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Showing 1 - 127 of 127 Journals sorted alphabetically
19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 3)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
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: 9)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     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: 15)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 132)
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: 5)
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: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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 Germaniques     Open Access  
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: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencies. Cartafueyos Asturianos de Ciencia y Teunoloxía     Open Access  
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)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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   (Followers: 1)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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)
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     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: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 5)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
El Taco en la Brea     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 4)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

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Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Number of Followers: 17  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0885-0429 - ISSN (Online) 1553-1201
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [23 journals]
  • Introduction: Migration, Refugees, and Diaspora in Children's Literature
    • Abstract: This special issue is about displacement—voluntary, involuntary, cultural, emotional, geographical—and its effects on children.Today, 244 million people live outside the country of their birth. Of that number, 65.6 million have been forced to leave their homes. Nearly 22.5 million are refugees. Over half of all refugees are under the age of eighteen. Of the world's 10 million stateless people, one third are children. The numbers of refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, and the stateless are so extreme that "We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record," according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR). Indicating the severity of this crisis, the UNHCR ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Seeing the Human Face: Refugee and Asylum Seeker Narratives and an Ethics
           of Care in Recent Australian Picture Books
    • Abstract: While working on the final stages of this essay, I went to a local children's bookstore to look for a retelling of The Tempest to assist the eleven-year-old in my life with a drama audition.1 The audition required him to memorize the monologue in which Trinculo finds Caliban on the beach and asks, "What have we here' a man or a fish' dead or alive'" (2.2.24–25). The owner of the shop—who knows my field of research and advises me when new books arrive that she thinks would interest me—asked whether I had seen the latest Armin Greder book, The Mediterranean, which had arrived in her shop that week. I had not, so she brought the book over to me. The only words in the narrative appear on the first page: "After he had ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "I be home": Childhood Belonging and Un/becoming in Hawai'i
    • Abstract: When the figure of the child is evoked in social and moral debates, it often serves as the nexus of belonging, citizenship, and the nation. Popular discourse surrounding children, crystallized in the common saying "the children are our future," demarcates them as future or not-yet citizens who need to be protected from social ills but, at the same time, socialized into their political community so as to be able to inherit the nation upon reaching adulthood and attaining full political citizenship. Because children, in Judith (Jack) Halberstam's phrase, "have been deployed as part of a hetero-logic of futurity" (120), they cannot simply be children but must undergo a process of becoming that is closely monitored and ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Mother Tells Me to Forget": Nostalgic Re-presentations, Re-membering, and
           Re-telling the Child Migrant's Identity and Agency in Children's
           Literature
    • Abstract: "When a war ends, it does not go away," [my mother] says. "It hides inside us. . . . Just forget!" . . .But I do not want to do what Mother says. . . . I want to remember.I like to tell stories. I'm going to tell you a story about a girl who didn't want to belong. . . . I put it down on paper and then the ghost does not ache so much. I write it down and Mango says goodbye sometimes. She does not hold me with both arms. She sets me free.It is precisely at this juncture that we begin to see autobiographical memory serving as a vehicle for tracing the trajectory of a life and, via narrative, giving it meaning. Historicity, autobiographical memory, and narrative identity therefore emerge as an interlocking discursive ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reassembling Sacred Relics: Translation, Diaspora, and Andriy Chaikovsky's
           Za Sestroyu
    • Abstract: As scholars of translation often observe, there is a rich link between translation and metaphor,1 not least because both are predicated on acts of relation. After all, translation involves the relationship between two discrete languages and their immanent cultural sensibilities, just as metaphor involves the implicit and illuminating connection between two distinct objects or images. In fact, as Peter Cole observes, the etymology of "translation" (from the Latin translatio) corresponds to that of "metaphor" (from the Greek metaphora) insofar as both suggest a "ferrying or carrying across" (15). Building on this etymological correspondence, which he renders as "to move from one place to another," Eliot Weinberger ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Mediterranean Melville: Representing Migration for Young Adult Readers
           in Francesco D'Adamo's Storia di Ismael che ha attraversato il mare
    • Abstract: Chiamatemi Ismael. Mia madre era una beduina delle sabbie, mio padre un pescatore berbero della costa. (Call me Ismael. My mother was a Bedouin of the sand, my father a Berber fisherman of the coast.)Francesco D'Adamo opens his 2009 young adult novel Storia di Ismael che ha attraversato il mare (The Story of Ismael Who Crossed the Sea) by conjuring and immediately displacing Melville's classic text.1 Ismael lives with his family on the western coast of North Africa, learning the trade of working the sea from his father. Pollution generated by a factory in the city forces Ismael's father to sail ever farther from the coast to find uncontaminated fish. At fourteen, Ismael, along with his mother and two younger ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Diving into the Past: Cognitive Tools for Developing Resistant Literacy in
           a Postcolonial Dutch-Antillean Hybrid Novel
    • Abstract: "Children's literature and culture are among the best places to imagine a better future," Philip Nel writes in Was the Cat in the Hat Black' The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books (224). Nel's claim works particularly well if we accept that one of the main functions of children's literature is to socialize its readers. Scholars of such literature, including myself, generally do adhere to that premise. This vantage point entails a belief in both the transformative power of literature—that is, in its potential to mediate in social matters—and the ability of readers to adopt an active subject position. In Foucauldian terms, as expressed by Stuart Hall, the latter concept refers to ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Books Received
    • Abstract: Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales. By Charles Perrault. Edited and translated by Christopher Betts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.First published in 2009, this reissued collection of Perrault's fairy tales includes a scholarly introduction and explanatory notes by Christopher Betts, who also provides a detailed chronology of important events and milestones in Perrault's life.More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales. By Robert Bly. New York: Holt, 2018.Known primarily as a poet, Robert Bly is also a cultural critic associated with the mythopoetic movement. In this short volume, he discusses the cultural and psychological messages embedded in six traditional fairy tales: "The Six Swans," "The Frog ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature by
           Roberta Seelinger Trites (review)
    • Abstract: Roberta Seelinger Trites begins this volume with a definition of feminism that has much in common with the one that she used in Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels (1997). She also admits that she continues to "believe that most aspects of life are mediated by language and discourse" (xvi). Despite these links to her earlier work, however, Twenty-First-Century Feminisms offers a strikingly different theoretical perspective on children's and adolescent literature. It has much to offer anyone interested in how the principles of material feminism inform various contemporary feminisms and how reading literature for young people through the lens of material feminism can bring into focus ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence by Elizabeth
           Marshall (review)
    • Abstract: In this slim but high-impact volume, Elizabeth Marshall examines a number of graphic texts—some written for girls, some written about girlhoods—in order to construct a complex, compelling argument about the role of violence in girls' education. Focusing primarily on texts from the United States and Canada, she argues "that violence is a key element of the girl's education, and that this curriculum, and resistance to it, circulates in familiar storylines and images across visual culture, especially in texts for or about the girl" (4). The intersection of graphic texts, pedagogies of girlhood, and feminist lenses for reading allows Marshall to maintain a narrow focus while creating space for sometimes surprising ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and
           Sexuality Stereotypes in Children's Entertainment Media ed. by CarrieLynn
           D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson (review)
    • Abstract: In 2014, Ellen Oh and over twenty other writers and publishing professionals launched the sorely needed We Need More Diverse Books movement. The campaign's definition of "diversity" is quite expansive and thereby, like this anthology, inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community. However, while the former includes many historically disenfranchised groups of people and focuses exclusively on literature, the latter is concerned with representations of gender and sexuality in children's media, literature, and material culture.Separated into an introduction, thirteen chapters by different scholars, and a conclusion, Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between references a broad array of media: television shows, film ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship by Jonathan
           Alexander (review)
    • Abstract: Jonathan Alexander's Writing Youth provides a much-needed analysis of young adult fiction not just as textual productions, but also as complex multimodal and multimedia webs in which young people actively participate. Alexander takes as his starting point the realization that such fiction is not only "a marketing and reading phenomenon" but can also be seen as "a powerful form of literacy sponsorship, one that guides young people's reading interests and promotes engagement with certain notions of what it means to be literate in contemporary capitalist and increasingly neoliberalized cultures" (4). From this starting point, he explores the ways in which literature for adolescents "sponsors" literacy both through ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century by Maryanne Wolf, with Stephanie
           Gottwald (review)
    • Abstract: Today's mass literacy campaigns can take advantage of affordable technology and an interdisciplinary understanding of the developing mind. The present volume draws upon both, though not necessarily in harmony with each other. Maryanne Wolf is a driving force in a "Global Literacy Collaborative," originally spearheaded by the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research (which she chairs), the MIT Media Lab teams built around Nicholas Negroponte and Cynthia Breazeal that also included the famous One Laptop Per Child initiative, and Robin Morris of Georgia State University.Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century is a programmatic account of the neurocognitive, developmental, and humanitarian underpinnings and aims ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Oz Behind the Iron Curtain: Aleksandr Volkov and His Magic Land Series by
           Erika Haber (review)
    • Abstract: Erika Haber's study, a recent addition to the University Press of Mississippi's Children's Literature Association series, presents a fascinating and largely unexplored case of Cold War intertextuality. In 1939, just after Stalin's Great Terror subsided, an unknown Soviet mathematician, teacher, and aspiring children's author named Aleksandr Volkov (1891–1977) managed, through one of those publishing miracles that seem strangely common in the history of Russian literature, to bring out a free adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Volkov called his book Wizard of the Emerald City, and despite a fine-print line on the copyright page identifying it as a reworking of the American story, most readers ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child by Joe
           Sutliff Sanders (review)
    • Abstract: I have been waiting for a book like Joe Sutliff Sanders's A Literature of Questions for a long time. A deeply layered, complex scholarly study of literary nonfiction for children and young adults (aka trade nonfiction), it fills a gap in the study of the genres of literature for children and young adults by creating a structure for understanding nonfiction that parallels the deep and complex discussions of fiction and poetry. It identifies salient features and delimits tools and techniques for analysis, while it also models ways of working with them. Perhaps even more importantly, it makes a highly convincing argument for reconceptualizing how we think about nonfiction and its purposes.Over the course of an ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research ed. by Keith
           O'Sullivan and Pádraic Whyte (review)
    • Abstract: Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research is a valuable addition to scholarship on the origin and development of Irish children's literature. The twelve essays in the volume grew out of the National Collection of Children's Books (NCCB) project, which culminated in an online union catalog and database of over 250,000 children's books from five libraries in Dublin, dating from the sixteenth century up to 2014. The book's title is suggestive of methodological contributions, but the real focus and strength of this essay collection is that it builds an understanding of the history of children's texts, reading, and education upon a rich heritage of primary materials held in Dublin. The disjuncture ... Read More
      Keywords: Children's literature; Immigrant children; Illustrated children's books; Belonging (Social psychology) in children; Translating and interpreting; Emigration and immigration; Young adults; Melville, Herman,; Children; Fiction; Reading; Children's stor
      PubDate: 2018-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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