Postmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody, and Self-Referentiality by Lawrence R. SipePostmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody, and Self-Referentiality by Lawrence R. Sipe

Postmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody, and Self-Referentiality

byLawrence R. Sipe, Sylvia PantaleoEditorLawrence R. Sipe

Paperback | February 23, 2012

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Over the past 15 years, there has been a pronounced trend toward a particular type of picturebook that many would label "postmodern." Postmodern picturebooks have stretched our conventional notion of what constitutes a picturebook, as well as what it means to be an engaged reader of these texts. The international researchers and scholars included in this compelling collection of work critically examine and discuss postmodern picturebooks, and reflect upon their unique contributions to both the field of children's literature and to the development of new literacies for child, adolescent, and adult readers.

Dr. Lawrence R. Sipe is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a member of the Reading/Writing/Literacy Program. He teaches courses in children's literature, ranging from picturebooks to young adult fiction, and his research interests focus on the responses of kindergar...
Title:Postmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody, and Self-ReferentialityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:February 23, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415543053

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Postmodernism and PicturebooksSylvia Pantaleo and Lawrence R. Sipe.  1. What is a Picturebook, Anyway? The Evolution of Form and Substance Through the Postmodern Era and BeyondBarbara Kiefer 2. The Artist and the Postmodern PicturebookMartin Salisbury 3. Radical Change Theory, Postmodernism and Contemporary PicturebooksEliza T. Dresang 4. Play and Playfulness in Postmodern PicturebooksMaria Nikolajeva 5. Postmodern Picturebooks and the Transmodern SelfKaren Coats 6. 'They are Always Surprised at What People Throw Away': Glocal Postmodernism in Australian PicturebooksJohn Stephens 7. Postmodern Picturebooks and the Material Conditions of ReadingMargaret Mackey  8. The Paradox of Space in Postmodern PicturebooksBette Goldstone  9. Imagination and Multimodality: Reading, Picturebooks, and Anxieties about ChildhoodChristine Hall  10. Postmodern Picturebook as Artefact: Developing Tools for an Archaeological DigMich' Anstey  11. Lauren Child: Utterly and Absolutely ExceptionordinarilySusan Lehr  12. Would I Lie to You?: Metalepsis and Modal Disruption in Some 'True' Fairy Tales Robyn McCallum  13. 'It Doesn't Say How?': Third Graders' Collaborative Sense-making from Postmodern Picturebooks Caroline McGuire, Monica Belfatti, and Maria Ghiso 14. The Voices Behind the Pictures: Children Responding to Postmodern Picturebooks Evelyn Arizpe and Morag Styles with Kate Cowan, Louiza Mallouri & Mary Anne Wolpert  15. First-Graders Interpret David Wiesner's The Three Pigs: A Case StudyLawrence R. Sipe 16. Ed Vere's The Getaway: Starring a Postmodern Cheese ThiefSylvia Pantaleo. Editor and Contributor Biographies.  Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Listening to the children is essential work. Not just because it inches forward our understanding of literacy learning, but also because it keeps us grounded in the facts of real books and real readers. The world has not really turned upside down, though one small corner of it has, and that in a most decisive and curious fashion. The writers assembled here under the watchful eyes of Sipe and Pantaleo have, on the whole, mapped out this corner pretty thoroughly..." -- David Lewis, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 2008 "This important book is a welcome addition to the body of scholarly writings that help us come to newer, deeper and ultimately better understandings of children¿s literature."--Junko Yokota, Bookbird (October 2009), Vol. 47, No. 4: 60-61