Literature: Events

Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference

2017Jun. 22nd24th

Location: Tampa, FL

If you're going to the Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference from 22 - 24 June, then we'd love to see you at our stand. There you'll be able to take advantage of a special conference discount when you order new and recently published books.

Are you missing the ChLA Annual conference this year?

Well, fear not! You can still enjoy a 20% discount and FREE shipping when you order any Literature books via our website before August 1, 2017 by quoting discount code FGT07* at the checkout.

*Please note that this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and only applies to books purchased directly via our website.

  • The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story

    Edited by Scott Brewster, Luke Thurston

    The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centering on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19 
    Routledge Literature Handbooks

  • The Embodied Child

    Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture

    Edited by Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola

    The Embodied Child: Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children’s bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in literature and popular culture. The…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

    Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith, Elizabeth Bullen

    This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialization, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Beloved Does Not Bite

    Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them

    By Debra Dudek

    In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture. Dudek…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Italian Children’s Literature and National Identity

    Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity

    By Maria Truglio

    This book bridges the fields of Children’s Literature and Italian Studies by examining how turn-of-the-century children’s books forged a unified national identity for the new Italian State. Through contextualized close readings of a wide range of texts, Truglio shows how the 19th-century concept of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Motherhood in Literature and Culture

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe

    Edited by Gill Rye, Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, Abigail Lee Six

    Motherhood remains a complex and contested issue in feminist research as well as public discussion. This interdisciplinary volume explores cultural representations of motherhood in various contemporary European contexts¾ including France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the UK¾ and considers…

    Hardback – 2017-07-19 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Interactive Children's Texts and Movable Books

    Playful Media before Pop-Ups

    By Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    This book is a historical and comparative study of the movable book — media that crosses the borders between game and narrative — as interactive narrative media in relation to the implied and actual child interactors who engage with them. The interrelation among children, interactive media, and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children’s Literature

    By Ann González

    This volume is the first book-length study in English to explore how the effects of a traumatic colonial experience are (re)presented to Latin American children today, almost two centuries after the dismantling of colonialism proper. By analyzing a variety of texts written, adapted, or marketed…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Origin Narratives

    The Stories We Tell Children About Immigration and International Adoption

    By Macarena García-González

    The first of its kind, this volume unpacks the cultural construction of transnational adoption and migration by examining a sample of recent children’s books that address the subject. Of all European countries, Spain is the nation where immigration and transnational adoption have increased most…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • More Words about Pictures

    Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People

    Edited by Perry Nodelman, Naomi Hamer, Mavis Reimer

    This volume represents the current state of research on picture books and other adjacent hybrid forms of visual/verbal texts such as comics, graphic novels, and book apps, with a particular focus on texts produced for and about young people. When Perry Nodelman’s Words about Pictures: the Narrative…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Childhood and Pethood in Literature and Culture

    New Perspectives in Childhood Studies and Animal Studies

    Edited by Anna Feuerstein, Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo

    Bringing together new perspectives in childhood studies and animal studies, this book is the first collection to critically address the manifold alignments and frequent co-constitutions of children and pets in our families, our cultures, and our societies. The cultural politics of power shaping…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • New Directions in Children’s Gothic

    Debatable Lands

    Edited by Anna Jackson

    Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters…

    Hardback – 2017-03-24
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Fictions of Integration

    American Children's Literature and the Legacies of Brown v. Board of Education

    By Naomi Lesley

    This book examines how children’s and young adult literature addresses and interrogates the legacies of American school desegregation. Such literature narrates not only the famous battles to implement desegregation in the South, in places like Little Rock, Arkansas, but also more insidious and less…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature

    Engaging Difference and Identity

    By Rachel Dean-Ruzicka

    What, exactly, does one mean when idealizing tolerance as a solution to cultural conflict? This book examines a wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir, representing the experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust. Author Rachel Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Gender(ed) Identities

    Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children's and Young Adult Literature

    Edited by Tricia Clasen, Holly Hassel

    This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Inventing the Child

    By John Zornado

    Now in paperback, Inventing the Child is a highly entertaining, humorous, and at times acerbic account of what it means to be a child (and a parent) in America at the dawn of the new millennium. J. Zornado explores the history and development of the concept of childhood, starting with the works of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30
    Children's Literature and Culture