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Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children's Literature

From the Enlightenment to the Present Day

Editors: O'sullivan, Emer, Immel, Andrea (Eds.)

  • Breaks fresh ground in a previously disparate field of study
  • Offers a multi-disciplinary insight into one of the key theoretical underpinnings of children's literature
  • Consolidates the work of international experts within the field
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This book investigates how cultural sameness and difference has been presented in a variety of forms and genres of children’s literature from Denmark, Germany, France, Russia, Britain, and the United States; ranging from English caricatures of the 1780s to dynamic representations of contemporary cosmopolitan childhood. The chapters address different models of presenting foreigners using examples from children’s educational prints, dramatic performances, travel narratives, comics, and picture books. Contributors illuminate the ways in which the texts negotiate the tensions between the Enlightenment ideal of internationalism and discrete national or ethnic identities cultivated since the Romantic era, providing examples of ethnocentric cultural perspectives and of cultural relativism, as well as instances where discussions of child reader agency indicate how they might participate eventually in a tolerant transnational community.   

 

About the authors

Emer O'Sullivan is Professor of English Literature at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. She is the author of Kinderliterarische Komparatistik, which won the biennial IRSCL Award for outstanding research and Comparative Children's Literature, which won the Children’s Literature Association 2007 Book Award, among others.

Andrea Immel is Curator of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, USA. She has co-edited four collections of essays including Childhood and Children’s Books in Early Modern Europe and The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature. Her scholarly facsimile edition of Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song-Book won the Justin G. Schiller Prize.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Sameness and Difference in Children’s Literature: An Introduction

    O’Sullivan, Emer (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Learning to See: Eighteenth-Century Children’s Prints and the Discourse of Othering

    Meyer, Silke

    Pages 29-49

  • Picturing the World for Children: Early Nineteenth-Century Images of Foreign Nations

    O’Sullivan, Emer

    Pages 51-70

  • Figuring the World: Representing Children’s Encounters with Other Peoples at the Great Exhibition of 1851

    Lathey, Gillian

    Pages 71-88

  • Imagining the World in Bavarian Children’s Books: Place and Other as Engineered by Lothar Meggendorfer

    Brian, Amanda M.

    Pages 89-107

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eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46169-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46168-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children's Literature
Book Subtitle
From the Enlightenment to the Present Day
Editors
  • Emer O'sullivan
  • Andrea Immel
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46169-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46169-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46168-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
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