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Children's Literature in Context by Fiona McCulloch (Paperback, 2011)

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    Featuring close readings of commonly studied texts, this book takes students of Children's Literature through the key works, their contexts and critical and popular afterlives. Children's Literature in Context is a clear, accessible and concise introduction to children's literature and its wider contexts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. Close readings of commonly studied texts including Lewis Carroll's Alice books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , The Lion , The Witch and the Wardrobe , the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials trilogy highlight major themes and ways of reading children's literature. A chapter on afterlives and adaptations explores a range of wider cultural texts including the film adaptations of Harry Potter , The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass . The final section introduces key critical interpretations from different perspectives on issues including incence, gender, fantasy, psychoanalysis and ideology. 'Review, Reading and Research' sections give suggestions for further reading, discussion and research. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying children's literature. Texts and Contexts is a series of clear, concise and accessible introductions to key literary fields and concepts. The series provides the literary, critical, historical context for texts and authors in a specific literary area in a way that introduces a range of work in the field and enables further independent study and reading.

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    Author(s)Fiona McCulloch
    PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Date of Publication01/09/2011
    LanguageEnglish
    FormatPaperback
    ISBN-101847064876
    ISBN-139781847064875
    SubjectLiterary Criticism
    Series TitleTexts and Contexts

    Publication Data
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

    Dimensions
    Weight249 g
    Width138 mm
    Height216 mm
    Spine13 mm

    Description
    Table Of ContentsSeries Preface; Part I: Contexts; 1. Social and Cultural Contexts; 2. Literary Contexts; Review, Reading and Research; Part II: Texts; 3. Readings of Key Texts; Review, Reading and Research; Part III: Wider Contexts; 4. Afterlives and Adaptations; 5. Critical Contexts; Review, Reading and Research; Bibliography; Index.
    Author BiographyFiona McCulloch is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at MMU Cheshire, UK.

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