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The study of children's literature is currently receiving much public and critical attention. Organized to show developments in children's literature over time and across genres, this attractively illustrated introductory guide looks at key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, to graphic novels and young adult fiction. Each chapter applies specific critical approaches, supported by explanatory boxed material and suggestions for further reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403916129
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children's Literature at the University of Surrey, Roehampton and Director of the National Center for Research in Children's Literature.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Making the Most of Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction— K. Reynolds
• Theories of Genre and Gender: Change and Continuity in the School Story— P. Pinsent
• Sociology, Politics, the Family: Children and Families in Anglo-American Children'sFiction 1920-1960— K. Reynolds
• Fantasy, Psychology and Feminism: Jungian Readings of Classic British Fantasy Fiction— S. Hancock
• Autobiography and History: Literature of War— G. Lathey
• Comparative and Psychoanalytic Approaches: Personal History and Collective Memory— G. Lathey
• Fantasy - Postwar, Postmodern, Postcolonial: Houses in Post-War Fantasy— S. Godek
• Feminism and History: Historical Fiction: Not Just a Thing of the Past— P. Bramwell
• Childhood, Youth Culture and the Uncanny: Uncanny Nights in Contemporary Adolescent Fiction— L. Sainsbury
• Fantasy, Psychoanalysis and Adolescence: Magic and Maturation in Fantasy— P. Bramwell
• Bakhtin, Dialogism and Chronotopes: Time and Memory in Contemporary Children's Literature— L. Sainsbury
• Postmodernism, New Historicism and Migration: New Historical Novels— P. Pinsent
• Language, Genres and Issues: The Socially Committed Novel— P. Pinsent
• Reading Contemporary Picture Books— J. Graham
• Picturebook Case Study: Politics and Philosophy in the Work of Raymond Briggs— L. Sainsbury
• Electronic Texts and Adolescent Agency: Computers and the Internet in Contemporary Children's Literature— N. Applebaum
• Bibliography
• Index

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