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Contemporary Children's Literature and Film : Engaging with Theory - Kerry Mallan

Contemporary Children's Literature and Film

Engaging with Theory

Hardcover Published: 13th July 2011
ISBN: 9780230231498
Number Of Pages: 240

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Bringing together the voices of leading and emerging scholars, this book provides an innovative and accessible guide to using theory to study children's literature and film.  Integrating key theoretical approaches and thinkers from across feminism, ecocriticism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism, the book shows how these can be used as tools to analyse a range of contemporary children's literature and film texts.  The book will be at the cutting-edge of scholarship, combining new approaches to not only locate children's texts within changing social, cultural and political contexts, but also to help navigate a changing 'post-theory' era.

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"The book's major contribution is to showcase contemporary forms/iterations of theory such as posthumanism, cognitive poetics, and spatiality studies. This very fine collection of essays will be of use to a wide range of students as well as to established scholars."--Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida

List of Figures
Introduction: Bringing Back Theory
Schemas and Scripts: Cognitive Instruments and the Representation of Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature
Journeying Subjects: Spatiality and Identity in Children's Texts
Local and Global: Cultural Globalisation, Consumerism and Children's Fiction
Monstrous Women: Gothic Misogyny in Monster House
Splitting the Difference: Pleasure, Desire and Intersubjectivity in Children's Literature and Film
Children as Ecocitizens: Ecocriticism and Environmental Texts
From 'Wizard' to 'Wicked': Adaptation Theory and Young Adult Fiction
All That Matters: Technoscience, Critical Theory and Children's Fiction
Notes on Contributors
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ISBN: 9780230231498
ISBN-10: 0230231497
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th July 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.4  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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