Change and Renewal in Childrens Literature Thomas van der Walt

ISBN: 9780275981853

Published: September 1st 2004


208 pages


Change and Renewal in Childrens Literature  by  Thomas van der Walt

Change and Renewal in Childrens Literature by Thomas van der Walt
September 1st 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780275981853 | 7.61 Mb

In the growing field of childrens literature theory in criticism, this volume presents critical international perspectives on changes and innovation in this discipline. The recent new status of childrens literature, and the growth in childrens literature research internationally have led to exciting advances in both form and content. This collection comprises a selection of papers given by prominent experts. Reflecting on past decades, contributors trace and analyze important developments in childrens literature as the dawn of a new millennium offers its readers a multitude of representations and responses to a changing world.Each of the books eighteen chapters represents a unique aspect of childrens literature theory.

Topics range from an analysis of the childrens literature as creative act, changing interpretations of different genres, and the impact of shifting race relations and socio-political developments on childrens literature. This presentation of international perspectives on childrens literature theory and criticism by leading authorities will be a valuable resource for scholars of childrens and comparative literature.

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