Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Children's Literature Collections

Approaches to Research

Editors: O'Sullivan, Keith, Whyte, Pádraic (Eds.)

  • Presents the culmination of a two-year project on children’s books in Ireland, bringing together books published across five centuries
  • Contributes to the critical resources available on children’s literature in collections, and specifically, in terms of collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies
  • Offers a complex view of children’s literature collections by showing the varied approaches to researching collections.
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About this book

This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices. 

About the authors

Keith O’Sullivan is Lecturer in English at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, Ireland. He recently co-edited Children’s Literature and New York City (2014) and Irish Children’s Literature and Culture: New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing (2011). In 2013, he was co-recipient of a major Government of Ireland/Irish Research Council award to establish a National Collection of Children’s Books.


Pádraic Whyte is Assistant Professor of English and a director of the master’s programme in Children's Literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He is author of Irish Childhoods (2011) and co-editor of Children's Literature and New York City (2014). He was co-recipient of a major Irish Research Council/Government of Ireland award to establish a National Collection of Children’s Book.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Whyte, Pádraic (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • Instruction with Delight: Evidence of Children as Readers in Eighteenth-Century Ireland from the Collections of Dublin City Library and Archive

    Kennedy, Máire

    Pages 15-31

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  • Irish Children’s Books 1696‒1810: Importation, Exportation and the Beginnings of Irish Children’s Literature

    Markey, Anne

    Pages 33-51

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  • The Great Famine in Irish History Textbooks, 1900–1971

    Boylan, Ciara

    Pages 53-69

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  • The Development of the Irish Immigrant Experience in Irish-American Children’s Literature 1850‒1900

    Gallagher, Ciara

    Pages 71-87

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children's Literature Collections
Book Subtitle
Approaches to Research
Editors
  • Keith O'Sullivan
  • Pádraic Whyte
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59757-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59757-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60311-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 261
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