(Re)imagining the World: Children's literature's response to changing times by Yan Wu(Re)imagining the World: Children's literature's response to changing times by Yan Wu

(Re)imagining the World: Children's literature's response to changing times

byYan Wu

Hardcover | July 2, 2013

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(Re)Imagining the world: Children's Literature's Response to Changing Times considers how writers of fiction for children imagine 'the world', not one universal world, but different worlds: imaginary, strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. The chapters in this collection discuss how fiction for children engages with some of the changes brought about by new technologies, information literacy, consumerism, migration, politics, different family structures, cosmopolitanism, new and old monsters. They also invite us to think about how memory shapes our understanding of the past, and how fiction engages our emotions, our capacity to empathise, and our desire to discover, and what the future may hold. The contributors bring different perspectives from education, postcolonial studies, literary criticism, cultural studies, childhood studies, postmodernism, and the social sciences. With a wide coverage of texts from different countries, and scholarly and lively discussions, this collection is itself a testament to the power of the human imagination and the significance of children's literature in the education of young people.
Prof. Yan is a well-known science fiction writer in China and he is the first person teach science fiction course in both undergraduate and graduate level. He is the President of World Chinese Science Fiction Association. He was awarded Xingyun(Nebula) Award, and three times of Yinghe(Galaxy) Award in Chinese science fiction. He is the...
Title:(Re)imagining the World: Children's literature's response to changing timesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:157 pagesPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contributors.- Introduction: The world is never too much with us.- 1. Reading: From Turning the Page to Touching the Screen.- 2. Knowledge: Navigating the Visual Ecology: Information Literacy and the 'Knowledgescape' in Young Adult Fiction.- 3. Consumption: The Appeal of Abundance in Bookspace and Playspace.- 4. Discovery: My Name is Elizabeth: Discovery in Children's Literature.- 5. Childhoods: Childhoods in Chinese Children's Texts: Continuous Reconfiguration for Political Needs.- 6. Imagination: Imaginations of the Nation: Childhood and Children's Literature in Modern China.- 7. Migrancy: Rites of Passage and Cultural Translation in Literature for Children and Young Adult.- 8. Food: Changing Approaches to Food in the Construction of Childhood in Western Culture.- 9. Empathy: Narrative Empathy and Children's Literature.- 10. Monsters: Monstrous Identities in Young Adult Romance.- 11. Memory: (Re)imagining the Past Through Children's Literature.- 12. Future: Nan's future expectation and her views on children's literature.- Index.