Beyond the Book

Transforming Children’s Literature

Author: Bridget Carrington,Jennifer Harding

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443855413

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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November 2012 saw the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University. The theme of the conference was the investigation of aspects of literature for children that were ‘Beyond the Book’. From woodcuts to e-books, children’s literature has always lent itself to reinterpretation and expansion. In its early days, this was achieved through different forms of retelling, through illustration and interactive illustration (pop-ups and flaps), and then through music, film, television and stage adaptation. The contributors to the 2012 conference explored the variety of means by which we transform literature intended for children, and celebrated the vibrant world of creativity that has sought, and continues to seek, different ways in which to engage young readers. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding have previously collaborated as the editors of earlier IBBY UK/NCRCL MA conference proceedings: Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People; Conflicts and Controversies: Challenging Children’s Literature; and It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme: Children and Poetry (Pied Piper Publishing, 2010, 2011, 2012).
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The English Girls' School Story

Subversion and Challenge in a Traditional, Conservative Literary Genre

Author: Judith Humphrey

Publisher: Academica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781933146508

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 273

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An analysis of the English girls' school story as a literary site that deeply challenges and subverts traditional societal constructions while providing images of liberation and self-creation for girls and women assesses the influence of factors ranging from war and sports to imperial decline and evolving notions of love.
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Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Author: Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135942412

Category: Reference

Page: 748

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The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).
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International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134879938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 944

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The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics. Structure The Companion is divided into five sections: 1) Theory and Critical Approaches 2) Types and Genres 3) The Context of Children's Literature 4) Applications of Children's Literature 5) The World of Children's Literature Each essay is followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed.
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The Romantic Fiction Of Mills & Boon, 1909-1995

Author: Dixon, Jay,Jay Dixon.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134217307

Category: Art

Page: 232

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This study to analyzes romantic fiction's depiction of women as part of the broader history of ideas about women.; Given the success of the Mills & Boon romance, their portrayal of subjects like sex, love, marriage, class, motherhood and femineity are important cultural barometers and make interesting study.; The author shows how all these themes have an historical trajectory and how these novels have come to reflect feminist concerns.; Based on a study of over 1000 Mills & Boon romances the book provides analysis of plot types and shows how these have changed in response to women's own changing position within society.
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From The Dairyman's Daughter to Worrals of the WAAF

The Religious Tract Society, Lutterworth Press and Children's Literature

Author: Dennis Butts,Pat Garrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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A collection of essays analyzing and celebrating the development of children's literature from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with emphasis on the role played by the Religious Tract Society and the Lutterworth Press.
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