The Ruins of Childhood: New Formations 41

The Ruins of Childhood: New Formations 41

by Christine Clegg, David Glover, Paul Myerscough, Vicky Lebeau
     
 
The Ruins of Childhood suggests new avenues for exploring the idea of childhood. Contributors discuss child abuse and child crime; the fantasies of Nabokov; the child in discourses of psychoanalysis and race; the child as material for adult sexual fantasy in literary representation; and the boundaries we construct between adults and children, adulthood and childhood.

Overview

The Ruins of Childhood suggests new avenues for exploring the idea of childhood. Contributors discuss child abuse and child crime; the fantasies of Nabokov; the child in discourses of psychoanalysis and race; the child as material for adult sexual fantasy in literary representation; and the boundaries we construct between adults and children, adulthood and childhood.

Contributors: Adam Phillips, Douglas Oliver, Vicky Lebeau, Bernard O'Donoghue, David Marriott, Tanya Horeck, Marian Partington, John Wilkinson, Vincent Quinn, Lindsay Smith, Christine Clegg, Sebastian Mitchell, and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald.

Author Biography: Christine Clegg lectures in Cultural Studies at the University of East London. She has recently edited the Icon Reader's Guide to Nabokov's Lolita. Vicky Lebeau teaches English at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Lost Angels: Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Paul Myerscough teaches English Literature and Film in the School of Cultural and Community Studies at the University of Sussex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853159346
Publisher:
Lawrence & Wishart, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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