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Children's Literature
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ISSN (Print) 0092-8208 - ISSN (Online) 1543-3374
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  • From the Editor
    • Abstract: In a 2011 article entitled “Misfits: A Feminist Materialist Disability Concept,” Rosemarie Garland-Thomson proposes the word “misfit” to point to the ways the disabled body challenges expectations of normalcy. The “misfit” helps us see the relational nature of existence—the body that doesn’t match the shape and expectations of its environment reveals the “dynamic encounter between flesh and world” (592). While most of the essays that make up volume 45 of Children’s Literature do not explicitly draw on disability studies, they are united in their attempts to consider how those characters who don’t “fit” challenge their (fictional) communities and (actual) readers. The misfits described in this volume—from Alice ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Queen Alice and the Monstrous Child: Alice through the Looking-Glass
    • Abstract: In chapter 10 of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, the unicorn, who had been battling the lion for the crown of the White King, catches sight of Alice and regards her “with an air of the deepest disgust.” When informed, with great to-do, that she is a child, the unicorn is very excited, exclaiming, “I always thought they were fabulous monsters!” It is even more fascinated upon being informed that “It [Alice] can talk,” and when addressed, Alice good-naturedly says that she had always thought that unicorns were fabulous monsters (175).1 Despite this momentary mutual recognition of monstrosity, it is Alice who is referred to as “the Monster” and addressed as “Monster” by both the ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Language of Attire in Edith Nesbit’s Bastable Stories
    • Abstract: We added the girls’ striped petticoats. I am sorry their petticoats turn up so constantly in my narrative, but they really are very useful, especially when the band is cut off.The above quoted passage is from an episode in The Wouldbegoods (1901), the second of the three novels about the Bastable children, Dora, Oswald Cecil, Dicky, the twins Alice and Noël, and Horace Octavius, or H. O., whose mother has died and whose father is in a difficult financial situation, having been betrayed by his business partner. The children spend their days more or less unsupervised by adults and try to find hope through various, mostly well-intended attempts to restore the family fortunes. This episode refers to one such attempt ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Liminal Poetics of The Wind in the Willows
    • Abstract: Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows is conspicuously concerned with liminal, or “in-between,” space. In its evocation of rivers, fields, roads, pathways, canals, and tunnels, the novel repeatedly places its characters in “in-between” spaces. These liminal spaces link and separate both different spatial realms and different states of being. Their repeated evocation shows that a “liminal poetics” is central to The Wind in the Willows. By using the term “liminal poetics” we refer to “poetics” in its widest rhetorical sense to mean the thematization of liminality and the mobilization of various liminal tropes (ranging from the concrete and spatial tropes of in-between spaces to the abstract conceptualization of ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Flight Behavior: Mr. Darling and Masculine Models in J. M. Barrie’s
           Peter and Wendy
    • Abstract: From ancient Greece and through much of Western history, culture, as a set of specifically human attributes and activities, was seen as superior to nature, the purely animal/biological realm. But in eighteenth-century Europe, Rousseau and the Romantic movement, Hegelian-style, inverted this traditional hierarchy by associating nature with human freedom and fulfillment, and culture with deadening, even dehumanizing, constraint. As a symbol of culture, the Parthenon gave place to Blake’s “dark Satanic mills.” However, the publication of The Origin of Species in the middle 1800s imbued many people with a new nightmare vision of nature as a relentless maw grinding whole species to extinction: the nature of Tennyson’s ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jesse Jackson’s Call Me Charley: Protesting Segregated Recreation in
           Cold War America
    • Abstract: Jesse Jackson began work on his first novel, Call Me Charley (1945), when Harper and Row editor Ursula Nordstrom said to him, “What I’m looking for is the story of a black boy growing up. Can you do it?” (Lanier 336). Invited to enter a publishing world dominated by white editors and writers, Jacksonjoined the ranks of the first African American authors to write about black childhood for both black and white audiences,1 and is rightly mentioned in histories of African American children’s literature as a breakthrough writer. Barbara Lowe, for instance, concludes her entry in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature with, “Jackson’s novels and biographies paved the way for more explicit writing ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • It Is Not Enough to Speak: Toward a Coalitional Consciousness in the Young
