Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory by Kerry MallanContemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory by Kerry Mallan

Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory

byKerry Mallan

Hardcover | July 13, 2011

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Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book argues for the significance of theory for reading texts written and produced for young people. Integrating perspectives from across feminism, ecocriticism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism, it demonstrates how these inform approaches to a range of contemporary literature and film.
KERRY MALLAN is Professor in Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her co-edited bookYouth Cultures: Texts, Images and Identitiesis an IRSCL Honour Book (2003). She is a co-author ofNew World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature(2008). Her most recent book isGender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction(2009).CLA...
Title:Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.5 inPublished:July 13, 2011Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230231497

ISBN - 13:9780230231498

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.- Notes on Contributors.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Bringing Back Theory; K.Mallan & C.Bradford.- Schemas and Scripts: Cognitive Instruments and the Representation of Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature; J.Stephens.- Journeying Subjects: Spatiality and Identity in Children's Texts; C.Bradford & R.Baccolini.- Local and Global: Cultural Globalisation, Consumerism and Children's Fiction; E.Bullen & K.Mallan.- Monstrous Women: Gothic Misogyny in Monster House; M.Takolander.- Splitting the Difference: Pleasure, Desire and Intersubjectivity in Children's Literature and Film; C.Wilkie-Stubbs.- Children as Ecocitizens: Ecocriticism and Environmental Texts; G.Massey & C.Bradford.- From 'Wizard' to 'Wicked': Adaptation Theory and Young Adult Fiction; D.Buchbinder.- All That Matters: Technoscience, Critical Theory and Children's Fiction; K.Mallan.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The book's major contribution is to showcase contemporary forms/iterations of theory such as posthumanism, cognitive poetics, and spatiality studies. This very fine collection of essays will be of use to a wide range of students as well as to established scholars."--Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida