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

By Maria Nikolajeva

As undergraduate and graduate classes in kid's literature develop into extra proven and various, there's an extreme desire for a textbook that provides aesthetic instead of academic methods to kid's literature. This paintings fills that void via delivering scholars of kid's literature with a understandable and easy-to-use analytical software equipment, exhibiting via concrete demonstration how each one instrument may most sensible be used.

The chapters are prepared round regularly occurring and simply famous positive factors of literary texts (e.g. writer, style, character). Theoretical concerns are illustrated by way of particular texts from the North American kid's literature canon. The publication explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods severe concept could be utilized to kid's texts, whereas final obtainable to a school readership with out past really expert wisdom of literary conception. every one bankruptcy encompasses a brief advent to a selected theoretical procedure (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an instance of its program to a literary textual content, a couple of actions (study questions, examining exercises), and proposals for extra explorations.

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