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1st Edition

The Feminine Subject in Children's Literature

ISBN 9780415654470
Published May 1, 2013 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

This book builds upon and contributes to the growing academic interest in feminism within the field of children's literature studies. Christie Wilkie-Stibbs draws upon the work of Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Lacan in her analysis of particular children's literature texts to demonstrate how a feminist analysis opens up textual possibilities that may be applied to works of children's fiction in general, extending the range of textual engagements in children's literature through the application of a new poststructural critical apparati.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1. Theoretical Introduction: The feminine in Children's Literature 2. Writing the Subject in Children’s Liuterature: l'écriture feminine 3. Reading the Mother in Children's Literature: l'parler femme 4. The feminine Postmodern Subject of Children's Literature 5. The feminine Textual Unconscious in Children's Literature Conclusion: Une lecture feminine Notes Bibliography

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Christine Wilkie-Stibbs, PhD., is Associate Professor in English Studies and Director of the MA in Children's Literature Studies at the University of Warwick. She is a graduate of University of Southhampton and the University of Wales.