In fairness, the article also has some general discussion, also very interesting. Lynne Vallone explores the adult-child distinction and touches on race, class, gender and size differences. Apart from an appendix with some lists of award winners, however, there's nothing in the Oxford Companion to assist browsing — here a resource like Wikipedia offers vastly more aid to serendipitous connection. This book offers a state of the subject survey of English language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Written by leading scholars from around the world, this Companion will be essential reading for all students and scholars of children's literature, offering original readings and new research that reflects the latest developments in the field.
Portion of title Companion to children's literature Series Cambridge companions to literature Cambridge companions to literature. Others explore the sociological dimensions of children's literature and the impact of publishing practices. It is also a collection that inspires readers to delve deeper. Traditions of the school story Mavis Reimer; 14. May, who heard it from her brother and its unreliable narrator. But it has remarkably little overlap with either, being largely focused on literary theory — to the point where it might more accurately have been titled The Routledge Companion to the Theory of Children's Literature. Stewart, by profession, is a lawyer with a resume that includes everything from arguing appeals at the Supreme Court level to serving as a law court to the acclaimed Junior Powell.
The fear of poetry Richard Flynn; 6. Animal and object stories David Rudd; 16. Others explore the sociological dimensions of children's literature and the impact of publishing practices. They also tend to look at a few works in more detail, providing enough background for readers who aren't familiar with them to be able to follow the discussion. Here's an example from the essay on fantasy: Jackson, Rosemary 1981 Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, New York: Methuen Jackson provides a comprehensive review of critical literature on fantasy, and then turns her focus to psychoanalytic perspectives.
The idea of going off on a grand adventure while being safe at home is an amazing feat. Rowling and Philip Pullman, the Companion illuminates acknowledged classics and many more neglected works. The same authors wrote two sequels, and after the Second World War they also collaborated on a fantasy novel, Crowns 1947. Some chapters analyse key themes and major genres, including humour, poetry, school stories, and picture books. However, the contemporary tales we hear today while possessing some of the same features of the original tales have evolved over the years to keep the interest of the listeners. Pamela Whitlock illustrated it in the Ransome manner, and Cape duly published it. Some support is provided for readers without a background in theory: a short entry on the Real in Lacanian psychoanalysis , for example, is almost completely general and not specific to children's literature.
The original Grimm Brother tales were published in two volumes in 1812 and 1815. Two of the essays, it seemed to me, are significantly weaker than the rest. This book offers a state of the subject survey of English language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the presen. He highlights the evolution of complex production techniques and, looking at Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl and Hans Christian Anderson, how lack of copyright control could prevent authors controlling the presentation of their work. Largely in response to these activities, Scott 's field sales force grew from 6 to 150 men, several entirely new and expanded production facilities went on stream, and the number of products in the company 's product line tripled. Although, they both end in different ways, the case… 1600 Words 7 Pages Introduction: David O. They also touch on stories about the fantastic disturbing ordinary life, about worlds turned upside down, and about wayfarers in strange lands.
These short entries are concise and informative, but few are distinctive enough to make getting a book down from a shelf and searching through it, perhaps having to follow cross-references, an attractive alternative to an online search. It consists of sixteen essays which, without attempting to be systematic, give an overview of the history of writing for children and of its contexts and genres and forms and themes. In both cases, then, cultural constructions of childhood especially in relation to literacy - for long an ideological battleground underpin and colour understandings of the medium. What the Grimm Brothers realized early on is still in effect for todays market. I come from a state that is nowhere near the pacific. The Routledge Companion appears to combine the Cambridge and Oxford approaches, with a first half consisting of eleven essays and a second half in encyclopedia format, also laid out in two columns.
But many other famous authors fare no better; the emphasis here is on thematic criticism rather than on criticism of individual authors and books. It is deeply saddening that the rapes that occurred in the book are both left unresolved. December 2015 External links: The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature - buy from or - buy from The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature - buy from or - buy from The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature - buy from or - buy from - share this review on or Related reviews: - more - more - books published by - books published by - books published by %T The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature %E Grenby, M. Stewart is qualified to write on the subject of the Constitutional Convention… 2043 Words 9 Pages Book Report Over Tangata O Le Moana As an exchange student from the United States of America, I knew next to nothing about New Zealand and its history. John Stephens explores the retelling of stories across time and cultures, which often involves parody and genre shifting.
It was the work of two British schoolgirls, Katharine Hull 1921-1977 and Pamela Whitlock, who were aged fifteen and sixteen when the book was written. Picture book worlds and ways of seeing Katie Trumpener; 5. This not only acknowledges the potential of the form but also indicates its key limitation in the perception of the audience, flagging up tensions between the flexibility of the medium and assumptions about the needs and capabilities of young readers. He also touches on the genre's domestic sources and originary myths of being derived from stories told to actual children. Humour and the body in children's literature Roderick McGillis; Guide to further reading; Index. And this power carries over into children's books, where there has been a tendency to underwrite the accepted order of things.