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Rudd, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article argues that there are several problems with Peter Hollindale's concept, "childness." First, it is suggested that the term not only has too much semantic latitude, but that its definitional attributes are themselves incompatible, pulling in different directions: from the pragmatic and empirical to the more figurative and…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Definitions, Biology
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Pullinger, Debbie – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In Hollindale's "Signs of Childness in Children's Books" (1997), the idea that adulthood is continuous with childhood co-exists with the idea that it is forever separated. Far from being self-contradictory, this reflects the complex reality represented within children's literature. Focusing on the case of children's poetry, in which the…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Books, Childrens Literature
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Hardstaff, Sarah – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This paper focuses on the ways in which multiple constructions of childhood are produced, consumed and exchanged as child characters negotiate the adult world in "Homecoming" (1981), the first of Cynthia Voigt's Tillerman novels. Drawing on Peter Hollindale's ideas about interactions and exchanges between children and adults, the paper…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescent Literature, Interaction, Individual Characteristics
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Beauvais, Clémentine – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article explores child-authored texts, both real and fictional, and the adult discourse surrounding or commenting on such texts. It focuses on the example of young Marcel's writing in Proust's "In Search of Lost Time," and on the critical commentary on the juvenilia of child authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. I…
Descriptors: Children, Authors, Childrens Writing, Nineteenth Century Literature
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Tandoi, Eve – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article reflects on insights gained from a larger study that explored how a class of ten- and eleven-year-olds read and responded to David Almond's hybrid novel, "My Name is Mina." Through focusing on the children's performances of the poems contained within the text, the discussion examines embodied aspects of the children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, Reader Response, Performance
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Nikolajeva, Maria – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article considers alternatives to the established constructivist approaches to children's literature, exploring instead the potential of two relatively recent areas of inquiry, cognitive poetics and evolutionary literary criticism. The article questions the assumption, implied if not directly expressed by Peter Hollindale in "Signs of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Neurosciences, Constructivism (Learning), Poetry
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Kokkola, Lydia – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This paper draws on two forms of cognitive studies to examine how a minority language literature cultivates feelings of in-group belonging. The minority in focus are the Tornedalingar: Swedish nationals who live near the Torne River which marks the border with Finland. The official language of the Tornedalingar is "Meänkieli" which…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Childrens Literature, Official Languages, Cultural Influences
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Palkovich, Einat Natalie – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
The astronomical success of "Matilda the Musical" can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the popularity of Roald Dahl himself. Yet, anyone who knows the novel cannot help but notice that this award-winning musical has made significant changes to the original plot. While revisions are to be expected when novels are adapted…
Descriptors: Novels, Childrens Literature, Drama, Moral Values
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Stamper, Christine N. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This essay argues that Maggie Thrash's "Honor Girl" navigates a multi-liminal space allowing it to participate in and expand upon traditions that already exist within children's literature, graphic memoirs, the comics medium, and the history of girl camps as homosocial spaces. By discussing graphic memoirists for adults (such as Alison…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Sexuality, Adolescents, Camps
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Tulloch, Bonnie J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article explores how adult writers of children's literature are implicitly positioned as translators between "adult" and "child" culture. Adopting the lens of metaphor theory, it traces the conceptual correspondence between adult metaphors of childhood (e.g., the child-savage analogy) and the metaphor of the adult…
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Figurative Language, Children
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Süner, Ahmet – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
The world of Carroll's Wonderland narratives, in which language tests its own limits, overlaps with Wittgenstein's world of counterexample, and such convergence becomes most overt in Wittgenstein's example of a nonsensical scale in his "Philosophical Investigations" (§142). Wittgenstein does not find much use for such a scale, but in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Language Usage, Philosophy, Story Telling
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Brown, Megan R. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Mainstream American culture still commonly considers disabilities as defects. Whether physical, emotional, or mental in nature, these features are hindering an individual, separating them from the perceived norm, and having a negative impact on their acceptance. Films and literature targeting children and young adults currently are seeking to…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Bias, Films, Adolescent Literature
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Kerby, Martin Charles; Baguley, Margaret Mary; MacDonald, Abbey – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Over the past two decades children's picture books dealing with the Australian experience during the First World War have sought to balance a number of thematic imperatives. The increasingly sentimentalised construct of the Australian soldier as a victim of trauma, the challenge of providing a moral lesson that reflects both modern ideological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, War, World History
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Palo, Annbritt; Manderstedt, Lena – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article presents an analysis of a recent, award-winning Swedish novel for children and young adults, "The Murderer's Ape" by Jakob Wegelius, and digitally published reviews of the novel. In the first part of the paper, we provide an intersectional analysis of the novel, focusing on gender, profession, species and class. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Novels, Animals
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Heinecken, Dawn – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Though critics have debated the gendered ideologies at work in the ballet book genre, discussion so far has overlooked how race shapes the meanings of such stories and the ways that stereotypes about black females have caused them to be excluded from representation in both the world of classical dance and ballet stories. This essay provides a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Gender Differences, Ideology, Literary Genres
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