Introducing Children's Literature

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Juli 2002



Focussing on the major literary movements from Romanticism to Postmodernism, Thacker and Webb examine the concerns of each period and the ways in which these concerns influence and are influenced by children's literature.


Acknowledgements Preface and Introduction Section One: Romanticism:
1. Imagining the Child
2. The King of the Golden River
3. Closing the garret door: a feminist reading of Little Women Section Two: Nineteenth-Century Literature:
4. Victorianism, Empire and the Paternal Voice
5. Reality and Enigma in The Water-Babies
6. Alice as Subject in the Logic of Wonderland Section Three: The Fin de Siecle
7. Testing Boundaries
8. The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz: Pleasure without Nightmares
9. Romanticism vs Empire in The Secret Garden Section Four: Modernism
10. New Voices, New Threats
11. Connecting with Mary Poppins
12. Spinning the Word: Charlotte's Web
13. Real or Story?: The Borrowers Section Five: Postmodernism:
14. Playful Subversion
15. Clockwork, A Fairy tale for a postmodern time
16. a postmodern reflection of the genre of fairy tale: The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales Bibliography


Deborah Cogan Thacker is Field Chair for English Studies and Creative and Contemporary Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. Jean Webb is Director of the Primary English and Children's Literature Research Centre and Associate Head of the Graduate School at University College Worcester.
EAN: 9780415204118
ISBN: 0415204119
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Format: kartoniert
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