John locke (1690) provides the first extended exploration of the concept of personal identity, and his ideas about the development of personhood have become inescapably important for scholars of children's literature locke's idea of the self as a tabula rasa, a blank slate, makes understanding the images and ideologies. Children's literature marah gubar marah gubar, associate professor of english and director of the children's literature program at the university of pittsburgh, is the author of essay is drawn from her new book proj- ect, acting up: children's children's literature in this reductive way, definers accept a key te. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft the result is a fascinating array of perspectives on key topics in children's literature as well as an introduction to. With the américas award itself as a focal point, then, these essays explore the power inherent in children's literature to actively engage with issues of global competence and social responsibility in his introduction to the study of children's literature, understanding children's literature (2005), peter hunt asks the following. Thing that we find so frightening or so debilitating that we cannot face it directly • savor and reflect on experience living through an experience does not guarantee that we understand it 206 animals as people in children's literature language arts, vol 81 no 3, january 2004 why do animals with human characteristics. A minimum of 80% of the course grade will be based on writing assignments ( essays, essay-based exams, journals, paragraphs) read with an awareness of the intended child audience understand key issues in children's literature, such as didacticism and social attitudes towards children and childhood, as reflected in.
He points out that children's literature is an unreliable resource for understanding childhood children's literature creates or constructs a version of childhood that is then addressed in children's books important power struggles can be played out within children's litera- ture as it is of course adults who write and children who. This book offers a systematic introduction to some of the essential concepts necessary for the study of childrens literature incorporating thirteen essays from the highly-acclaimed international companion encyclopedia of children's literature , the chapters guide the reader through the most relevant areas of criticism and. A significant purpose of children's literature is to model for children “socially sanctioned ways of understanding their world” (bradford, 2001, p 20) while some books, like and tango makes three are challenged or banned because of one key concern, the giver (lowry, 1993)—a newbery medal winner—has been.
Below is a selection of resources that can help you to develop a better understanding of what children's literature literary research and scholarship entails below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that contain essays on topics in children's literature and literary criticism. Odabrana poglavlja google books o'sullivan, e (2005) comparative children's literature london and new york: routledge odabrana poglavlja google books hunt, p , ed (1999) understanding children's literature: key essays from the international companion encyclopedia of children's literature london and new.
Essays in the volume while some essays start out from a sincere humanist conviction that children's literature can contribute to the conceptualization of a better society and stick to a hardcore application of criticism of ideology, others choose to focus on the participation of marginalized cultural expression in the unmasking. The ”goosebumps” series has sold more than three hundred and fifty million copies but does that make them good courtesy scholastic as someone who writes books for children, i am privy to a never-ending debate in children's- literature circles (you may now be imagining old ladies in floral dresses. Much of the history of children's literature - indeed, much of the history of all literature - is predicated on the hope that stories have the power to change those who read them for the better opens claudia mills in an essay in her new text ethics and children's literature she goes on, this faith in the transformative power of.
To gain a deeper understanding of adaptation in children‟s literature translation, drawing on examples from leading theorists in the field in this essay i will draw particularly on the two concepts of personal and public both types of narrative are central to the key concept of “narrative identity” somers and gibson (ibid:65. Understanding children's literature : key essays from the second edition of the international companion encyclopedia of children's literature responsibility: edited by peter hunt edition: 2nd ed imprint: london new york : routledge, 2005 physical description: ix, 225 p : ill 25 cm. The other key point is to recognize that in an area such as children's literature the interested parties are numerous, and will each construct its own desig- children's literature: if tradition is regarded as a form of cultural imperialism, then these essays seek to decolonize the empire's literary territory the conflicts.