Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present

Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present

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Focusing on questions of space and locale in childrena€™s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the childrena€™s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria AnzaldAoa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the childa€™s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of childrena€™s literature.Peter hunt is Professor Emeritus in Childrena#39;s Literature at Cardiff university, and visiting Professor at Newcastle university, ... on transatlantic modernism, African American literature, poetry and polylinguism, and multicultural childrena#39;s literature. ... She runs the italian childrena#39;s literature website at /childlit/.

Title:Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present
Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire, Hannah Field, Kavita Mudan Finn, Malini Roy
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-03-28

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