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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 120)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access  
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
En Líneas Generales     Open Access  
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Englisia Journal     Open Access  
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover Children's Literature Association Quarterly
  Number of Followers: 16  
    
   Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
   ISSN (Print) 0885-0429 - ISSN (Online) 1553-1201
   Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [23 journals]
  • Rules
    • Abstract: Children's literature is notoriously a literature that lays out rules for the reader's inspection: moral rules, social rules, rules for reading, rules for being a child. Adults tend to disapprove of works that seem to get moral rules wrong; as George MacDonald explains in "The Fantastic Imagination," his introduction to The Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales (1890), "In the moral world" an author may "employ his imagination freely, but he must invent nothing. He may not, for any purpose, turn its laws upside down. He must not meddle with the relations of live souls. The laws of the spirit of man must hold, alike in this world and in any world he may invent." Yet children's books that urge blind obedience to ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Worlds of Realism and Romance: Ironic Play and the Child Reader in Beatrix
           Potter's The Tale of Two Bad Mice
    • Abstract: Published in 1904, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Two Bad Mice tells the story of Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, the "bad mice" who in their "rage and disappointment" (30) ransack a dollhouse upon realizing that the food on its dining-room table is toy food, made of paint and plaster. In this Golden Age classic, Potter plays with the slippage between multiple layers of reality—the respective worlds of dolls, mice, children, and adults—to produce what Maurice Sendak would call "the kind of imaginative blend of fact and fantasy, integrated and working together harmoniously, that creates … the aliveness" of Potter's stories (96). Sendak's characterization here is suggestive of the framework through which Potter has ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Co-Narrating Like a Child: Adding the "Blots" and "Interesting Bits" to
           Peter Pan
    • Abstract: In her introduction to the Summer 2016 issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Claudia Nelson remarks that "just as children's literature frequently concerns itself with the representation of figures who are simultaneously reader and writer, the question of who listens to a story is often inseparable from the question of who tells it, how, and why" (119). This conflation of author and reader, of storyteller and listener, is particularly visible in J. M. Barrie's various Peter Pan narratives, in which he employs fictional children as model readers to promote collaborative and creative reading practices for adults. Adults who learn to read like Barrie's children will function as both readers and ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Back to the Cabin: Race, Space, and Girlhood in Mary White Ovington's
           Hazel
    • Abstract: In 1913, NAACP co-founder Mary White Ovington published Hazel, one of the first novels specifically written for black children in the United States.1 Hazel tells of an eleven-year-old girl who has grown up in a community of black professionals in Boston. Because cold weather makes Hazel Tyler ill, her mother sends her to her Granny's farm in Alabama, where the girl's health improves and her bond with her grandmother strengthens. Although the book is obscure now and was not particularly successful in its own day, Hazel made an important contribution to early African American children's literature.2 With illustrations by popular painter Harry Roseland, Hazel attempted to give early twentieth-century black children a ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Modeling Liberation: Audience, Ideology, and Critical Consciousness in S.
