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The Oxford handbook of children's literature / edited by Julia L. Mickenberg and Lynne Vallone.


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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
  • Book
  • xv, 584 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series statement from jacket.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • INTRODUCTION-JULIA MICKENBERG AND LYNNE VALLONE -- I. ADULTS AND CHILDREN -- 1. The Fundamentals of Children's Literature Criticism: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871). Peter Hunt -- 2. Randall Jarrell's The Bat Poet (1964): Poets, Children, and Readers in an Age of Prose. Richard Flynn -- 3. Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Together (1979) as a Primer for Critical Literacy. Teya Rosenberg -- 4. Blending Genres and Crossing Audiences: Harry Potter (1997-2007) and the Future of Literary Fiction. Karin Westman -- II. PICTURES AND POETICS -- 5. Wanda's Wonderland: Wanda Gag and Her Millions of Cats (1928). Nathalie op de Beeck -- 6. 6. A Cross-Written Harlem Renaissance: Langston Hughes' The Dreamkeeper (1932). Katharine Capshaw Smith -- 7. Dumbo (1941), Disney, and Difference: Walt Disney Productions and Film as Children's Literature. Nicholas Sammond -- 8. Redrawing the Comic Strip Child: Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts (1950-52, 1959-60) as Cross-Writing. Charles Hatfield -- 9. The Cat in the Hippie: Dr. Seuss, Nonsense, the Carnivalesque, and the Sixties Rebel (The Cat in the Hat [1957]). Kevin Shortsleeve -- 10. Wild Things and Wolf Dreams: Maurice Sendak, Picturebook Psychologist (Where the Wild Things Are [1963]). Kenneth Kidd -- 11. Re-imagining the Monkey King in Comics: Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese (2006). Lan Dong -- III. READING HISTORY/LEARNING RACE AND CLASS -- 12. Froggy's Little Brother (1875): Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children and the Politics of Poverty. Kimberley Reynolds -- 13. History in Fiction: Contextualization as Interpretation in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped (1886). M.O. Grenby -- 14. Tom Sawyer (1876), Audience and American Indians. Beverly Lyon Clark -- 15. Living with the Kings: Class, Taste, and Family Formation in Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1881). Kelly Hager -- 16. A Daughter of the House: Discourses of Adoption in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, (1908). Mavis Reimer -- 17. Where in America Are You, God? Judy Blume, Margaret Simon and American National Identity (Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret [1970]). June Cummins -- 18. Let Freedom Ring: Land, Liberty, Literacy and Lore in Mildred Taylor's Logan Family Novels (1975-2001). Michelle Martin -- 19. 'What are Young People to Think'?: The Subject of Immigration and the Immigrant Subject in Francisco Jimenez's The Circuit (1997). Philip Serrato -- IV. INNOCENCE AND AGENCY -- 20. My Book and Heart Shall Never Part': Reading, Printing, and Circulation in the New England Primer (1688-90). Courtney Weikle-Mills -- 21. Castaways: Swiss Family Robinson (1812, 1814), Child Book-Makers, and the Possibilities of Literary Flotsam. Karen Sanchez-Eppler -- 22. Tom Brown and the Schoolboy Crush: Boyhood Desire, Hero-worship, and the Boys' School Story (Tom Brown's Schooldays [1857]). Eric Tribunella -- 23. Peter Pan (1904) as Children's Theater: The Issue of Audience. Marah Gubar. Peter Pan (1904) as Children's Theater: The Issue of Audience. -- 24. Jade (1969) and the Tomboy Tradition. Claudia Nelson -- 25. Happily Ever After: Free to Be L You and Me (1972), Second-Wave Feminism, and 1970s American Children's Culture. Leslie Paris -- 26. Paradise Refigured: Innocence and Experience in His Dark Materials (1995-2000). Naomi Wood.
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Publisher's Summary:
The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature is at once a literary history, an introduction to various theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, a review of genres, and a selection of original and interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works for children in the Anglo-American tradition. It is geared toward graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and scholars new to the study of children's literature, as well as teachers and anyone wishing to keep up with new research and innovative approaches to children's literature. Twenty-six essays by top scholars from varied disciplines address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, The Swiss Family Robinson, Tom Sawyer, Kidnapped, and Five Little Peppers and How They Grew; early educational and religious works such as The New England Primer and Froggy's Little Brother; picture books, comics and graphic novels such as Millions of Cats, Where the Wild Things Are, the Peanuts series and American Born Chinese; early readers such as The Cat in the Hat and the Frog and Toad books; newer children's classics including Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Jade, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, The Circuit, the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy; works of poetry such as The Bat Poety and The Dreamkeeper; a play, Peter Pan; and media classics such as Free to Be You and Me and Dumbo. An editors' introduction surveys key trends in criticism, the field's history, and foundational scholarship.
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Mickenberg, Julia L.
Vallone, Lynne.
Oxford handbooks.

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