           Adult Rape Novel
    • Abstract: “Let me tell you about it” (198). This line, in which Melinda, the protagonist of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak (1999), responds to the observation of her aptly named art teacher, Mr. Freeman, that she has “been through a lot,” concludes the novel and its narrative trajectory, tracing Melinda’s recovery from the trauma of rape as a movement from passive silence to active speech (198). In breaking her silence about the rape, Melinda, and thus the novel, utilizes what Linda Alcoff and Laura Gray identify as “the principal tactic adopted by the survivors’ movement” (261). This enormously popular novel must then be credited with propagating a feminist perspective on rape that young readers might not otherwise ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Binding of Isaac: Jewish and Christian Appropriations of the Akedah
           (Genesis 22) in Contemporary Picture Books
    • Abstract: The Akedah, or “Binding of Isaac,” is the Genesis account of Abraham—at the command of God—attempting to sacrifice his son on Mt. Moriah. In sum, Abraham fastens Isaac to an altar and prepares to incinerate him before an angel commands him to stop. A potentially gory story where a father binds his only son to an altar may be suitable for canonical fairy tales, but it seems an unlikely contender for contemporary picture books since it directly contrasts the tender notions often ascribed to contemporary American childhood. Indeed, if asked to list the most popular Bible stories for American children today, we likely would include the narratives colloquially known as “Noah’s Ark,” “Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors,” ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • BeForever?: Disability in American Girl Historical Fiction
    • Abstract: … with inspiring characters and timeless stories from America’s past … BeForever gives girls today the opportunity to explore the past, find their place in the present, and think about the possibilities the future can bring.Launched in August 2014, the American Girl BeForever line is the brand’s attempt to make historical fiction more marketable to the contemporary “tween” girl market with “all-new, historically accurate outfits and accessories for dolls; new and refreshed fiction books; and an original line of historically inspired clothing for girls” (“American Girl Unveils” n. pag.). This repackaged line contains the same stories American Girl has been publishing for nearly thirty years in a revised format which ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Why do we write children’s books?” by Astrid
           Lindgren
    • Abstract: Why do you only write children’s books? This is a question that I have been asked many times. The simplest way to answer this is to tell the truth: because it is the only thing I can do. I have neither the ability nor the desire to write for adults. What people don’t seem to understand is that, for the most part, there are two different types of authors, those who write for adults and those who write for children. There are those who can do both, but not as many as you might think. A good so-called “adult author”—some might say “real author”—cannot automatically write a good children’s book, although there are many who think they can.One person who can and does is Isaac Bashevis Singer. He must have been asked many ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • History Repeating Itself: The Republication of Children’s Historical
           Literature and the Christian Right by Gregory M. Pfitzer, and:
           Children’s Bibles in America: A Reception History of the Story of
           Noah’s Ark in US Children’s Bibles by Russell W. Dalton (review)
    • Abstract: Beginning with the Puritans, who believed that all children should learn to read as a spiritual discipline, religion has had a long and complex relationship with American children’s literature. This relationship is one that has needed more careful scholarship; recently two books have done just that. Both books examine the role of religion in the shaping and production of nonfiction for children. Gregory M. Pfitzer explores historical books originally published in the nineteenth century but reprinted in the twentieth, and Russell W. Dalton focuses on the story of Noah as it is told and retold in collections of children’s Bible stories.Pfitzer’s History Repeating Itself: The Republication of Children’s Historical ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland by
           Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (review)
