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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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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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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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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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Anati, Nisreen – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This study explores the impact of the political uprisings in the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring, on Arabic YA literary books. It is based on a content analysis of the Etisalat Book Award's shortlisted entries for the period 2012-2016. It is argued that both children's and YA literature of the Arab World subsequently became more open about…
Descriptors: Arabs, Political Influences, Semitic Languages, Adolescent Literature
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El Nouhy, Eman – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
For decades, feminists have tried to dismantle and argue against the image of the Medusa as a figure of female monstrousness. This paper claims that the celebrated British author and poet Ted Hughes, in his novella for children, The Iron Woman, redeemed the Medusa and presented her in a new light that revealed her as a victim, a healer, and a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Females, Novels, Environment
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Etxaniz Erle, Xabier; López Gaseni, Jose Manuel – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
The Basque Country is a stateless nation located in the western part of the Pyrenees, divided between France and Spain. The romanticist nationalist trend that emerged in Europe throughout the nineteenth century gave rise to a nationalist feeling in the Basque Country that has been fed, among others, by children's literature. Children's literature…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Geographic Regions, Childrens Literature, Languages
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Yoo, Hyun-Joo – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Writing as an African American woman existing at the margins of American society in the mid 1970s, Mildred D. Taylor demonstrated a postmodern awareness of fictionality and history in "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" (1976). Reworking African American history from the point of view and voice of a black subaltern female child, Taylor…
Descriptors: United States History, African American History, Novels, African American Literature
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Hsieh, Ivy Haoyin – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
There has not been enough critical analysis of children's literature by and about Chinese Americans, especially when compared to other minority groups in the United States. In particular, Chinese American historical books lack extensive analysis. It is important to reflect cultural accuracy in literature and to help children develop clear concepts…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Chinese Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Picture Books
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