Free ↠ Comparative Children's Literature By Emer O'Sullivan –

Free ↠ Comparative Children's Literature By Emer O'Sullivan –
  • Hardcover
  • 205 pages
  • Comparative Children's Literature
  • Emer O'Sullivan
  • English
  • 06 July 2017
  • 9780415305518

Comparative Children's LiteratureWINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD Children S Literature Has Transcended Linguistic And Cultural Borders Since Books And Magazines For Young Readers Were First Produced, With Popular Books Translated Throughout The World.Emer O Sullivan Traces The History Of Comparative Children S Literature Studies, From The Enthusiastic Internationalism Of The Post War Period Which Set Out From The Idea Of A Supra National World Republic Of Childhood To Modern Comparative Criticism Drawing On The Scholarship And Children S Literature Of Many Cultures And Languages, She Outlines The Constituent Areas That Structure The Field, Including Contact And Transfer Studies, Intertextuality Studies, Intermediality Studies And Image Studies In Doing So, She Provides The First Comprehensive Overview Of This Exciting New Research Area Comparative Children S Literature Also Links The Fields Of Narratology And Translation Studies, To Develop An Original And Highly Valuable Communicative Model Of Translation.Taking In Issues Of Children S Classics , The Canon And World Literature For Children, Comparative Children S Literature Reveals That This Branch Of Literature Is Not As Genuinely International As It Is Often Fondly Assumed To Be And Is Essential Reading For Those Interested In The Consequences Of Globalization On Children S Literature And Culture.

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10 thoughts on “Comparative Children's Literature

  1. says:

    A great book indeed. Full of great ideas and really informative..

  2. says:

    O Sullivan crafts an articulate and long overdue plea for the necessity of a comparative literature approach to be incorporated into contemporary children s literature criticism Her opening chapters focus on articulating a theory of comparative children s literature studies, rather than simply drawing upon current comparative literature theory written with adult texts in mind, while the second half of the book looks closely at issues surrounding the translation of books for children.After discussing previous attempts at comparative children s literature studies in Chapter 1, O Sullivan s chapter 2 proposes 9 theoretical areas that comparative children s literature should incorporate They are Theory of children s literature Three theoretical issues make the study of children s literature different from that of adult literature its definition as texts assigned by adults to the group of readers comprising children and young people, the asymmetry of communication in children s literature, and its belonging to both the literary and educational realms 21 Contact and transfer studies Contact studies today no longer look for cause and effect but focus on dynamic processes of exchange between cultures these studies are a point of departu...

  3. says:

    I didn t expect to find this book especially riveting I intended only to read the first chapter and learn what comparative literature is about I ended up reading the entire book because it offered something interesting every couple of pages.Who knew children s books were so political

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