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Aesthetic approaches to childrens literature: an introduction

Nikolajeva, m.

9780810854260 - Aesthetic approaches to childrens literature: an introduction

Artikelomschrijving

As undergraduate and graduate courses in childrens literature become more established and numerous, there is an intense need for a textbook that offers aesthetic rather than educational approaches to childrens literature. This work fills that void by providing students of childrens literature with a comprehensible and easy-to-use analytical tool kit, showing through concrete demonstration how each tool might best be used. The chapters are organized around familiar and easily recognized features of literary texts (e.g. author, genre, character). Theoretical issues are illustrated by specific texts from the North American childrens literature canon. The book explores the particular aesthetics of childrens fiction and the ways critical theory may be applied to childrens texts, while remaining accessible to a college readership without prior specialized knowledge of literary theory. Each chapter includes a short introduction to a specific theoretical approach (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an example of its application to a literary text, a number of activities (study questions, reading exercises), and suggestions for further explorations.

Specificaties

Auteur Nikolajeva, m.
ISBN/EAN 9780810854260
Druk 1
€ 88,34
Verwachte bezorgdatum: 26-08

Artikelomschrijving

As undergraduate and graduate courses in childrens literature become more established and numerous, there is an intense need for a textbook that offers aesthetic rather than educational approaches to childrens literature. This work fills that void by providing students of childrens literature with a comprehensible and easy-to-use analytical tool kit, showing through concrete demonstration how each tool might best be used. The chapters are organized around familiar and easily recognized features of literary texts (e.g. author, genre, character). Theoretical issues are illustrated by specific texts from the North American childrens literature canon. The book explores the particular aesthetics of childrens fiction and the ways critical theory may be applied to childrens texts, while remaining accessible to a college readership without prior specialized knowledge of literary theory. Each chapter includes a short introduction to a specific theoretical approach (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an example of its application to a literary text, a number of activities (study questions, reading exercises), and suggestions for further explorations.

Specificaties

Auteur Nikolajeva, m.
ISBN/EAN 9780810854260
Druk 1