           E. Hinton's The Outsiders
    • Abstract: The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption.In an interview originally published in 1982, S. E. Hinton said, "It drove me nuts that people would set up social rules and social games and never ask where these rules came from or who was saying they have to do this or that" (qtd. in Commire 98; emphasis in orig.). While it is uncertain whether Hinton understood how social rules get "set up"—that is, how society is ideologically constructed—or whether she consciously intended her novels to provide a space for ideological critique, it is apparent that even as a teenager she questioned the authority attributed to the social system or ideology of her time.1 This essay argues that ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Books Received
    • Abstract: The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature. By Karen Coats. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.In the world of children's literature textbooks, this volume stands out in part because Karen Coats's personal and authoritative voice resonates throughout each chapter. Grounded in the history of children's literature, the book includes chapters on all of the major genres within the field. Coats concludes each chapter with a section subtitled "Extending Your Study" in which she provides a list of recommended readings, suggestions for writing projects, and discussion tips. The book concludes with a useful chapter, "Entering the Professional Conversation," that offers detailed information about ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Left Out: The Forgotten Tradition of Radical Publishing for Children in
           Britain 1910–1949 by Kimberley Reynolds (review)
    • Abstract: Kimberley Reynolds's rich, layered, deeply textured history of radical children's literature in Britain should be required reading for scholars, teachers, and writers of books for the young. Left Out shows scholars how to build literary history, weaving in case studies and biographical information effectively, allowing particular works and figures to represent broader historical trends. Like its American predecessor (and now companion) Julia Mickenberg's Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States (2006), Reynolds's book is an act of recovery, correcting omissions from standard histories of children's literature by introducing us to a body of work that, in ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Big Smallness: Niche Marketing, the American Culture Wars, and the New
           Children's Literature by Michelle Ann Abate (review)
    • Abstract: As its title suggests, this is a book that, through its careful attention to detail, ends up examining the far-reaching implications of major shifts in the ways that many children's books are published. Such cultural critique is common with historical texts and cultures, but what makes Michelle Ann Abate's project so salient is that she takes on the nearly impossible task of attempting to understand the complex interplay among ideology, literature, and the publishing and culture industries as they exist in this exact, contemporary cultural moment.Although this book was published in 2016 (which seems very long ago, considering the current speed of contemporary social, political, and media events), it is a timely ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • More Words about Pictures: Current Research on Picture Books and
           Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People ed. by Naomi Hamer, Perry Nodelman,
           and Mavis Reimer (review)
    • Abstract: In 1988, Perry Nodelman published Words About Pictures, an analysis of picture books that considered in depth what the words and pictures were communicating and how they were interacting. Although not the first to address such topics—see Joseph H. Schwarcz's Ways of the Illustrator: Visual Communication in Children's Literature (1982) and William Moebius's influential "Introduction to Picturebook Codes" (1986), among others—Nodelman's monograph immediately assumed prominence in the scholarship of children's literature. As co-editors Naomi Hamer and Mavis Reimer confirm, Words About Pictures has been cited "in some 700 monographs, reference works, scholarly articles, dissertations, and theses published in more than ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction: A Critical Survey, 1970s–2010s by Caren
           J. Town (review)
    • Abstract: Caren J. Town's book delivers what it promises: a survey of select works of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer fiction for young adults published between the 1970s and the 2010s. It serves as a handy desk reference for scholars, students, parents, teachers, and librarians making selections of LGBTQ fiction for adolescent readers.Town's book comprises an introduction that surveys queer theory, as well as scholarship on LGBTQ young adult fiction; a chapter on groundbreaking LGB works from the 1970s and '80s; chapters on contemporary lesbian young adult fiction, contemporary gay young adult fiction, books about trans teens and characters, fiction featuring LGBTQ families, and utopian/dystopian young adult ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Frontiers in Children's Literature ed. by Dorothy Clark and Linda Salem
           (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of essays grew out of a project by scholars in the Children's Literature Society of the American Literature Association to investigate the concept of the frontier in children's literature. Between 2009 and 2013, panels at the annual conference each addressed a different aspect of the frontier, with the resulting papers compiled into this volume. Dorothy Clark and Linda Salem, together with the contributors, define the frontier broadly and creatively, including such topics as negotiations with unfamiliar, traumatic, or potentially threatening historical knowledge; student resistance to uncomfortable texts; boundaries between humans and nonhumans; and explorations of new techniques in illustration ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Affect, Emotion, and Children's Literature: Representation and
           Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults ed. by Kristine
           Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith, and Elizabeth Bullen (review)
