Keywords for Children s Literature The study of children s literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest Mapping this vibrant scholarship Keywords for Child

  • Title: Keywords for Children's Literature
  • Author: Philip Nel Lissa Paul
  • ISBN: 9780814758557
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • The study of children s literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children s Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholaThe study of children s literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children s Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children s literature.Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories Award winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children s Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child_Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality The scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this collection essential reading for all scholars in the field In the spirit of Raymond Williams seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children s literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished.

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    1. Probably the best thing I took away from this book was facing my own biases when reading books and thinking about children's literature sociologically as well as historically. This book is a scholarly approach to children's literature in the alphabetized form of 49 essays by different authors that delves into the etymology, history, and meanings of keywords in children's literature, or put another way, it is an exploration of the social and cultural impact of certain words in children's literatu [...]

    2. As with any text with contributions from numerous different scholars, some of these chapters are awesome, and some are wastes of time. It's a great collection overall and provides a lot of interesting food for thought.

    3. For a change, I didn’t read this book straight through from A to Z (Y, actually, for Young Adult). Instead, I followed the editors’ advice to read around, letting each term lead to another, and I recommend that approach. Following the lead of Raymond Williams’s 1976 Keywords and its successors, Philip Nel and Lissa Paul chose words that have provoked (and continue to provoke) debate: they consider “fairy tale” to be a stable genre category, so its discussion is included in the entry fo [...]

    4. Not a perfect book by any means. Some of the chapters are superfluous, or not nearly as useful as a definition in the context of children's literature, but many of them are great. Plus, it's nice to read some really academic definitions of words that you would not otherwise interrogate in such a way.

    5. This was a textbook. How do you really review a textbook? It helped me write my papers and some of the essays were thought provoking.

    6. Admittedly did not read all of this. But I did read enough to get a sense of it. This book addresses a lot of major themes in children's literature. Very interesting read.

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