Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Animality and Children's Literature and Film

Authors: Ratelle, A.

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Examining culturally significant works of children's culture through a posthumanist, or animality studies lens, Animality and Children's Literature and Film argues that Western philosophy's objective to establish a notion of an exclusively human subjectivity is continually countered in the very texts that ostensibly work to this end.

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Amy Ratelle is currently the Research Coordinator for the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a Co-Investigator at Ryerson University's Children's Literature Archive. She has degrees in Film Studies from Ryerson University (BFA), and Carleton University (MA).

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“Ratelle’s book is the first comprehensive study of animals and the ways in which their narrative construction can offer revealing insights into human life and society. … A significant achievement of Animality and Children’s Literature and Film is that it sheds much-needed light on a topic that has so far evaded critical attention and will hopefully pave the way for more studies in the future.” (Victoria Flanagan, International Research in Children's Literature, Vol. 9 (1), July, 2016)

“Ratelle’s work is highly lucid, elegantly written, and that it offers a source of intrigu­ing examples and compassionate analyses and deconstructions of the animal-human divide in literary and cinematic classics … . Amy Ratelle’s valuable study compellingly excavates this historical development, but above all it demonstrates how literature and film for children have been and still are central to it.” (Pia Maria Ahlbäck, Journal of Childrens Literature Research, Vol. 38, 2015)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animality and Children's Literature and Film
Authors
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37316-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137373168
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37315-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47648-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 171
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