    • Abstract: With the neuroscientific turn in developmental psychology and the affective turn in multiple disciplines, scholarship on children's literature is in a unique position to gain considerable understanding and open up new possibilities for sourcework and rhetorical methods. Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith, and Elizabeth Bullen have rigorously edited a diverse and economically structured collection that demonstrates both depth in affect theory and breadth in well-selected applications that range widely in historical context, genre, identity, and even in appeals to varied specialized audiences. Though I would expect most readers to be scholars and graduate students, some of the chapters are so neatly self-contained as ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mark Twain and Youth: Studies in His Life and Writings ed. by Kevin Mac
           Donnell and R. Kent Rasmussen (review)
    • Abstract: Can more be said about Mark Twain and childhood' "Yes!" according to the editors of this collection. But this does not mean that what is being said is new. The "Dear Youth" (Olivia Clemens's pet name for her husband) presented in this collection of essays is a portrait for the Twain fan rather than the Twain scholar.The contributors to this collection are respected scholars from across the US and Europe with extensive publications on Twain, including such notables in the field of Twain studies as Lawrence Berkove, Alan Gribben, Victor Fischer, and Shelley Fisher Fishkin. Equally represented are professionals associated with the Twain industry that includes the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature: Landscapes, Seascapes and
           Cityscapes by Nina Goga and Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (review)
    • Abstract: This volume addresses the purposes and diversity of maps in children's literature and how the analysis of maps as a specific kind of illustration is intimately connected with picture theory, picture book research, and cognitive studies. The thirteen essays draw on different theoretical frameworks including geography and developmental psychology, maps and geographic literacy, ecocriticism, historiography, materialist cartographies, social anthropology, island studies, genre studies, and nonsense geography. Hence the editors engage the reader with an interdisciplinary methodology representing a wide spectrum of diverse genres with a selection of children's works from Germany, Italy, England, Norway, Denmark, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literary Allusion in Harry Potter by Beatrice Groves (review)
    • Abstract: Beatrice Groves's Literary Allusion in Harry Potter ruminates upon the role of intertextuality in J. K. Rowling's series and how "allusion brings a momentary incursion of the 'real' world into the fictional" (x). Groves reveals how the Harry Potter series is in conversation with works by Homer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and other writers and artists. In eight chapters, she draws attention to the significance and renderings of Harry Potter characters and their names, magical objects, the inclusion of religious themes as well as themes of death and loss, the use of tragedy and humor, and the cyclical structure of the seven books within the series.In chapter 1, "Harry Potter, Greek Myth and Epic ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical
           Essays ed. by Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox (review)
    • Abstract: As a direct response to the ever-increasing popularity of graphic novels in both popular culture and literary scholarship, this wide-ranging edited collection analyzes "over twenty-five graphic novels written for young people since 2000" (9). In addition to its introduction and coda, the main body of this excellent collection is divided into five thematic parts. Beginning with essays that center on the structural and narratological elements of graphic novels, the sections that follow focus on transmedia storytelling, pedagogical possibilities, representations of gender and sexuality, and questions of identity based on historical, cultural, and political considerations (10). Michelle Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox's ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Superman to Social Realism: Children's Media and Scandinavian
           Childhood by Helle Jensen (review)
    • Abstract: Childhood studies really took off with Philippe Ariès's now classic Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life. Originally published in French in 1960, and translated into English in 1962, it provided a provocative history of family life among the French middle classes. Since then, the topic has expanded into a full-fledged research field. Despite its French origins, however, the field has been dominated by writing in English about Anglophone countries. Moreover, as David Buckingham points out in his preface to From Superman to Social Realism, discussions of children's relation to media are obsessed with the here and now, the latest gadgets and devices, and there is a great need to assume a broader ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Morals of Monster Stories: Essays on Children's Picture Book Messages
           ed. by Leslie Ormandy (review)
    • Abstract: As its title suggests, Leslie Ormandy's collection of essays examines "the role assigned to supernatural characters [in picture books] as children learn to 'read' and interpret the values in the interplay of illustrations, words, and authority" (4). Relying almost entirely on picture book theory as expounded by Perry Nodelman and Lawrence R. Sipe, Ormandy explains that the transactions between text and image enhance young children's ability to make meanings of morals in monster stories. She goes on to posit that since "children have fewer experiences to draw from while interpreting the illustrated characters on the page," the latter will acquire a distinct personality based on the known world of the child readers ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Children's literature, English; Young adult fiction, American; Twain, Mark,; Rowling, J. K.; Mass media and children
      PubDate: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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