Literature for Children: Contemporary Criticism

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Contents
Acknowledgements vii
Notes on contributors ix
Introduction 1
1Ideology18
Peter Hollindale: 'Ideology and the Children's Book', Signal 55 (January 1988) 19
2Criticism: the state of the art41
Geoff Moss: 'Metafiction, Illustration, and the Poetics of Children's Literature'
1: 'Extending the Limits: Metafiction and Postmodernism', Children's Literature Association Quarterly 15(2) (Summer 1990) 44
2: 'My Teddy Bear Can Fly': Postmodernizing the picture book 51
Lissa Paul: 'Intimations of Imitations: Mimesis, Fractal Geometry and Children's Literature', Signal 59 (May 1989) 66
Sarah Gilead: 'Magic Abjured: Closure in Children's Fantasy Fiction', PMLA 106(2) (March 1991) 80
3Internationalism110
Rhonda Bunbury and Reinbert Tabbert: 'A Bicultural Study of Identification: Readers' Responses to the Ironic Treatment of a National Hero', Children's Literature in Education 20(1) (1989) 114
4Poetry, response and education126
5Connections140
C.W. Sullivan III: 'Real-izing the Unreal: Folklore in Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy' 141
Nicholas Tucker: 'Good Friends, or Just Acquaintances? The Relationship between Child Psychology and Children's Literature' 156
Tony Watkins: 'Cultural Studies, New Historicism and Children's Literature' 173
References 196

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Ideology 18
  • 2 - Criticism: the State of the Art 41
  • Notes 102
  • 3 - Internationalism 110
  • Notes 125
  • 4 - Poetry, Response and Education 126
  • 5 - Connections 140
  • References 196
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