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:
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.
1. Defining Children’s Literature 2. Histories and Origins of Children’s Literature 3. Ideology, Pedagogy and Propaganda 4. Theories and Methodologies 5. Conclusion: Children’s Literature in the 21st Century
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:
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.