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  • In Defence of Fantasy

    A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature since 1945, 1st Edition

    By Ann Swinfen

    The modern fantasy novel might hardly seem to need a defence, but its position in contemporary literature in the 1980s was still rather ambivalent. Many post-war writers had produced highly successful fantasy novels, some phenomenal publishing successes had occurred in the field, and an increasing…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Adolescent Female Portraits in the American Novel 1961-1981

    1st Edition

    By Jane S. Bakerman, Mary Jean DeMarr

    Originally published in 1983, this title lists and annotates reference sources which will help readers select primary materials useful in studies of the literary portraits of women and their societal roles. The years 1961 to 1981 were set as boundaries for this volume because the author’s initial…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel

    1st Edition

    By Sandra Dinter

    Since the 1980s novels about childhood for adults have been a booming genre within the contemporary British literary market. Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel offers the first comprehensive study of this literary trend. Assembling analyses of key works by Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing, P. D.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughes’s Writing for Children

    Correcting Culture's Error, 1st Edition

    By Lorraine Kerslake

    Despite the fame Ted Hughes’s poetry has achieved, there has been surprisingly little critical writing on his children’s literature. This book identifies the importance of Hughes’s children’s writing from an ecocritical perspective and argues that the healing function that Hughes ascribes to nature…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Carrie Hintz

    Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated. Positioned within the wider field of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Out of Reach

    The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Serial Literature, 1st Edition

    By Kate G. Harper

    Out of Reach: The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Serial Literature traces the journey of the ideal girl through American girls’ series in the twentieth century. Who is the ideal girl? In what ways does the trope of the ideal girl rely on the exclusion and erasure of Othered girls? How does the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-25 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Victorian Coral Islands of Empire, Mission, and the Boys’ Adventure Novel

    1st Edition

    By Michelle Elleray

    Attending to the mid-Victorian boys’ adventure novel and its connections with missionary culture, Michelle Elleray investigates how empire was conveyed to Victorian children in popular forms, with a focus on the South Pacific as a key location of adventure tales and missionary efforts. The volume…

    Hardback – 2019-11-26 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Representations of Slavery in Children’s Picture Books

    Teaching and Learning about Slavery in K-12 Classrooms, 1st Edition

    By Raphael E. Rogers

    Drawing on critical race theory, critical race feminism, critical multicultural analysis, and intertextuality this book examines how slavery is represented in contemporary children’s picture books. Through analysis of recently published picture books about slavery, Rogers discusses how these books…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03 
    Routledge

  • Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    This anthology explores the multitude of evidence for recognisable fairy tales drawn from sources in the much older cultures of the ancient world, appearing much earlier than the 17th century where awareness of most fairy tales tends to begin. It presents versions of Cinderella, The Emperor’s New…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brenda Ayres, Sarah Elizabeth Maier

    Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms, 1st Edition

    By Harry Rand

    Everyone knows Rumpelstiltskin's story. Or thinks they do. We heard it as children. We might affectionately remember the adult voices reciting the tale or recall the light in the room and the time of day when we enjoyed hearing this scripted performance. A grownup's voice added roughness and pitch…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and Girls’ Studies

    1st Edition

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    A modern-day Taming of the Shrew that concludes at a high school prom. An agoraphobic Olivia from Twelfth Night sending video dispatches from her bedroom. A time-traveling teenager finding romance in the house of Capulet. Shakespeare and Girls’ Studies posits that Shakespeare in popular culture is…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

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