The Feminine Subject in Children's Literature

By Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

© 2003 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

This bookbuilds 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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Children's Literature and Culture

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT003000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
LIT009000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature