Children's Literature in Context

Children's Literature in Context

by Fiona McCulloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847064876

ISBN-13: 9781847064875

Pub. Date: 11/24/2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Children's Literature in Context is a clear, accessible and concise introduction to children's literature and its wider contexts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. Close readings of commonly studied texts including Lewis Carroll's Alice books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Overview

Children's Literature in Context is a clear, accessible and concise introduction to children's literature and its wider contexts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. Close readings of commonly studied texts including Lewis Carroll's Alice books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials trilogy highlight major themes and ways of reading children's literature. A chapter on afterlives and adaptations explores a range of wider cultural texts including the film adaptations of Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass. The final section introduces key critical interpretations from different perspectives on issues including innocence, gender, fantasy, psychoanalysis and ideology. 'Review, Reading and Research' sections give suggestions for further reading, discussion and research. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying children's literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847064875
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Series:
Texts and Contexts Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


Series Preface \ Part I: Contexts \ 1. Social and Cultural Contexts \ 2. Literary Contexts \ Review, Reading and Research \ Part II: Texts \ 3. Readings of Key Texts \ Review, Reading and Research \ Part III: Wider Contexts \ 4. Afterlives and Adaptations \ 5. Critical Contexts \ Review, Reading and Research \ Bibliography \ Index.

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