Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Seriality and Texts for Young People

The Compulsion to Repeat

Editors: Reimer, M., Ali, N., England, D., Unrau, M.D., Dennis Unrau, M. (Eds.)

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Seriality and Texts for Young People is a collection of thirteen scholarly essays about series and serial texts directed to children and youth, each of which begins from the premise that a basic principle of seriality is repetition.

About the authors

Kathleen Campana, University of Washington, USA Brandon Christopher, University of Winnipeg, Canada Eliza T. Dresang, University of Washington, USA Debra Dudek, University of Wollongong, Australia Nat Hurley, University of Alberta, Canada Laurie Langbauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Rose Lovell-Smith, University of Auckland, New Zealand Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta, Canada Kristine Moruzi, Deakin University, Australia Perry Nodelman, The University of Winnipeg, Canada Charlie Peters, Independent Scholar, Canada Laura Robinson, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada Michelle J. Smith, Deakin University, Australia Larissa Wodtke, University of Winnipeg, Canada

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“It is a diverse and engaging collection of articles from a wide variety of scholars currently working in the field. … Seriality and Texts explores a virgin territory in the field of children’s cultural studies with enthusiasm and aplomb. It encourages us to reflect on the value of serialised texts and the rewards inherent in re-reading. … collection also succeeds in demonstrating the importance of taking children’s serialised literature seriously, both as a cultural document and as an art form.” (Ben Screech, International Research in Children's Literature, Vol. 9 (1), July, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Compulsion to Repeat

    Reimer, Mavis (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Off to See the Wizard Again and Again

    Langbauer, Laurie

    Pages 34-56

  • “Anne repeated”: Taking Anne Out of Order

    Robinson, Laura M.

    Pages 57-73

  • Kierkegaard’s Repetition and the Reading Pleasures of Repetition in Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle Series

    Lovell-Smith, Rose

    Pages 74-94

  • Harry Potter Fans Discover the Pleasures of Transfiguration

    Dresang, Eliza T. (et al.)

    Pages 95-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seriality and Texts for Young People
Book Subtitle
The Compulsion to Repeat
Editors
  • M. Reimer
  • N. Ali
  • D. England
  • M. Dennis Unrau
  • Melanie Dennis Unrau
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35600-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137356000
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35599-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47037-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 292
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