    • Abstract: Although much literary scholarship addresses Alice and the dream world that she encounters, Wonderland’s creator has been an enigmatic figure. In The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst does quite a bit of academic sleuthing in order to piece together the mysterious and largely unknown life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was known to the literary world as Lewis Carroll. Douglas-Fairhurst accomplishes this daunting task through the examination of Carroll’s letters, childhood writings, photographs, and, in large part, his very extensive diary. In addition, Douglas-Fairhurst solidly establishes Carroll in the Victorian era and provides a context under which ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture: Theorizing Books
           for Beginning Readers ed. by Jennifer M. Miskec and Annette Wannamaker
           (review)
    • Abstract: The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture opens with former Children’s Literature Association Quarterly editor Katharine Capshaw Smith’s 2013 call for the field of children’s literature to attend to its underexamined areas of study; “consider the ‘early reader’ genre,” Capshaw Smith writes (qtd. in Miskec 1). Anyone who has taught a survey course in children’s literature will recognize this gap in the scholarship. For the picture books, graphic novels, periodicals, and novels we teach, there are authoritative histories and theoretical studies to include on course reading lists and to review in class preparation. Yet the books directed at new readers have received only scattershot attention from literary ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader: Developing Metalinguistic Awareness
           by Anne Plummer (review)
    • Abstract: We are ushered into this book about the potential of playful texts with a warm welcome that comes straight from the opening pages of Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s famous picture book, The Jolly Pocket Postman. “Dear Reader!” it begins, “Enclosed you’ll find a useful lens. It’s in here—take a look!” (1). Indeed, Anne Plummer’s informative text does offer its readers a “useful lens,” in that it provides us with a helpful perspective from which to regard, or reconsider, the multifaceted and often underappreciated relationship between play—and playful texts—and the development of young children as readers and thinkers.Aimed primarily at teachers, students and scholars who may be relatively new to the field of children’s ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Middle Ages in Children’s Literature by Clare Bradford (review)
    • Abstract: Medievalisms play an outsize role in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western children’s culture, and Clare Bradford’s The Middle Ages in Children’s Literature, part of Palgrave’s “Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature” series, works through this ubiquity with clarity and purpose. Whether children’s “medievalist” narratives (as Bradford refers to them) follow the stories of medieval youth, place child protagonists into fantastical situations fitted with medieval trappings, or demonstrate how modern imaginative play can transport young people to an invented moment of premodern innocence and adventure, visions of the Middle Ages repeatedly depict and define modern-day childhood in children’s literature and ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature:
           Heroes and Eagles ed. by Lisa Maurice (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of thirteen essays attempts to demonstrate how the Greco-Roman world has been variously “received” in works of children’s literature, and especially how such “sites of reception” encode later ideological viewpoints for delivery to the child reader. This “reception” approach to classical literature, in which classics are understood to be “ante-texts” and adaptations and retellings as “receiving texts” (4), is a relatively recent but dynamic branch of classical studies. The contributors to this volume are specialists in classics, children’s literature, or both, and they describe a range of materials: Anglo-American but also Polish and French literature, novels and picture books, but also video games ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • British Children’s Poetry in the Romantic Era: Verse, Riddle, and Rhyme
           by Donelle Ruwe (review)
    • Abstract: The significance for the history of children’s poetry of Isaac Watts’s Divine Songs (1715) and William Blake’s Songs of Innocence (1789) has long been appreciated. To identify these volumes as seminal works of children’s poetry presents certain problems, however. For all Watts’s prescience in identifying a role for poetry in enriching the mental life of the child, and considering that he inaugurated forms, subjects, and modes of address that shaped how subsequent generations of children’s poets conceived of the possibilities inherent in children’s poetry, scholars seeking to plot secular histories of children’s literature are uncertain about how to negotiate the overtly proselytizing directions of Watts’s verse ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Children’s Literature and the Avant-Garde ed. by Elina Druker and
           Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (review)
