The Gothic in Children's Literature PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Gothic in Children's Literature free pdf From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children's literature. The Gothic, concerned with the perverse and the forbidden, with adult sexuality and religious or metaphysical doubts and heresies, seems to represent everything that children's literature, as a genre, was designed to keep out. Indeed, this does seem to be very much the way that children's literature was marketed in the late eighteenth century, at exactly the same time that the Gothic was really taking off, written by the same women novelists who were responsible for the promotion of a safe and segregated children's literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children's literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse, revealing that Gothic elements can, in fact, be traced in children's literature for as long as children have been reading.

About Anna Jackson

Anna Jackson is Lecturer in English at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Roderick McGillis is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. He is author of Nimble Reader: Literary Theory and Children's Literature, winner of the 1997 IRSCL Award for Distinguished research. His other books include A Little Princess: Gender and Empire (Twayne, 1996) and We Was Some Kind of Man: Masculinity in the B Western (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming). He was one of six Senior Editors for the Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Karen Coats is Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University. She is author of Looking Glasses and Neverlands: Lacan, Desire, and Subjectivity in Children's Literature (University of Iowa Press, 2004), which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2004.

Details Book

Author : Anna Jackson
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 11 October 2013
ISBN : 1135902801
EAN : 9781135902803
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Gothic in Children's Literature



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Gothic in Children's Literature free pdfThe Gothic in Children's Literature

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter. Lemony Snicket. the Spiderwick Chronicles. and countless vampire series for young adult readers. fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers..


  • The Gothic in Children's Literature free pdfThe Gothic in Children's Literature

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter. Lemony Snicket. the Spiderwick Chronicles. and countless vampire series for young adult readers. fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers..


  • War Gothic in Literature and Culture free pdfWar Gothic in Literature and Culture

    In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture. this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic..


  • War Gothic in Literature and Culture free pdfWar Gothic in Literature and Culture

    In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture. this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic..


  • War Gothic in Literature and Culture free pdfWar Gothic in Literature and Culture

    In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture. this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic..


  • The Gothic in Children's Literature free pdfThe Gothic in Children's Literature

    Books For Free Online. From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of en