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Keywords for Children's Literature
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KEYWORDS FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

PAPERBACK BY NEL, PHILIP; PAUL, LISSA

£21.99

ISBN
9780814758557
IMPRINT
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
293 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
13 JUN 2011

DESCRIPTION

The study of children's literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children's Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature. Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories: Award-winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children's Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child_Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality. The scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this collection essential reading for all scholars in the field. In the spirit of Raymond Williams' seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children's literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Aesthetics 2 African American 3 Audience 4 Body 5 Boyhood 6 Censorship 7 Character 8 Childhood 9 Children's Literature 10 Class 11 Classic 12 Crossover Literature 13 Culture 14 Domestic 15 Education 16 Empire 17 Fantasy 18 Gender 19 Girlhood 20 Golden Age 21 Graphic Novel 22 Home 23 Identity 24 Ideology 25 Image 26 Innocence 27 Intention 28 Latino/a 29 Liminality 30 Literacy 31 Marketing 32 Modernism 33 Multicultural 34 Nature 35 Nonsense 36 Picture Book 37 Popular 38 Postcolonial 39 Postmodernism 40 Queer 41 Race 42 Reading 43 Realism 44 Science Fiction 45 Story 46 Theory 47 Tomboy 48 Voice 49 Young Adult Works Cited About the Contributors Index