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

By Maria Nikolajeva

ISBN-10: 0810854260

ISBN-13: 9780810854260

As undergraduate and graduate classes in kid's literature turn into extra verified and various, there's an extreme want for a textbook that provides aesthetic instead of academic techniques to kid's literature. This paintings fills that void by means of offering scholars of kid's literature with a understandable and easy-to-use analytical instrument package, displaying via concrete demonstration how each one device may most sensible be used.

The chapters are geared up round established and simply well-known gains of literary texts (e.g. writer, style, character). Theoretical matters are illustrated by means of particular texts from the North American kid's literature canon. The booklet explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods severe idea should be utilized to kid's texts, whereas ultimate obtainable to a faculty readership with out earlier really expert wisdom of literary conception. every one bankruptcy contains a brief advent to a selected theoretical procedure (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an instance of its software to a literary textual content, a couple of actions (study questions, interpreting exercises), and recommendations for extra explorations.

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