British and American School Stories 1910 1960

British and American School Stories  1910   1960

The Encyclopedia of Girls' School Stories, edited by Sue Sims and Hilary Clare, originally published in 2000, demonstrated ongoing interest in the genre.8 More recently, in 2014, Girls' School Stories, 17491929, edited by Kristine ...

Author: Nancy G. Rosoff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030059866

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book examines school and college fiction for girls in Britain and the United States, written in the first half of the twentieth century, to explore the formation and ideologies of feminine identity. Nancy G. Rosoff and Stephanie Spencer develop a transnational framework that recognises how both constructed and essential femininities transcend national boundaries. The book discusses the significance and performance of female friendship across time and place, which is central to the development of the genre, and how it functioned as an important means of informal education. Stories by Jessie Graham Flower, Pauline Lester, Alice Ross Colver, Elinor Brent-Dyer, and Dorita Fairlie Bruce are set within their historical context and then used to explore aspects of sociability, authority, responsibility, domesticity, and possibility. The distinctiveness of this book stems from the historical analysis of these sources, which have so far primarily been treated by literary scholars within their national context. Winner of the History of Education Society Anne Bloomfield Prize for the best book on history of education published in English 2017-19
Categories: History

From Colonial to Modern

From Colonial to Modern

Girls at School In the years following World War I, the girls' fiction appearing in all three countries reveals remarkable ... “'A Great Strange World': Reading the Girls' School Story,” Girls' School Stories, 17491929, vol. 1, ed.

Author: Michelle J. Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487503093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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From Colonial to Modern examines representations of girls in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand girls' literature to trace how colonial authors transformed British feminine norms to produce transnational ideals and modern, nationalised femininities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Girls Texts Cultures

Girls  Texts  Cultures

Girls' School Stories, 17491929 (2014), a six-volume anthology published in Routledge's History of Feminism series. She is also co-editor of Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840–1950 (2014) and a special issue of ...

Author: Clare Bradford

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771120210

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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This book focuses on girls and girlhoods, texts for and about girls, and the cultural contexts that shape girls’ experience. It brings together scholars from girls’ studies and children’s literature, fields that have traditionally conducted their research separately, and the collaboration showcases the breadth and complexity of girl-related studies. Contributors from disciplines such as sociology, literature, education, and gender studies combine these disciplinary approaches in novel ways with insights from international studies, postcolonial studies, game studies, and other fields. Several of the authors engage in activist and policy-development work around girls who experience poverty and marginalization. Each essay is concerned in one way or another with the politics of girlhood as they manifest in national and cultural contexts, in the everyday practices of girls, and in textual ideologies and agendas. In contemporary Western societies girls and girlhood function to some degree as markers of cultural reproduction and change. The essays in this book proceed from the assumption that girls are active participants in the production of texts and cultural forms; they offer accounts of the diversity of girls’ experience and complex significances of texts by, for, and about girls.
Categories: Social Science

Affect Emotion and Children s Literature

Affect  Emotion  and Children   s Literature

Research Fellow at Deakin University, where she is working on the project “Beautiful Girls: Consumer Culture in British ... Girlhood in Literature, Culture, and History 1840–1950 (Palgrave, 2014), Girls' School Stories, 17491929 ...

Author: Kristine Moruzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351971638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialisation and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picture books, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children’s and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children’s and young adult literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults

Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults

Moruzi, K and Smith MJ 2014, 'A great strange world: reading the girls' school story', Girls' School Stories, 17491929. Eds. K Moruzi and MJ Smith, Routledge, London, pp. xiii–xxxii. Naidoo, JC 2012, Rainbow Family Collections: ...

Author: Paul Venzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000393491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Expanding outward from previous scholarship on gender, queerness, and heteronormativity in children’s literature, this book offers fresh insights into representations of sex and sexuality in texts for young people. In this collection, new and established scholars examine how fiction and non-fiction writing, picture books, film and television and graphic novels position young people in relation to ideologies around sexuality, sexual identity, and embodiment. This book questions how such texts communicate a sense of what is possible, impossible, taboo, or encouraged in terms of being sexual and sexual being. Each chapter is motivated by a set of important questions: How are representations of sex and sexuality depicted in texts for young people? How do these representations affect and shape the kinds of sexualities offered as models to young readers? And to what extent is sexual diversity acknowledged and represented across different narrative and aesthetic modes? This work brings together a diverse range of conceptual and theoretical approaches that are framed by the idea of sexual becoming: the manner in which texts for young people invite their readers to assess and potentially adopt ways of thinking and being in terms of sex and sexuality.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Seriality and Texts for Young People

Seriality and Texts for Young People

This projectbuilds on her monograph Constructing Girlhood Through the Periodical Press, 1850–1914 (2012). ... andcoeditor, with Kristine Moruzi,of Girls'School Stories, 17491929 (2013) and Colonial Girlhood in Literature, ...

Author: M. Reimer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137356000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Seriality and Texts for Young People is a collection of thirteen scholarly essays about series and serial texts directed to children and youth, each of which begins from the premise that a basic principle of seriality is repetition.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Literature and Culture of the First World War

Children s Literature and Culture of the First World War

Michael Morpurgo, OBE, and recipient of several honorary degrees, is the author of over one hundred books, ... edited Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture,and History, 1840–1950 (2014) and Girls' School Stories, 17491929 (2014), ...

Author: Lissa Paul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317361664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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Because all wars in the twenty-first century are potentially global wars, the centenary of the first global war is the occasion for reflection. This volume offers an unprecedented account of the lives, stories, letters, games, schools, institutions (such as the Boy Scouts and YMCA), and toys of children in Europe, North America, and the Global South during the First World War and surrounding years. By engaging with developments in Children’s Literature, War Studies, and Education, and mining newly available archival resources (including letters written by children), the contributors to this volume demonstrate how perceptions of childhood changed in the period. Children who had been constructed as Romantic innocents playing safely in secure gardens were transformed into socially responsible children actively committing themselves to the war effort. In order to foreground cross-cultural connections across what had been perceived as ‘enemy’ lines, perspectives on German, American, British, Australian, and Canadian children’s literature and culture are situated so that they work in conversation with each other. The multidisciplinary, multinational range of contributors to this volume make it distinctive and a particularly valuable contribution to emerging studies on the impact of war on the lives of children.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Embodied Child

The Embodied Child

Margaret Mackey is Professor Emerita in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. ... Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840–1950 (Palgrave 2014), and Girls' School Stories, 17491929 ...

Author: Roxanne Harde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351588560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The Embodied Child: Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children’s bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in literature and popular culture. The chapters examine the ideology behind the cultural constructions of the child’s body and the impact they have on society, and how the child’s body becomes a carrier of cultural ideology within the cultural imagination. They also consider the portrayal of children’s bodies in terms of the seeming dichotomies between healthy-vs-unhealthy bodies as well as able-bodied-vs-disabled, and examines flesh-and-blood bodies that engage with literary texts and other media. The contributors bring perspectives from anthropology, communication, education, literary criticism, cultural studies, philosophy, physical education, and religious studies. With wide and astute coverage of disparate literary and cultural texts, and lively scholarly discussions in the introductions to the collection and to each section, this book makes a long-needed contribution to discussions of the body and the child.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

With Kristine Moruzi, she is co-editor of the anthology Girls' School Stories, 17491929 (London: Routledge, 2013) and the collection Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840–1950 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ...

Author: Tamara S Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317317418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman.
Categories: Literary Criticism