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              Creative Writing in Schools: History, Poetry, Writers and Children
               

              Creative Writing in Schools: History, Poetry, Writers and Children (Hardback)

              By Gowar, Mick

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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              Through a focus on history, language, and the child-as-writer, this book grapples with changing approaches to creativity in the classroom. Gowar places the teaching of creative writing in schools within the context of the history of ideas, tracing the idea that pupils should be e...ngaged creatively when learning to write, from the teaching of classical rhetoric in Tudor grammar schools, through the philosophies of Comenius and Pestalozzi, to the progressive educational theories of Montessori and Dewey. The book focuses on the development of creative writing as a significant element in literary and literacy teaching in schools during the second half of the twentieth century, concentrating on four distinct approaches to the theory and practice of creative writing teaching by examining Ted Hughes s Poetry In The Making; Kenneth Koch s Wishes, Lies and Dreams; Sandy Brownjohn s Does it Have to Rhyme? and Michael Rosen s Did I Hear You Write? It visits the neglect of creativity in the present regimes of performance targets, league tables, training and testing, and poses a series of questions that need to be addressed if creativity and enjoyment in writing and reading is not to be banished entirely from European, North American, and Antipodean classrooms. Also visiting the implications of new media on creative production and new modes of writing, this timely book considers both the ways in which institutions construct and constrain childhood creativity, and how children respond and fashion their own sense of creativity.
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              ISBN 9780415823036
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Children's Literature and Culture
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              Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children's Literature: Where Children Rule
               

              Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children's Literature: Where Children Rule (Hardback)

              Edited by Kelen, Christopher; Sundmark, Bjorn

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              This book explores representations of child autonomy and self-governance in children's literature.The idea of child rule and child realms is central to children's literature, and childhood is frequently represented as a state of being , with children seen as aliens in need of pas...sports to Adultland (and vice versa). In a sense all children's literature depends on the idea that children are different, separate, and in command of their own imaginative spaces and places. Although the idea of child rule is a persistent theme in discussions of children's literature (or about children and childhood) the metaphor itself has never been properly unpacked with critical reference to examples from those many texts that are contingent on the authority and/or power of children. Child governance and autonomy can be seen as natural or perverse; it can be displayed as a threat or as a promise. Accordingly, the child rule -motif can be seen in Robinsonades and horror films, in philosophical treatises and in series fiction. The representations of self-ruling children are manifold and ambivalent, and range from the idyllic to the nightmarish. Contributors to this volume visit a range of texts in which children are, in various ways, empowered, discussing whether childhood itself may be thought of as a nationality, and what that may imply. This collection shows how representations of child governance have been used for different ideological, aesthetic, and pedagogical reasons, and will appeal to scholars of children's literature, childhood studies, and cultural studies.
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              ISBN 9781138931640
              Released NZ 5 Dec 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Children's Literature and Culture
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              Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature: Engaging Difference and Identity
               

              Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature: Engaging Difference and Identity (Hardback)

              By Dean-Ruzicka, Rachel

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              Tackling questions that are central to contemporary ethics and cultural studies, this book examines a wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir, representing the experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust. Analyzing more than thirty books and graphic... novels, Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive reading of literature from Anne Frank to The Book Thief, building on the language of cosmopolitanism and examining how young readers can develop a sense of engagement with, rather than tolerance of, difference. While much of the existing literature on Holocaust representation for young adults covers trauma theory or debates on authenticity, this book instead examines the cultural production of tolerance discourse, encouraging educators and readers to more deeply engage with difference and identity when studying Holocaust texts. Young adult Holocaust literature is an important nexus for examining issues of identity and difference because it directly confronts systems of power, privilege, and personhood. A significant portion of the book looks at representations of non-Jewish victims, such as the Romani, the disabled, and homosexuals. In addition to critical analysis of the texts, each chapter reads the discourses of tolerance and cosmopolitanism against present-day cultural contexts: ongoing debates regarding multicultural education, gay and lesbian rights, and neo-Nazi activities. This book addresses essential questions of tolerance and toleration that have not been otherwise considered in Holocaust studies or cultural studies of children's literature.
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              ISBN 9781138820333
              Released NZ 7 Dec 2016
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Contemporary British Children's Fiction and Cosmopolitanism
               

