Shakespeare in Children's Literature

Gender and Cultural Capital

By Erica Hateley

© 2009 – Routledge

222 pages

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About the Book

Shakespeare in Children’s Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children’s novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children’s literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.

Reviews

"This is a provocative and timely book that needs to be read, interrogated, and discussed."--Kathryn Graham, Virginia Tech

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Series Editor’s Foreword

Introduction

Chapter One: Romantic Roots: Constructing the Child as Reader, and Shakespeare as Author

Chapter Two: "Author(is)ing the Child: Shakespeare as Character"

Chapter Three: ‘Be These Juggling Fiends No More Believed’: Macbeth, Gender, and Subversion

Chapter Four: Puck vs. Hermia: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gender, and Sexuality

Chapter Five: ‘This Island’s Mine’: The Tempest, Gender, and Authority / Autonomy

Conclusions

Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Erica Hateley teaches children’s and adolescent literature at Kansas State University. She has published articles about Shakespeare for children in several journals, and in the recent collection of essays To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood edited by Laurie Ousley.

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:
LCO000000
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT009000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare