1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks

Edited By Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer Copyright 2018
    548 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    546 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Containing forty-eight chapters, The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasizing the international and cultural diversity of picturebooks. Divided into five key parts, this volume covers:

    • Concepts and topics – from hybridity and ideology to metafiction and emotions;

    • Genres – from baby books through to picturebooks for adults;

    • Interfaces – their relations to other forms such as comics and visual media;

    • Domains and theoretical approaches, including developmental psychology and cognitive studies;

    • Adaptations.

    With ground-breaking contributions from leading and emerging scholars alike, this comprehensive volume is one of the first to focus solely on picturebook research. Its interdisciplinary approach makes it key for both scholars and students of literature, as well as education and media.

    Introduction: Picturebook Research Comes of Age

    Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    PART I: Concepts and Topics

    1. Author-Illustrator

    Kerry Mallan

    2. Picture-Text-Relationships in Picturebooks

    Nathalie op de Beeck

    3. Layout of Picturebooks

    Megan Lambert

    4. Paratexts in Picturebooks

    Sylvia Pantaleo

    5. Montage and Collage in Picturebooks

    Elina Druker

    6. Materiality in Picturebooks

    Ilgim Veryeri Alaca

    7. Picturebooks and Metafiction

    Cecilia Silva-Díaz

    8. Hybridity in Picturebooks

    Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

    9. Interpictoriality in Picturebooks

    Beatriz Hoster Cabo, Maria José Lobato Suero, and Alberto Manuel Ruiz Campos

    10. Seriality in Picturebooks

    Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    11. Emotions in Picturebooks

    Maria Nikolajeva

    12. Picturebooks and Gender

    Karen Coats

    13. Canon Processes and Picturebooks

    Erica Hateley

    14. Picturebooks and Ideology

    John Stephens

    PART II: Picturebook Categories

    15. Early Concept Books and Concept Books

    Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer and Jörg Meibauer

    16. Wimmelbooks

    Cornelia Rémi

    17. ABC Books

    Marie-Pierre Litaudon

    18. Pop Up and Movable Books

    Ann Montanaro Staples

    19. Wordless Picturebooks

    Emma Bosch

    20. Postmodern Picturebooks

    Cherie Allan

    21. Crossover Picturebooks

    Sandra Beckett

    22. Picturebooks for Adults

    Åse Marie Ommundsen

    23. Informational Picturebooks

    Nikola von Merveldt

    24. Poetry in Picturebooks

    Donelle Ruwe

    25. Multilingual Picturebooks

    Nancy Hadaway and Terrell Young

    26. Digital Picturebooks

    Maria Nikolajeva and Ghada Al-Yaquot

    PART III: Interfaces

    27. Picturebooks and Illustrated Books

    Elizabeth Bird and Junko Yokota

    28. Artists’ Books and Picturebooks

    Johanna Drucker

    29. Picturebooks and Photography

    Jane Wattenberg

    30. Picturebooks and Comics

    Lara Saguisag

    31. Picturebooks and Movies

    Tobias Kurwinkel

    PART IV: Domains

    32. The Education of a Picturebook-Maker

    Martin Salisbury

    33. Research in Picturebooks: The Wider Path

    William Moebius

    34. Picturebooks and Representations of Childhood

    Nina Christensen

    35. Picturebooks and Literacy Studies

    Evelyn Arizpe, Jennifer Farrar, and Julie McAdam

    36. Picturebooks and Developmental Psychology

    Elaine Reese and Jessica Johnston

    37. Picturebooks and Cognitive Studies

    Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer and Jörg Meibauer

    38. Picturebooks and Linguistics

    Eva Gressnich

    39. Picturebooks and Narratology

    Smiljana Narancic Kovac

    40. Multimodal Analysis of Picturebooks

    Clare Painter

    41. Art History and the Picturebook

    Marilynn Olson

    42. Picture Theory and Picturebooks

    Lukas Wilde and Nikolas Potysch

    43. Picturebooks and Media Studies

    Margaret Mackey

    44. Picturebooks and Translation

    Riitta Oittinen

    PART V: Adaptations and Remediation

    45. Picturebooks as Adaptations of Fairy Tales

    Vanessa Joosen

    46. Picturebooks as Adaptations of World Literature

    Marlene Zöhrer

    47. Film Versions of Picturebooks

    Johanna Tydecks

    48. Picturebooks, Merchandising, and Franchising

    Naomi Hamer



    Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer is Professor in the German Department at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She recently co-edited Learning from Picturebooks: Perspectives from Child Development and Literacy Studies (Routledge, 2015).



    "The articles in the companion are indeed carefully anchored in compelling picturebook material, and each chapter offers a volu-minous list of references, which makes the volume perfect for teach-ing purposes. The generous lists of references also provide excellent sources for further research. It is evident that this well-written and pedagogical companion will inspire new studies and help diversify this manifold, complex and growing field of research further."

    - Mia Österlund, Åbo Akademi University, Barnboken