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The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks

Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

© 2018 – Routledge

560 pages

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Hardback: 9781138853188
pub: 2017-08-01

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About the Book

Containing over 50 essays by leading and new scholars, this Companion is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction by the editor, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasising the international and cultural diversity of picturebooks. Divided into 5 key parts the book covers: concepts – from within picturebooks, but also applied from literary theory; genres – from baby books through to adolescents; interfaces – their relations to other forms such as comics and visual media; domains and theoretical approaches; and adaptations and media. It also contains an extensive bibliography, glossary and a timeline of key picturebooks and milestones.

Table of Contents



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 Narančic Kovač

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



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature