Le Moyen Âge dans la littérature pour enfants by Cécile Boulaire

By Cécile Boulaire

Depuis 1945, il est paru en France près de six cents fictions pour enfants ayant pour cadre le Moyen Âge. Cette abondance s'explique de plusieurs manières. Ces textes élaborent une snapshot de Moyen Âge, vouée tout entière au déploiement de fictions convenues et répondant aux exigences de son jeune lectorat, en termes d'intelligibilité et d'éthique. Cette abondance s'explique aussi par los angeles facilité avec laquelle ces récits s'élaborent. Recourant à tous les procédés éprouvés de los angeles littérature de masse, ces fictions se complaisent dans le cliché, tout en entretenant une ambiguïté quant à leur vocation pédagogique, de sorte qu'elles parviennent à satisfaire les attentes contradictoires des lecteurs enfants et des prescripteurs adultes. Ces récits, superficiellement altérés par les remous du demi-siècle traversé, sont un modèle de constance formelle. Enfin ce succès des récits moyenâgeux pour enfants réside dans los angeles determine qui l. a. domine: celle du chevalier, héros de fiction hérité d'une culture littéraire multi-séculaire. Cette littérature pour los angeles jeunesse est en partie constituée de réécritures, les auteurs reprenant inlassablement les mêmes personnages fondateurs : Arthur, Robin des Bois, Ivanhoé. Le chevalier bardé de fer représente journey à travel los angeles petite enfance insouciante, l. a. préadolescence inquiète, l. a. maturité triomphante. Ces textes tiennent, sur l'âge adulte et sur los angeles nécessité de grandir, un discours que les enfants (les garçons surtout?), quelle que soit l'époque, ont toujours le désir d'entendre. Au second où los angeles littérature de jeunesse fait une entrée remarquée dans les programmes scolaires du most well known degré, et alors que les textes officiels incitent les enseignants du moment degré à choisir des récits faisant le lien avec les programmes d'histoire, cet essai tente d'analyser le phénomène "roman moyenâgeux pour enfants", d'en mettre à jour le fonctionnement et de dégager à l. a. fois les limites et l'intérêt de ces textes.

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Stephenie Meyer: In the Twilight (Studies in Young Adult by James Blasingame Jr.,Kathleen Deakin,Laura A. Walsh

By James Blasingame Jr.,Kathleen Deakin,Laura A. Walsh

Inspired by way of a vibrant dream, Stephenie Meyer, a stay-at-home mother, wrote a manuscript that all started a world sensation that has but to impede. In 2005 her debut novel, Twilight, crashed onto the shore of teenage literature like a literary tsunami. 4 books later, she had develop into the top-selling writer on the earth. while the ultimate ebook within the Twilight sequence, Breaking Dawn, was once published in 2008, greater than 1000000 copies have been bought at the first day on my own. the preferred tradition phenomenon of Stephenie Meyer and her writing is way greater than the sum overall of her weeks at the bestseller record, however.

Stephenie Meyer: within the Twilight looks on the lifestyles and paintings of this writer, starting together with her early life and masking her youngster years and lifestyles sooner than stardom. This quantity additionally profiles Meyer’s global in view that turning into a cultural icon. as well as discussing Meyer’s writing sort, the chapters additionally discover each one of her books, with a last bankruptcy concentrating on her presence in social media and public events.

As old and young proceed to consume her each notice, this quantity places into standpoint the paintings and effect that Meyer has all over the world. Stephenie Meyer: within the Twilight will be of curiosity to lecturers and librarians, in addition to to heart and highschool students—not to say adults—who have an interest in studying extra approximately their favourite author.

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Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood by Heather Snell,Lorna Hutchison

By Heather Snell,Lorna Hutchison

The essays during this assortment handle the connection among teenagers and cultural reminiscence in texts either for and approximately teens. the gathering total is worried with how cultural reminiscence is formed, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, occasionally towards dominant nationwide narratives, and sometimes for the advantage of younger readers who're assumed to not own any previous cultural reminiscence. From the cutting edge improvement of faculty libraries within the Twenties to the position of utopianism in solving cultural reminiscence for teenager readers, it presents a serious check out childrens and ideologies of adolescence as they're represented in a extensive spectrum of texts, together with movie, poetry, literature, and structure from Canada, the us, Japan, Germany, Britain, India, and Spain. those cultural varieties collaborate to form principles and values, in flip contributing to dominant discourses approximately nationwide and worldwide citizenship. The essays integrated within the assortment indicate that adolescence is an oft-imagined idealist building established largely on participation, identification, and belief; formative years is invisible and tangible, interesting and fascinating, and now and then elusive whilst cultural and literary artifacts recreate it. Children and Cultural reminiscence in Texts of Childhood is a priceless source for students of children’s literature and tradition, readers attracted to youth and beliefs, and people operating within the fields of diaspora and postcolonial studies.

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Picturebooks: Representation and Narration (Children's by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

By Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

This quantity discusses the classy and cognitive demanding situations of contemporary picturebooks from diverse nations, resembling Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, uk, and united states. The overarching factor issues the mutual dating among illustration and narration through the picturebooks’ multimodal personality. additionally, this quantity contains the most traces of discussion and ways to picturebooks by way of overseas best researchers within the box. themes lined are the influence of paratexts and interpictorial allusions, the connection among artists’ books, crossover picturebooks, and picturebooks for adults, the narrative defiance of wordless picturebooks, the illustration of feelings in photographs and textual content, and the depiction of hybrid characters in picturebooks. The expansion of the picturebook corpus past an Anglo-American picturebook canon opens up new horizons and highlights the diverging kinds and style shifts in smooth picturebooks. This tendency additionally demonstrates the impact of particular authors and illustrators at the appreciation of the picturebook style, as with regards to Astrid Lindgren’s picturebooks and the picturebooks created via popular illustrators, similar to Anthony Browne, Wolf Erlbruch, Stian gap, and Bruno Munari. This booklet would be the convinced contribution to modern picturebook learn for a few years to come.

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The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with by Michael Cart,Christine A. Jenkins

By Michael Cart,Christine A. Jenkins

Society doesn't make it effortless for youth, despite their sexual orientation, to discover actual, nonjudgmental information regarding homosexuality. It makes it much more tricky for younger homosexuals to discover optimistic function types in fiction both written or released expressly for them or—if released for adults—relevant to them and their lives.

The center Has Its Reasons examines those concerns and seriously evaluates the physique of literature released for teens that gives gay topics and characters. Cart and Jenkins chart the evolution of the sector of YA literature having GLBTQ (gay/lesbian/bisexual, transgendered, and/or queer/questioning) content material. They determine titles which are notable both for his or her excellence or mess ups, noting the stereotypic, wrongheaded, and outmoded books in addition to the actual, considerate, and tactful titles. beneficial standards for comparing books with GLBTQ content material are supplied. Books and assets of all kinds are reviewed in response to a version that makes use of the class descriptors of gay Visibility, homosexual Assimilation, and Queer Consciousness/Community. An annotated bibliography and a couple of author-title lists of books mentioned within the textual content prepared by way of topic around out this beneficial reference for academics, librarians, mom and dad, and younger adults.

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Die Welt in Bildern: Erfahrung und Evidenz in Friedrich J. by Silvy Chakkalakal

By Silvy Chakkalakal

Die erste umfassende Studie zum ersten enzyklopädisch ausgerichteten natur- und weltkundlichen Sachbuch im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Friedrich J. Bertuchs »Bilderbuch für Kinder" erschien zwischen 1790 und 1830 in 237 Einzelheften mit 1.186 Kupfertafeln. Wie auch andere wissenschaftliche Werke der Zeit brachte es die neuesten Entdeckungen in die bürgerliche Lebenswelt. Damit warfare es eines der ersten und umfangreichsten enzyklopädisch ausgerichteten Sachbücher in Deutschland. Hatte Basedows philanthropisches »Elementarwerk" (1770) allgemein bekannte Dinge und Begebenheiten nahegebracht, setzte Bertuch weitgehend Exotisches und Unbekanntes ins Bild.
Silvy Chakkalakal verbindet eine kulturanalytische Auseinandersetzung mit den erkenntnistheoretischen Debatten über sinnliche Wahrnehmung, anschauende Erkenntnis und kindliche Sehweisen. Anhand der Bilder untersucht sie den zeitgenössischen Entwicklungsgedanken der Anthropologie, Pädagogik, Naturgeschichte, Geologie und der frühen Ethnographie. Mit der Erkenntnis, dass deren Wissenschaftsgeschichte ohne Visualisierungen nicht zu verstehen ist, leistet die Untersuchung einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Bild- und Wahrnehmungsgeschichte um 1800.

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A Past Without Shadow: Constructing the Past in German Books by Zohar Shavit

By Zohar Shavit

A previous with no Shadow examines 50 years of German kid's books during which the darkest horrors of the 3rd Reich have commonly remained hidden. The horrors of the 3rd Reich are systematically screened and filtered, permitting the darker, bleaker elements of background to flee illumination. right here Zohar Shavit explores 345 German books for kids describing the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust, and unearths a stunning distortion of the prior: a recurrent narrative which implies that the Germans themselves had no hand within the discomfort inflicted at the Jews. those books, Shavit argues, have created the fake ancient lesson that the true sufferers of Hitler's crimes have been the German humans themselves.

First released to nice acclaim in Hebrew and now on hand in English, this booklet is a serious warning call for an individual serious about German kid's literature and its accountability to previous and future.

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Handbuch zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur: Von 1850 bis 1900 by Otto Brunken,Bettina Hurrelmann,Maria

By Otto Brunken,Bettina Hurrelmann,Maria Michels-Kohlhage,Gisela Wilkending

Wichtiger Baustein zur Erforschung der deutschsprachigen Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. In repräsentativer Auswahl werden die zentralen Werke aller Gattungen der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur von 1850 bis 1900 vorgestellt. Mit der ausführlichen Bibliografie erschließt der Band a thousand Werke der aktuellen Forschung. Inklusive CD-ROM mit 780 Illustrationen aus Kinder- und Jugendbüchern.

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The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for by William Irwin,Gregory Bassham

By William Irwin,Gregory Bassham

A philosophical exploration of the complete seven-book Harry Potter series

Harry Potter has been heralded as the most well known booklet sequence of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the area of its final evil is among the many stuff that make this sequence precise. The final Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking sequence and takes fanatics again to Godric's hole to debate lifestyles after loss of life, to contemplate what ethical reasoning drove Harry to decide on dying, and to discuss even if Sirius Black is a guy or a dog.

With book timed to coincide with the discharge of the motion picture Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this booklet would be the definitive advisor for all fanatics seeking to savour the sequence on a deeper level.

  • Covers a number of fascinating themes corresponding to the redemption of Severus Snape, the ability of affection, and future within the wizarding world
  • Gives you a brand new standpoint on Harry Potter characters, plot traces, and themes
  • Makes an ideal spouse to the Harry Potter books and movies

Packed with attention-grabbing rules and insights, The final Harry Potter and Philosophy is a perfect spouse for an individual attracted to unraveling the subtext and exploring the larger concerns at paintings within the story.

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How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British by Joan Bodger

By Joan Bodger

Over 40 years in the past, Joan Bodger, her husband, and teenagers went to Britain on a really exact kinfolk quest. They have been looking the realm that they knew and enjoyed via children’s books.

In Winnie-the-Pooh kingdom, Mrs. Milne confirmed them tips to “that enchanted position at the best of the woodland [where] a bit boy and his undergo will regularly be playing.” In Edinburgh they stood outdoor Robert Louis Stevenson’s early life domestic, tilting their heads to speak to a lamplighter who was once doing his activity. within the Lake District they visited Jemima Puddle-Duck’s farm, and Joan sought out crusty Arthur Ransome to speak to him approximately Swallows and Amazons. They spent a number of days “messing approximately in boats” at the River Thames, trying to find Toad corridor and different areas defined through Kenneth Grahame in The Wind within the Willows. dust and flood saved them from reaching the slopes of Pook’s Hill (on Rudyard Kipling’s farm), yet they scaled the heights of Tintagel. As in all strong fairy stories, there have been unanswered questions. Did they honestly locate Camelot? Robin Hood, as regularly, is still elusive.

One factor is bound. Joan Bodger brings alive back the magic of the tales we adore to recollect. She persuades us that, like Emily Dickinson, no matter if we “have by no means visible a moor,” we will think “how the heather looks.”

First released in 1965 by way of Viking in ny, How the Heather Looks has turn into a prized favourite between an expert enthusiasts of children’s literature. helpful, well-thumbed copies were lent out with warning and reluctance, whereas new admirers have long past looking in useless for copies to shop for second-hand. This good-looking reprint, with a brand new Afterword through Joan Bodger, makes a distinct and pleasant vintage to be had as soon as more.

From the Hardcover edition.

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