that accompany it have long vanished. However, in The Family in English Children’...

    Published April 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  51. From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood

    Children's Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity

    By Elizabeth Galway

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    As Canada came to terms with its role as an independent nation following Confederation in 1867, there was a call for a literary voice to express the needs and desires of a new country. Children’s literature was one of the means through which this new voice found expression. Seen as a tool for both...

    Published March 30th 2008 by Routledge

  52. The Fantasy of Family

    Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal

    By Elizabeth Thiel

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The myth of the Victorian family remains a pervasive influence within a contemporary Britain that perceives itself to be in social crisis. Nostalgic for a golden age of "Victorian values" in which visions of supportive, united families predominate, the common consciousness, exhorted by social and...

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge

  53. Representing Africa in Children's Literature

    Old and New Ways of Seeing

    By Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Representing Africa in Children’s Literature explores how African and Western authors portray youth in contemporary African societies, critically examining the dominant images of Africa and Africans in books published between 1960 and 2005. The book focuses on contemporary children’s and young...

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge

  54. Reading Victorian Schoolrooms

    Childhood and Education in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

    By Elizabeth Gargano

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Reading Victorian Schoolrooms examines the numerous schoolroom scenes in nineteenth-century novels during the fraught era of the Victorian education debates. As Gargano argues, the fiction of mainstream and children’s writers such as Dickens, Brontë, and Carroll reflected widespread Victorian...

    Published October 11th 2007 by Routledge

  55. Russian Children's Literature and Culture

    Edited by Marina Balina, Larissa Rudova

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Soviet literature in general and Soviet children’s literature in particular have often been labeled by Western and post-Soviet Russian scholars and critics as propaganda. Below the surface, however, Soviet children’s literature and culture allowed its creators greater experimental and creative...

    Published October 4th 2007 by Routledge

  56. Into the Closet

    Cross-Dressing and the Gendered Body in Children's Literature and Film

    By Victoria Flanagan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children’s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children’s...

    Published October 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  57. 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 30th 2007 by Routledge

  58. The Gothic in Children's Literature

    Haunting the Borders

    Edited by Anna Jackson, Roderick McGillis, Karen Coats

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very...

    Published July 31st 2007 by Routledge

  59. Soon Come Home to This Island

    West Indians in British Children's Literature

    By Karen Sands-O'Connor

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Soon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black...

    Published July 26th 2007 by Routledge

  60. Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture

    Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child

    By Annette Wannamaker

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply...

    Published July 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  61. A Critical History of French Children's Literature

    Volume One: 1600–1830

    By Penelope E. Brown

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    These books are the first full-length, comprehensive study written in English of French children’s literature. They provide both an overview of developments from the seventeenth century to the present day and detailed discussion of texts that are representative, innovative, or influential...

    Published July 20th 2007 by Routledge

  62. A Critical History of French Children's Literature

    Volume Two: 1830-Present

    By Penelope E. Brown

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This two-volume critical history of French children’s literature from 1600 to the present helps bring awareness of the range, quality, and importance of French children’s literature to a wider audience. The works of a number of French writers, notably La Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Jules Verne, and...

    Published July 19th 2007 by Routledge

  63. Once Upon a Time in a Different World

    Issues and Ideas in African American Children’s Literature

    By Neal A. Lester

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Once Upon a Time in a Different World, a unique addition to the celebrated Children’s Literature and Culture series, seeks to move discussions and treatments of ideas in African America Children’s literature from the margins to the forefront of literary discourse. Looking at a variety of topics,...

    Published June 6th 2007 by Routledge

  64. Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins

    By Giorgia Grilli

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The Mary Poppins that many people know of today--a stern, but sweet, loveable, and reassuring British nanny--is a far cry from the character created by Pamela Lyndon Travers in the 1930's. Instead, this is the Mary Poppins reinvented by Disney in the eponymous movie. This book sheds light on the...

    Published November 21st 2006 by Routledge

  65. National Character in South African English Children's Literature

    By Elwyn Jenkins

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This is the first full-length study of South African English youth literature to cover the entire period of its publication, from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Jenkins' book focuses on what made the subsequent literature essentially South African and what...

    Published October 31st 2006 by Routledge

  66. Voracious Children

    Who Eats Whom in Children's Literature

    By Carolyn Daniel

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  67. Childhood and Children's Books in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1800

    By Andrea Immel, Michael Witmore

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  68. Diana Wynne Jones

    The Fantastic Tradition and Children's Literature

    By Farah Mendlesohn

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    British author Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J. K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizard's academies, dragons, and griffins-many published for children but read by all...

    Published August 26th 2005 by Routledge

  69. Twice-Told Children's Tales

    The Influence of Childhood Reading on Writers for Adults

    Edited by Betty Greenway

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    "It is only in childhood that books have any deep influence on our lives"--Graham Greene"The luminous books of our childhood will remain the luminous books of our lives."--Joyce Carol OatesWriters, as they often attest, are deeply influenced by their childhood reading. Salman Rushdie, for example,...

