Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

Synopsis

Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, & the media together create & influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. She examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, & its effect on the production of children's literature.

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Dedicated to furthering original research in children's literature and culture, the Children's Literature and Culture series includes monographs on individual authors and illustrators, historical examinations of different periods, literary analyses of genres, and comparative studies on literature and the mass media. The series is international in scope and is intended to encourage innovative research in children's literature with a focus on interdisciplinary methodology.

Children's literature and culture are understood in the broadest sense of the term children to encompass the period of childhood up through adolescence. Because the notion of childhood has changed so much since the origination of children's literature, this Routledge series is particularly concerned with transformations in children's culture and how they have affected the representation and socialization of children. Although the emphasis of the series is on children's literature, all types of studies that deal with children's radio, film, television, and art are included in an endeavor to grasp the aesthetics and values of children's culture. Not only have there been momentous changes in children's culture in the last fifty years, but there also have been radical shifts in the scholarship that deals with these changes. In this regard, the goal of the Children's Literature and Culture series is to enhance research in this field and, at the same time, point to new directions that bring together the best scholarly work throughout the world.

-Jack Zipes

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