Aesthetic Approaches to Children's Literature: An by Maria Nikolajeva

By Maria Nikolajeva

As undergraduate and graduate classes in kid's literature develop into extra proven and diverse, there's an excessive want for a textbook that provides aesthetic instead of academic techniques to kid's literature. This paintings fills that void by way of delivering scholars of kid's literature with a understandable and easy-to-use analytical instrument package, displaying via concrete demonstration how each one software may possibly top be used.

The chapters are prepared round prevalent and simply famous good points of literary texts (e.g. writer, style, character). Theoretical concerns are illustrated through particular texts from the North American kid's literature canon. The ebook explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods serious conception should be utilized to kid's texts, whereas final obtainable to a school readership with no previous really good wisdom of literary concept. every one bankruptcy features a brief creation to a particular theoretical technique (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an instance of its software to a literary textual content, a few actions (study questions, analyzing exercises), and proposals for extra explorations.

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