Shakespeare in Children’s Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children’s novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children’s literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.
"This is a provocative and timely book that needs to be read, interrogated, and discussed."--Kathryn Graham, Virginia Tech
List of Figures
Series Editor’s Foreword
Chapter One: Romantic Roots: Constructing the Child as Reader, and Shakespeare as Author
Chapter Two: "Author(is)ing the Child: Shakespeare as Character"
Chapter Three: ‘Be These Juggling Fiends No More Believed’: Macbeth, Gender, and Subversion
Chapter Four: Puck vs. Hermia: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gender, and Sexuality
Chapter Five: ‘This Island’s Mine’: The Tempest, Gender, and Authority / Autonomy
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.