    Published June 17th 2005 by Routledge

  70. 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 January 10th 2005 by Routledge

  71. Youth of Darkest England

    Working-Class Children at the Heart of Victorian Empire

    By Troy Boone

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book examines the representation of English working-class children — the youthful inhabitants of the poor urban neighborhoods that a number of writers dubbed "darkest England" — in Victorian and Edwardian imperialist literature. In particular, Boone focuses on how the writings for and about...

    Published November 28th 2004 by Routledge

  72. Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre

    Fiction for Children and Adults

    By Mike Cadden

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book critically examines Le Guin's fiction for all ages, and it will be of great interest to her many admirers and to all students and scholars of children's literature....

    Published November 7th 2004 by Routledge

  73. Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature

    Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

    By Anne Lundin

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the...

    Published August 1st 2004 by Routledge

  74. Brown Gold

    Milestones of African American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002

    By Michelle Martin

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Brown Gold is a compelling history and analysis of African-American children's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. At the turn of the nineteenth century, good children's books about black life were hard to find — if, indeed, young black readers and their parents could even...

    Published February 18th 2004 by Routledge

  75. 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 11th 2003 by Routledge

  76. 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 December 26th 2002 by Routledge

  77. Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults

    Edited by Carrie Hintz, Elaine Ostry

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's literature. The original essays discuss thematic conventions and present detailed case studies of individual works. All address...

    Published December 20th 2002 by Routledge

  78. Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature

    By Lydia Kokkola

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

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

    Published November 27th 2002 by Routledge

  79. Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

    By Naomi Miller

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This is a collection of original essays about how Shakespeare and how his plays are increasingly being used as a means of furthering literacy, language arts, creative and dramatic learning for children in and out of the classroom. It is divided into three sections comprising essays by well-known...

    Published November 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  80. 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 15th 2002 by Routledge

  81. Recycling Red Riding Hood

    By Sandra L. Beckett

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Building on several years of research that included an examination of children's literature texts in 140 languages, Sandra Beckett introduces the retelling of the Red Riding Hood story in the general context of fairy tale intertextuality, a topic that has received very little attention in...

    Published October 10th 2002 by Routledge

  82. The Feminine Subject in Children's Literature

    By Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book builds upon and contributes to the growing academic interest in feminism within the field of children's literature studies. Christie Wilkie-Stibbs draws upon the work of Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Lacan in her analysis of particular children's literature...

    Published September 6th 2002 by Routledge

  83. Ways of Being Male

    Representing Masculinities in Children's Literature

    Edited by John Stephens

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Given the substantial impact of feminism on children’s literature and culture during the last quarter century, it comes as no surprise that gender studies have focused predominantly on issues of female representation. The question of how the same patriarchal ideology structured representations of...

    Published June 21st 2002 by Routledge

  84. Pinocchio Goes Postmodern

    Perils of a Puppet in the United States

    By Richard Wunderlich, Thomas J. Morrissey

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of...

    Published May 15th 2002 by Routledge

  85. Sparing the Child

    Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust

    By Hamida Bosmajian

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist....

    Published December 20th 2001 by Routledge

  86. Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature 1985-1995

    By Donnarae MacCann, Yulisa Amadu Maddy

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around...

    Published September 20th 2001 by Routledge

  87. 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 27th 2000 by Routledge

  88. 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

  89. 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 2nd 2000 by Routledge

  90. Empire's Children

    Empire and Imperialism in Classic British Children's Books

    By M. Daphne Kutzer

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children....

    Published October 18th 2000 by Routledge

  91. 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

  92. Children's Films

    History, Ideology, Pedagogy, Theory

    By Ian Wojik-Andrews

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study examines children's films from various critical perspectives, including those provided by classical and current film theory....

    Published July 10th 2000 by Routledge

  93. A Necessary Fantasy?

    The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture

    Edited by Dudley Jones, Tony Watkins

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television....

    Published July 6th 2000 by Routledge

  94. Translating for Children

    By Ritta Oittinen

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Translating for Children is not a book on translations of children's literature, but a book on translating for children. It concentrates on human action in translation and focuses on the translator, the translation process, and translating for children, in particular. Translators bring to the...

    Published February 29th 2000 by Routledge

  95. 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, and...

    Published November 1st 1999 by Routledge

  96. 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 September 30th 1999 by Routledge

  97. Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction

    The Dialogic Construction of Subjectivity

    By Robyn McCallum

    Edited by Jack D. Zipes

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction examines the representation of selfhood in adolescent and children's fiction, using a Bakhtinian approach to subjectivity, language, and narrative. The ideological frames within which identities are formed are inextricably bound up with ideas about...

    Published June 1st 1999 by Routledge

  98. Narrating Africa

    George Henty and the Fiction of Empire

    By Mawuena Kossi Logan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

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

    Published April 30th 1999 by Routledge

  99. 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 November 30th 1998 by Routledge

  100. The Case of Peter Rabbit

    Changing Conditions of Literature for Children

    By Margaret Mackey

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 31st 1998 by Routledge