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Mothers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Mothers in Children\'s and Young Adult Literature

Mothers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism

Dwelling or lifeless, current or absent, sadly dysfunctional or merrily enough.

the determine of the mom bears huge freight throughout a baby’s emotional and mental life.

Given the very important position literary moms play in books for younger readers.

it’s outstanding how little scholarly consideration has been paid to the illustration of moms outdoors of fairy tales and past research of gender stereotypes.

This assortment of 13 essays begins to fill a important hole by bringing collectively a spread of theoretical views by a wealthy mixture of senior students and new voices.
Following an introduction in which the coeditors describe key traits in interdisciplinary scholarship, the ebook’s first part focuses on the pedagogical roots of maternal affect in early kids’s literature. The following part explores the shifting cultural views and subjectivities of the 20th century.

The third part examines the interaction of fantasy, actuality, and the moral dimensions of literary moms. The gathering ends with readings of postfeminist motherhood, from modern realism to dystopian fantasy.
The vary of important approaches in this quantity will present a number of inroads for students to analyze richer readings of moms in kids’s and younger grownup literature.

2016 | 240 pages | PDF | 3 MB

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