              Contemporary British Children's Fiction and Cosmopolitanism (Hardback)

              By McCulloch, Fiona

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              This book visits contemporary British children's and young adult (YA) fiction alongside cosmopolitanism, exploring the notion of the nation within the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. By resisting globalization's dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism... offers an ethical, humanitarian, and political outlook of convivial planetary community. In its pedagogical responsibility towards readers who will become future citizens, contemporary children's and YA fiction seeks to interrogate and dismantle modes of difference and instead provide aspirational models of empathetic world citizenship. McCullough discusses texts such as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Jackie Kay's Strawgirl, Theresa Breslin's Divided City, Gillian Cross's Where I Belong, Kerry Drewery's A Brighter Fear, Saci Lloyd's Momentum, and Julie Bertagna's Exodus trilogy. This book addresses ways in which children's and YA fiction imagines not only the nation but the world beyond, seeking to disrupt binary divisions through a cosmopolitical outlook. The writers discussed envision British society's position and role within a global arena of wide-ranging topical issues, including global conflicts, gender, racial politics, ecology, and climate change. Contemporary children's fiction has matured by depicting characters who face uncertainty just as the world itself experiences an uncertain future of global risks, such as environmental threats and terrorism. The volume will be of significant interest to the fields of children's literature, YA fiction, contemporary fiction, cosmopolitanism, ecofeminism, gender theory, and British and Scottish literature.
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              ISBN 9781138828308
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups
               

              Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups (Hardback)

              By Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline

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              This book is a historical and comparative study of the movable book - media that crosses the borders between game and narrative - as interactive narrative media in relation to the implied and actual child interactors who engage with them. The interrelation among children, interac...tive media, and participatory culture is usually thought of as a contemporary phenomenon, particularly associated with digital media such as computer games. Reid-Walsh focuses on the period movable books first became connected with children in the mid-17th century and extending to the early-19th century, emphasizing the smaller, simpler, portable types of movable books: notably flap books, paper doll books, and related hybrid experiments such as toy theaters and paignion (or domestic play set) produced between 1650 and 1830. Despite being popular in their own times, these texts are little known today, and so draw attention to a gap in our knowledge of children's print culture by showing how these artifacts are important in their own right, and highlighting the relative simplicity and/ or transparency of their design in relation to the child interactor. Studying moveable books as interactive, narrative media texts on paper platforms, this book considers not only the object but also the roles of the child reader. Since the movable book is a hybrid artifact consisting of words and images and movable components, it crosses the borders between a story, a toy, and a game. Demonstrating the longevity of children as producers as well as consumers of media, this book combines archival research with historical children's literature studies, book history, and juvenilia studies, drawing on both Enlightenment thinkers and contemporary digital media theorists to suggest that new media might bear examination in terms of both old and current theories.
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              ISBN 9780415858458
              Released NZ 2 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Children's Literature and Culture
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              Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child: Romanticizing and Socializing the Imperfect Child
               

              Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child: Romanticizing and Socializing the Imperfect Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Malkovich, Amberyl

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              By examining some of Dickens's works that contain the imperfect child, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era, contending that the Victorian child can still be f...ound in popular literatures read by children contemporarily.
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              ISBN 9781138850781
              Released NZ 10 Nov 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Textual Transformations in Children's Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations
               

              Textual Transformations in Children's Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Lefebvre, Benjamin

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              This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in contemporary children's culture. It follows recent shifts in adaptation studies that call for a move beyond fidelity criticism, a... paradigm that measures the success of an adaptation by the level of fidelity to the original text, toward a methodology that considers the adaptation to be always already in conversation with the adapted text. This book visits children's literature and culture in order to consider the generic, pedagogical, and ideological underpinnings that drive both the process and the product. Focusing on novels as well as folktales, films, graphic novels, and anime, the authors consider the challenges inherent in transforming the work of authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Perrault, L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and A.A. Milne into new forms that are palatable for later audiences particularly when-for perceived ideological or political reasons-the textual transformation is not only unavoidable but entirely necessary. Contributors consider the challenges inherent in transforming stories and characters from one type of text to another, across genres, languages, and time, offering a range of new models that will inform future scholarship.
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              ISBN 9781138850828
              Released NZ 10 Nov 2014
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              African American Children in American Political Life: The Literature and Politics of the Impossible
               

              African American Children in American Political Life: The Literature and Politics of the Impossible (Hardback)

              By Priest, Myisha

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                31 Dec 23

              This book reads Black childhood as represented in literature, social practice, political discourse, and action to argue that literary images of Black children and the construction of a radical tradition of children's literature are related strategies addressing the limitations of... articulations of black personhood.
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              ISBN 9781138191761
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
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              More Words about Pictures: Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People
               

              More Words about Pictures: Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People (Hardback)

              Edited by Nodelman, Perry; Hamer, Naomi; Reimer, Mavis

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              This volume represents the current state of research on picture books and other adjacent hybrid forms of visual/verbal texts such as comics, graphic novels, and book apps, with a particular focus on texts produced for and about young people. When Perry Nodelman's Words about Pict...ures: the Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books was published almost three decades ago, it was greeted as an important contribution to studies in children's picture books and illustration internationally; and based substantially on it, Nodelman has recently been named the 2015 recipient of the International Grimm Award for children's literature criticism. In the years since Words About Pictures appeared, scholars have built on Nodelman's groundbreaking text and have developed a range of other approaches, both to picturebooks and to newer forms of visual/verbal texts that have entered the marketplace and become popular with young people. The essays in this book offer 'more words' about established and emerging forms of picture books, providing an overview of the current state of studies in visual/verbal texts and gathering in one place the work being produced at various locations and across disciplines. Essays exploring areas such as semiological and structural aspects of conventional picturebooks, graphic narratives and new media forms, and the material and performative cultures of picture books represent current work not only from literary studies but also media studies, art history, ecology, Middle Eastern Studies, Library and Information Studies, and educational research. In addition to work by international scholars including William Moebius, Erica Hateley, Nathalie op de Beeck, and Nina Christensen that carries on and challenges the conclusions of Words about Pictures, the collection also includes a wide-ranging reflection by Perry Nodelman on continuities and changes in the current interdisciplinary field of study of visual/verbal texts for young readers. Providing a look back over
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              ISBN 9781138656642
              Released NZ 12 May 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Children's Literature and Culture
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              Prizing Children's Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children's Book Awards
               

              Prizing Children's Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children's Book Awards (Hardback)

              Edited by Kidd, Kenneth; Thomas Jr., Joseph

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              Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the pr...ofound impact of children's book awards, scholars have paid relatively little attention to them. This book is the first scholarly volume devoted to the analysis of Anglophone children's book awards in historical and cultural context. With attention to both political and aesthetic concerns, the book offers original and diverse scholarship on prizing practices and their consequences in Australia, Canada, and especially the United States. Contributors offer both case studies of particular awards and analysis of broader trends in literary evaluation and elevation, drawing on theoretical work on canonization and cultural capital. Sections interrogate the complex and often unconscious ideological work of prizing, the ongoing tension between formalist awards and so-called identity-based awards - all the more urgent in light of the We Need Diverse Books campaign - the ever-morphing forms and parameters of prizing, and scholarly practices of prizing. Among the many awards discussed are the Pura Belpre Medal, the Inky Awards, the Canada Governor General Literary Award, the Printz Award, the Best Animated Feature Oscar, the Phoenix Award, and the John Newbery Medal, giving due attention to fiction prizes as well as non-fiction, poetry, and film. This volume will interest scholars in literary and cultural studies, social history, book history, sociology, education, library and information science, and anyone concerned with children's literature.
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              ISBN 9781138650541
              Released NZ 6 Dec 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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