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Children's Literature and Culture


About the Series

Founding Editor and Series Editor 1994-2011: Jack Zipes

Series Editor, 2011-2018: Philip Nel

 

Founded by Jack Zipes in 1994, Children's Literature and Culture is the longest-running series devoted to the study of children’s literature and culture from a national and international perspective. Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in 2011 the series expanded its focus to include childhood studies, and it seeks to explore the legal, historical, and philosophical conditions of different childhoods. An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity. Children's Literature and Culture offers cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections considering topics such as gender, race, picturebooks, childhood, nation, religion, technology, and many others. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Next-Generation Memory and Ukrainian Canadian Children’s Historical Fiction The Seeds of Memory

Next-Generation Memory and Ukrainian Canadian Children’s Historical Fiction: The Seeds of Memory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mateusz Świetlicki
March 10, 2023

This is the first book monograph devoted to Anglophone Ukrainian Canadian children’s historical fiction published between 1991 and 2021. It consists of five chapters offering cross-sectional and interdisciplinary readings of almost forty books – novels, novellas, picturebooks, short stories, and a ...

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood Myths and Realities

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood: Myths and Realities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Marina Balina, Larissa Rudova, Anastasia Kostetskaya
November 30, 2022

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood is a collection of multidisciplinary scholarly essays on childhood experience. The volume offers new critical approaches to Russian and Soviet childhood at the intersection of philosophy, literary criticism, film/visual studies, and ...

The Women Who Invented Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature Only the Best

The Women Who Invented Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature: Only the Best

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Elizabeth West
October 24, 2022

Publishing for children between 1930 and 1960 has been denigrated as a relatively fallow period for creativity and quality, certainly in comparison with the ‘golden ages’ of children’s literature that preceded and succeeded it. This book questions this perception by using archival evidence to argue...

Representations of Children and Success in Asia Dream Chasers

Representations of Children and Success in Asia: Dream Chasers

1st Edition

Edited By Shih-Wen Sue Chen, Sin Wen Lau
September 28, 2022

This edited volume explores how success is conceptualized and represented in texts for young people in Asia. The essays in this collection examine how success for children relates to education, family, gender, race, class, community, and the nation. It answers the following questions: How is ...

Youth Fiction and Trans Representation

Youth Fiction and Trans Representation

1st Edition

By Tom Sandercock
July 29, 2022

Youth Fiction and Trans Representation is the first book that wholly addresses the growth of trans and gender variant representation in literature, television, and films for children and young adults in the twenty-first century. Ranging across an array of media—including picture books, novels, ...

Antarctica in British Children’s Literature

Antarctica in British Children’s Literature

1st Edition

By Sinead Moriarty
May 30, 2022

For over a century British authors have been writing about the Antarctic for child readers, yet this body of literature has never been explored in detail. Antarctica in British Children’s Literature examines this field for the first time, identifying the dominant genres and recurrent themes and ...

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature Brown and Nerdy

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature: Brown and Nerdy

1st Edition

By Cristina Herrera
April 29, 2022

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature analyzes novels by the acclaimed Chicana YA writers Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández, Isabel Quintero, Ashley Hope Pérez, Erika Sánchez, Guadalupe García McCall, and Patricia Santana. Combining the term "Chicana" with "nerd," Dr. Herrera coins the term "...

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children’s Literature

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children’s Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Irena Barbara Kalla
April 29, 2022

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children’s Literature offers multifaceted reflection on interdependences between children and adults as they engage in play in literary texts and in real life. This volume brings together international children’s literature ...

The Figure of the Child in WWI American, British, and Canadian Children’s Literature Farmer, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The Figure of the Child in WWI American, British, and Canadian Children’s Literature: Farmer, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

1st Edition

By Elizabeth A. Galway
March 31, 2022

Over the past century, much attention has been paid to the literature written for adults in response to the First World War, but there has been comparatively little consideration of how the war influenced literature for young readers at the time. Based on extensive archival research, this study ...

Poetics and Ethics of Anthropomorphism Children, Animals, and Poetry

Poetics and Ethics of Anthropomorphism: Children, Animals, and Poetry

1st Edition

By Christopher (Kit) Kelen, Chengcheng You
October 25, 2021

Poetics and Ethics of Anthropomorphism: Children, Animals, and Poetry investigates a kind of poetry written mainly by adults for children. Many genres, including the picture book, are considered in asking for what purposes ‘animal poetry’ is composed and what function it serves. Critically ...

Dust Off the Gold Medal Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial

Dust Off the Gold Medal: Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial

1st Edition

Edited By Sara L. Schwebel, Jocelyn Van Tuyl
August 24, 2021

The oldest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Newbery Medal has since 1922 been granted annually by the American Library Association to the children’s book it deems "most distinguished." Medal books enjoy an outsized influence on American children’s literature, figuring...

Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults

Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Venzo, Kristine Moruzi
June 09, 2021

Expanding outward from previous scholarship on gender, queerness, and heteronormativity in children’s literature, this book offers fresh insights into representations of sex and sexuality in texts for young people. In this collection, new and established scholars examine how fiction and non-fiction...

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