The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature
A Paperback edition by David Rudd in English (Apr 14, 2010)
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Short Description: The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of children's literature in all its manifestations. It features a series of essays... Read more
The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of children's literature in all its manifestations. It features a series of essays written by expert contributors who provide an illuminating examination of why children's literature is the way it is. Topics covered include:
the history and development of children's literature various theoretical approaches used to explore the texts, including narratological methodsquestions of gender and sexuality along with issues of race and ethnicity realism and fantasy as two prevailing modes of story-tellingpicture books, comics and graphic novels as well as ?young adult' fiction and the ?crossover' novelmedia adaptations and neglected areas of children's literature.
The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature contains suggestions for further reading throughout plus a helpful timeline and a substantial glossary of key terms and names, both established and more cutting-edge. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to an increasingly complex and popular discipline.
- Edited by
- David Rudd
- Routledge Companions
- Taylor & Francis Ltd , Routledge
- Publication date
- Apr 14, 2010
- Product dimensions
- 156 x 234 x 19mm
Editor's Introduction. Part I - Essays on Children's Literature 1. The Development of Children's Literature David Rudd 2. 'Criticism is the Theory of Literature': Theory is the Criticism of Literature Roderick McGillis 3. Gender Studies Victoria Flanagan 4. Race, Ethnicity and Colonialism Clare Bradford 5. Narratology John Stephens 6. Realism Lucy Pearson and Kimberley Reynolds 7. Fantasy Karen Coats 8. Young Adult Fiction and the Crossover Phenomenon Rachel Falconer 9. Picturebooks, Comics and Graphic Novels Mel Gibson 10. Media Adaptations Margaret Mackay 11. Sidelines: Some Neglected Areas of Children's Literature and Its Scholarship Evelyn Arizpe and Morag Styles with Abigail Rokison. Part II -- Names and Terms. Part III - Timeline. Part IV - Resources. Bibliography.