Looking Glasses and Neverlands: Lacan, Desire, and Subjectivity in Children's Literature

Looking Glasses and Neverlands: Lacan, Desire, and Subjectivity in Children's Literature

by Karen Coats
     
 

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A “Choice” Outstanding Academic Title
This groundbreaking study introduces and explores Lacan’s complex theories of subjectivity and desire through close readings of canonical children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web, Stellaluna, Holes, Tangerine, and The Chocolate War, providing an introduction to an increasingly

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A “Choice” Outstanding Academic Title
This groundbreaking study introduces and explores Lacan’s complex theories of subjectivity and desire through close readings of canonical children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web, Stellaluna, Holes, Tangerine, and The Chocolate War, providing an introduction to an increasingly influential body of difficult work while making the claim that children’s textual encounters are as significant as their existential ones in constituting their subjectivities and giving shape to their desires.

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“Engaging, clear, and authoritative—Looking Glasses and Neverlands offers an important contribution to our understanding of children’s literature and reading.”—Marshall Alcorn, author of Changing the Subject in English Class

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587295867
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Karen Coats is an associate professor of English at Illinois State University.

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