Keywords for Children's Literature, Second Edition

Keywords for Children's Literature, Second Edition

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Overview

Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition

Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature.

The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization.

All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479899678
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Series: Keywords , #9
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Philip Nel is University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University. He is the author or co-editor of eleven books, the most recent of which is Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books.

Lissa Paul, Professor at Brock University in the Niagra Region of Canada, has authored or edited seven books, has chapters in nineteen and publishes widely in international journals. Her most recent book is Eliza Fenwick: Early Modern Feminist. She is currently working on an edition of Fenwick's letters.

Nina Christensen is Professor of Children's Literature at Centre for Children's Literature and Media, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her main research interests are the history of children's literature, picturebooks and the relationship between children's literature and changing ideas concerning childhood, subjects on which she has published a number of books and articles.

Table of Contents

Expanding the Map: An Introduction to the Second Edition Philip Nel Lissa Paul Nina Christensen vii

A Note on Classroom Use xv

1 Adult Victoria Ford Smith 1

2 Aesthetics Joseph T. Thomas Jr. 4

3 Affect Louise Joy 7

4 Agency Nina Christensen 10

5 Animal Colleen Glenney Boggs 13

6 Archive Lissa Paul 17

7 Audience Beverly Lyon Clark 20

8 Authenticity Sarah Park Dahlen 24

9 Body Kelly Hager 27

10 Book Patricia Crain 31

11 Boyhood Eric L. Tribunella 34

12 Childhood Karen Sánchez-Eppler 38

13 Children's Literature Peter Hunt 41

14 Classic Kenneth Kidd 44

15 Crossover Literature Sandra L. Beckett 47

16 Culture Richard Flynn 51

17 Diaspora Michelle Martin B. J. McDaniel 54

18 Didactic Clémentine Beauvais 57

19 Disability Nicole Markotic 60

20 Diversity Ebony Elizabeth Thomas 64

21 Domestic Claudia Nelson 68

22 Fairy Tale / Märchen Vanessa Joosen 71

23 Family Elisabeth (Lies) Wesseling 74

24 Fantasy Deirdre Baker 77

25 Gender Elizabeth Marshall 81

26 Genre Karin E. Westman 84

27 Girlhood Jacqueline Reid-Walsh 88

28 Graphic Novel Charles Hatfield 91

29 Home Mavis Reimer 95

30 Identity Karen Coats 98

31 Indigenous Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair 102

32 Innocence Marah Gubar 105

33 Intermedial Ute Dettmar Anna Stemmann 110

34 Irony Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer 113

35 Liminality Michael Joseph 116

36 Media Naomi Hamer 120

37 Modernism Kimberley Reynolds 123

38 Multicultural Debra Dudek 126

39 Nature Peter Hollindale 129

40 Nonsense Michael Heyman Kevin Shortsleeve 133

41 Nostalgia Boel Westin 136

42 Performance Robin Bernstein 139

43 Picture Book William Moebius 142

44 Play Stine Liv Johansen 146

45 Poetry JonArno Lawson 148

46 Postcolonial Clare Bradford 151

47 Posthuman Zoe Jaques 154

48 Postmodernism Philip Nel 157

49 Queer Kerry Mallan 161

50 Race Katharine Capshaw 164

51 Realism Cathryn M. Mercier 168

52 Size Lynne Vallone 171

53 Story Hugh Crago 174

54 Taboo Åse Marie Ommundsen 178

55 Trans Derritt Mason 181

56 Translation Emer O'Sullivan 184

57 Transnational Evelyn Arizpe 187

58 Trauma: Lydia Kokkola 190

59 Voice Mike Cadden 194

Acknowledgments 197

References 199

About the Contributors 243

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