Children's Literature

1st Edition

Carrie Hintz

November 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 182 Pages
ISBN 9781138667952 - CAT# Y230538
Series: The New Critical Idiom

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Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated.

Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film and television culture, this book also covers:

  • Ideological and political movements
  • Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism and animal studies
  • Children’s Literature in the age of globalization

Each chapter includes a case study featuring well known authors and titles including Charlotte’s Web, Edward Lear and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying children’s literature.


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