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Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Narrative Pleasures in Young Adult Novels, Films and Video Games

Authors: Mackey, M.

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About this book

Stories are told today through many formats and young interpreters bring multimedia experience to bear on every narrative format they encounter. In this book, twelve young people read a novel, watch a film and play a video game from beginning to end. Their responses inform a new framework of contemporary themes of narrative comprehension.

About the authors

MARGARET MACKEY is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.  She teaches, researches, and publishes widely in the areas of multimodal literacies, changing reading behaviours, and young adult literature. Her recent books are Mapping Recreational Literacies and Literacies across Media.

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'A remarkable piece of scholarship that combines stringent empirical research with profound theoretical thinking.' - Maria Nikolajeva, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge, UK


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Asking the Questions: How We Understand Stories

    Mackey, Margaret

    Pages 1-14

  • Beginning: Designing the Project

    Mackey, Margaret

    Pages 15-38

  • Thinking It Through: Theoretical Frameworks

    Mackey, Margaret

    Pages 39-57

  • Paying Attention: Provisional Observations and Inferences

    Mackey, Margaret

    Pages 58-75

  • Entering the Fiction: The Subjunctive and the Deictic Centre

    Mackey, Margaret

    Pages 76-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrative Pleasures in Young Adult Novels, Films and Video Games
Authors
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31662-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230316621
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29300-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33269-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 258
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