Keywords for Children's Literature, Second Edition (Paperback)
Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated editionOver the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children's literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children's Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from "Aesthetics" to "Voice," an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing--more than half of the essays are new to this edition--reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword's uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book's scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children's Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.
Philip Nel is University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University. He is the author or co-editor of eleven books, the most recent of which is Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books. Lissa Paul, Professor at Brock University in the Niagra Region of Canada, has authored or edited seven books, has chapters in nineteen and publishes widely in international journals. Her most recent book is Eliza Fenwick: Early Modern Feminist. She is currently working on an edition of Fenwick's letters. Nina Christensen is Professor of Children's Literature at Centre for Children's Literature and Media, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her main research interests are the history of children's literature, picturebooks and the relationship between children's literature and changing ideas concerning childhood, subjects on which she has published a number of books and articles.