Children's Literature Products

  • Subjectivity in Asian Children’s Literature and Film

    Global Theories and Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Stephens

    Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Honor Book Award This volume establishes a dialogue between East and West in children’s literature scholarship. In all cultures, children’s literature shows a concern to depict identity and individual development, so that character and theme pivot on…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Dickens and Childhood

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Peters

    'No words can express the secret agony of my soul'. Dickens's tantalising hint alluding to his time at Warren's Blacking Factory remains a gnomic statement until Forster's biography after Dickens's death. Such a revelation partly explains the dominance of biography in early Dickens criticism;…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens

  • The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain

    Publishing and Criticism in the 1960s and 1970s, 1st Edition

    By Lucy Pearson

    Lucy Pearson’s lively and engaging book examines British children’s literature during the period widely regarded as a ’second golden age’. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ’good’ children’s literature in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Popular Children’s Literature in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts

    The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dennis Denisoff

    During the rise of consumer culture in the nineteenth century, children and childhood were called on to fulfill a range of important roles. In addition to being consumers themselves, the young functioned as both 'goods' to be used and consumed by adults and as proof that middle-class materialist…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the 'Twilight' Series

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Morey

    Much of the criticism on Stephenie Meyer's immensely popular 'Twilight' novels has underrated or even disparaged the books while belittling the questionable taste of an audience that many believe is being inculcated with anti-feminist values. Avoiding a repetition of such reductive critiques of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katrin Berndt, Lena Steveker

    Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Jackie C. Horne

    How did the 'flat' characters of eighteenth-century children's literature become 'round' by the mid-nineteenth? While previous critics have pointed to literary Romanticism for an explanation, Jackie C. Horne argues that this shift can be better understood by looking to the discipline of history.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Talking Animals in British Children's Fiction, 1786–1914

    1st Edition

    By Tess Cosslett

    In her reappraisal of canonical works such as Black Beauty, Beautiful Joe, Wind in the Willows, and Peter Rabbit, Tess Cosslett traces how nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal intersected with, or left their mark on, the venerable genre of the animal story written for children.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880–1915

    1st Edition

    By Joseph A. Kestner

    Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Conceptualizing Cruelty to Children in Nineteenth-Century England

    Literature, Representation, and the NSPCC, 1st Edition

    By Monica Flegel

    Moving nimbly between literary and historical texts, Monica Flegel provides a much-needed interpretive framework for understanding the specific formulation of child cruelty popularized by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the late nineteenth century. Flegel…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Law and Literature

    Estate, Blood, and Body, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl L. Nixon

    Cheryl Nixon's book is the first to connect the eighteenth-century fictional orphan and factual orphan, emphasizing the legal concepts of estate, blood, and body. Examining novels by authors such as Eliza Haywood, Tobias Smollett, and Elizabeth Inchbald, and referencing never-before analyzed case…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

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