Literature and the Child: Romantic Continuations, Postmodern Contestations

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Overview

The Romantic myth of childhood as a trans-historical holy time of innocence and spirituality, uncorrupted by the adult world, has been subjected in recent years to increasingly serious interrogation. Was there ever really a time when mythic ideals were simple, pure, and uncomplicated? The contributors to this book contend - although in widely differing ways and not always approvingly - that our culture is indeed still pervaded, in this postmodern moment of the very late twentieth century, by the Romantic conception of childhood which first emerged two hundred years ago.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877456902
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Romantic Continuations, Postmodern Contestations, or, "It's a Magical World, Hobbes, Ol' Buddy" ... Crash! 1
1 Romanticism Continuing and Contested
Romanticism and the End of Childhood 23
Reading Children and Homeopathic Romanticism: Paradigm Lost, Revisionary Gleam, or "Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est la Meme Chose"? 44
2 Romantic Ironies, Postmodern Texts
Taking Games Seriously: Romantic Irony in Modern Fantasy for Children of All Ages 87
"Infant Sight": Romanticism, Childhood, and Postmodern Poetry 105
Wordsworth, Lost Boys, and Romantic Hom(e)ophobia 130
3 Romanticism and the Commerce of Children's Books
Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of Kate Greenaway 155
The Marketing of Romantic Childhood: Milne, Disney, and a Very Popular Stuffed Bear 188
4 Romantic Ideas in Cultural Confrontations
The Art of Maternal Nurture in Mary Austin's The Basket Woman 211
Romanticism and Archetypes in Ruth Nichols's Song of the Pearl 233
Notes on Contributors 257
Index 259
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