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Children's Literature

1st Edition

By Carrie Hintz


188 pages

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pub: 2019-10-31
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Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated.

Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers:

  • Ideological and political movements
  • Children’s literature in the age of globalization
  • Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies

Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte’s Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children’s Literature.

Table of Contents


1. Definitions

2. Children's literature: early and global histories

3. Children's literature and the political

4. Theories and methodologies

5. Children's literature and the global and natural world


About the Author/Editor

Carrie Hintz is Associate Professor of English at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA.

About the Series

The New Critical Idiom

The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:

  • A clear, explanatory guide to the use (and abuse) of the term
  • An original and distinctive overview by a leading literary and cultural critic
  • Helpful definitions of the boundaries between the literary and non-literary
  • Basic guidance for the introductory reader in how the term relates to the larger field of cultural representation

With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature