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Author Mackey, Margaret.

Title Narrative pleasures in young adult novels, films, and video games / Margaret Mackey
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical Approaches to Children Literature
Critical approaches to children's literature.
Contents Asking the questions: how we understand stories -- Beginning: designing the project -- Thinking it through: theoretical frameworks -- Paying attention: provisional observations and inferences -- Entering the fiction: the subjunctive and the deictic centre -- Orienting: finding the way forward -- Filling gaps: inferences, closure, and affect linking -- Making progress or making do: the unconsidered middle -- Concluding: reaching provisional and final judgments -- Inhabiting the story: comparative perspectives -- Understanding narrative interpretation
Summary Stories are told today through many formats and young interpreters bring multimedia experience to bear on every narrative format they encounter. In this book, twelve young people read a novel, watch a film and play a video game from beginning to end. Their responses inform a new framework of contemporary themes of narrative comprehension
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-248) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Media literacy.
Motion pictures -- Psychological aspects.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Rhetoric and psychology.
Video games -- Psychological aspects.
Young adult fiction -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 023031662X (electronic bk.)
9780230316621 (electronic bk.)