Teaching Children’s Fiction by Charles Butler (eds.)

By Charles Butler (eds.)

This publication combines the paintings of 9 top academics and students of kid's literature from Europe and North the United States. They discover a number of the disciplines and views that experience contributed to the learn of kid's literature, giving useful school room feedback. comprises an up to date assets section.

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A second main difference is that, in certain conceptions of literature, the text itself was seen as central (what the New Critics referred to as “the verbal icon”), contextual matters being very much secondary. 29 C. ), Teaching Children’s Fiction © Charles Butler 2006 30 Teaching Children’s Fiction Cultural studies queries this, arguing that texts only ever exist in particular contexts (“there is nothing outside context” as Derrida (1988, 136) puts it), which must, therefore, always be taken into account.

Again, it should be noted that there are many different stances taken on this issue, themselves dependent on different ontological and epistemological grounds. g. Butler 1990; Davies 1989; Said 1978; Walkerdine 1990). For Jacques Derrida, too, there is no subject except as an effect of language, yet he, like Foucault (Moss 1998), has sought to articulate positions of resistance (Derrida 1994). g. Bhabha 1994; Brannigan et al. 1996; Hall 2002). And in the area of children’s studies, it has helped, for example, deconstruct the following binaries: adult/child, natural/cultural, didactic/amusing, book people/child people (LesnikOberstein 1995; Rudd 1994; Thomson 1998), besides inspiring a witty reading of recent Disney animations (Byrne and McQuillan 1999).

And Chelsea House Inc. Cadogan, Mary, and Patricia Craig. 1976. You’re a Brick, Angela! The Girls’ Story 1839–1975. London: Gollancz. Carpenter, Humphrey. 1985. Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children’s Literature. London: Unwin. Carpenter, Humphrey, and Mari Prichard. 1984. The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Clark, Beverly Lyon. 1996. ” Profession 1996. New York: Modern Language Association, 149–57. Coveney, Peter. 1967. The Image of Childhood. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

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