Representations of Childhood Death

Representations of Childhood Death

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312224080
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/04/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Gillian Avery is a historian of children's literature.

Kimberley Reynolds is Reader in Children's Literature and Director of the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Roehampton Institute, London.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Gillian Avery & Kimberly Reynolds
• The Folklore of Infant Deaths--Jacqueline Simpson
• Child Death in British and North American Ballads from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries--Vic Gammon
• '[An] Impe entombed here doth lie': The Bedford Triptych and Child Memorials in Post-Reformation England--Nigel Llewellyn
• 'A heart terrifying sorrow': The Deaths of Children in Seventeenth-Century Women's Manuscript Journals--Elizabeth Clarke
• Intimations of Immortality: The Puritan and Evangelical Message to Children--Gillian Avery
• 'Ye careless, thoughtless, worldly parents, tremble while you read this history!': The Use and Abuse of the Dying Child in the Evangelical Tradition--Elisabeth Jay
• Children's Death in Dickens: A Chapter in the History of Taste--A.O.J. Cockshut
• Freidruch Ruckert's Kindertotenlieder --Eda Sagarra
• Fatal Fantasies: The Death of Children in Victorian and Edwardian Fantasy Writing--Kimberly Reynolds
• Dead Rite: Adolescent Horror Fiction and Death--Kevin McCarron
• Reflexions on Dead Children in the Cinema and Why There are Not More of Them--John O. Thompson
• Death, Sex and God: Sociological and Religious Accounts of the Death of the Young--Paul Yates
• Conclusion: Grieving Parents, Grieving Children--Dr. Janet Goodall
• Index

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