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  • Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature

    Engaging Difference and Identity, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Fictions of Integration

    American Children's Literature and the Legacies of Brown v. Board of Education, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • More Words about Pictures

    Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

    Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults, 1st Edition

    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 socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf

    1st Edition

    By Erin Speese

    Exploring how the modern novel's complex depictions of parenthood restructure traditional conceptions of the Romantic sublime, Erin K. Johns Speese shows how William Faulkner, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf use related strategies to rewrite the traditional sublime as an…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Home in British Working-Class Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Nicola Wilson

    Home in British Working-Class Fiction offers a fresh take on British working-class writing that turns away from a masculinist, work-based understanding of class in favour of home, gender, domestic labour and the family kitchen. As Nicola Wilson shows, the history of the British working classes has…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture, 1st Edition

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary British Children's Fiction and Cosmopolitanism

    1st Edition

    By Fiona McCulloch

    This book visits contemporary British children’s and young adult (YA) fiction alongside cosmopolitanism, exploring the notion of the nation within the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. By resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism offers an ethical,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Children's Gothic

    Debatable Lands, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Origin Narratives

    The Stories We Tell Children About Immigration and International Adoption, 1st Edition

    By Macarena Garcia-Gonzalez

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Secrecy and Disclosure in Victorian Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Leila Silvana May

    Why were the Victorians more fascinated with secrecy than people of other periods? What is the function of secrets in Victorian fiction and in the society depicted, how does it differ from that of other periods, and how did readers of Victorian fiction respond to the secrecy they encountered? These…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Interactive Books

    Playful Media before Pop-Ups, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media. Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

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