    • Abstract: Merely perusing the table of contents made it clear that essays in this book would be essential sources for an essay I was writing for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia on “Radical Children’s Literature,” and, reading the book itself, I was not disappointed. This is an important book. Children’s Literature and the Avant-Garde is self-consciously international in its approach, although its focus is on Europe. The volume emerged from a conference on Children’s Literature and the European Avant-Garde, held in Sweden in September 2012. Despite the explicit focus on Europe, the conference call for papers suggests that the impact of the European avant-garde on non-European children’s literature should be investigated as ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Talking Animals in Children’s Fiction: A Critical Study by Catherine
           Elick (review)
    • Abstract: Catherine Elick has crafted an intelligent and multifaceted study of talking animals in children’s literature that makes a valuable contribution to this field. Her approach is original and her observations are fresh. Despite the frequency of animals in children’s literature, the study of their place in the world of children’s fiction, particularly in relation to their human coprotagonists, has remained relatively unexplored until very recently. As Elick herself notes, not since Margaret Blount’s 1974 publication Animal Land: The Creatures of Children’s Fiction has there appeared a comprehensive study on animals in children’s literature with as much depth and breadth, and although Elick modestly claims not to be ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of
           Law by Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham (review)
    • Abstract: Sarah Higinbotham, an early modernist, and Jonathan Todres, a professor of law, are relative newcomers to children’s literature criticism and offer a refreshing cross-disciplinary view of the larger picture in which such literature can influence personal understandings of human rights. Informed by the ethical prerogatives of international law rather than children’s literature theory, Todres and Higinbotham demonstrate how the popular canon is interpreted by young citizens and how we can use it to further educate them as potential rights-holders, because “Children’s books convey human rights issues to children—both rights-respecting and rights-denying models of how children are treated” (206). The rationale for ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The L. M. Montgomery Reader. Volume 1: A Life in Print ed. by Benjamin
           Lefebvre, and: The L. M. Montgomery Reader. Volume 2: A Critical Heritage
           ed. by Benjamin Lefebvre, and: The L. M. Montgomery Reader. Volume 3: A
           Legacy in Review ed. by Benjamin Lefebvre (review)
    • Abstract: The introduction to the first volume of The L. M. Montgomery Reader recounts the commonly accepted “genesis story” of Montgomery studies (1: 3). The story goes that, while Montgomery’s works were incredibly popular upon publication, serious scholarship overlooked or actively denigrated them throughout the middle of the twentieth century. In 1985, the first volume of The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston, was published, and the familiar Sullivan Entertainment Anne of Green Gables miniseries was released. The journals marked a shift in academic attention, and the miniseries marked a popular reappraisal of her work. Momentum built on both fronts, and the centenary of ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Family Films in Global Cinema: The World beyond Disney ed. by Noel Brown
           and Bruce Babington (review)
    • Abstract: Family Films in Global Cinema: The World beyond Disney is split into four parts. Part 1: “Questions of Identity” focuses on films such as Babe: Pig in the City, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and The Nightmare before Christmas. These films are used by Bruce Babington, Peter Kramer, Adrian Schober, and James M. Curtis, respectively, to highlight the many ways in which children’s films might be defined, including how they are related to the family film yet have their own identity. Part 2: “The Child and the Family” contains essays by Jeffrey Richards, Babington, Noel Brown, and Holly Blackford. These critics examine child stars such as Sabu, and films like The Railway Children and Toy ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Contributors and Editors
    • Abstract: Maria Sachiko Cecire is an assistant professor of literature at Bard College, where she teaches courses in children’s literature and media studies. She is coeditor of the collection Space and Place in Children’s Literature and is currently working on a book about medievalisms and enchantment in Anglo-American children’s culture since the rise of modernism.Karen Coats is a professor of English at Illinois State University, where she teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature. She publishes widely on the intersections of youth literature and contemporary cultural and literary theory.R. H. W. Dillard, editor-in-chief of Children’s Literature and editor of The Hollins Critic, is Professor of English at ... Read More
      Keywords: Carroll, Lewis,
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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