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

By Maria Nikolajeva

ISBN-10: 0810854260

ISBN-13: 9780810854260

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

The chapters are geared up round well-known and simply well-known 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 ebook explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods serious conception should be utilized to kid's texts, whereas final obtainable to a faculty readership with no earlier really good wisdom of literary idea. every one bankruptcy features a brief advent to a particular theoretical method (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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