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Title Global perspectives on death in children's literature / edited by Lesley D. Clement and Leyli Jamali
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Children's literature and culture ; 104
Children's literature and culture ; 104
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Permissions; Introduction: Flying Kites and Other Life-Death Matters; PART I: Adapting Death for Changing Contexts; 1 Thus did Hearth-Companions Grieve their Lord's Fall: Death, Mourning, and the Children's Beowulf; 2 Loyalty, Honor, and Death in Rick Riordan's Olympus Series; 3 A Deathly Underworld: Bulgarian Literature for Children of the Early Twentieth Century; PART II: Ritualizing Death and Life after Death
13 Death, Politics, and the Production of Childhoods through Children's Literature14 Michael Ende's Philosophy of Death, Life, and Time; 15 From the Ecological to the Digital: Salman Rushdie's Many Lives of Storytelling; PART VI: Playing with Death; 16 Mocking Death in Brazilian Children's Folk Literature; 17 Battling School: Death as Education in Ender's Game; 18 Machinic Liaisons: Death's Dance with Children in Markus Zusak's The Book Thief; Editors and Contributors; Index
4 Holy Death: Constructions of Martyrdom in Persian Children's Literature on the Eight-Year War between Iraq and Iran5 Deadly Celebrations: Realistic Fiction Picture Books and el Día de los Muertos; 6 The Soul in Contemporary YA Fantasy Literature; PART III: Politicizing Death; 7 From Ultimate Punishment to Heroic Sacrifice, and After: Representations of Death in Bengali Children's Literature from the Colonial Era; 8 A New Normal: Death and Dying in a Soviet Children's Magazine, 1941-1945
9 Contemporary Coming of Age(ncy): Narratives of Political Violence and Death in El Salvador and Guatemala: "So that Future Generations May be Aware"PART IV: Picturing Death; 10 The Last Resort: Death and Liminality in Children's Picture Books on Emily Dickinson; 11 Old Age and Death in Northern European Picture Books: Achieving Empathy through Textual and Filmic Images of Sweden's Kan du Vissla Johanna; 12 Visual Narratives of Death and Memory: The Holocaust in Two Contemporary European Picture Books; PART V: Metaphorizing Death
Summary This volume visits death in children's literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children's Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children's literature as a physical reality, a philosophical concept, a psychologically challenging adjustment, and/or a social construct. Essays covering literature from the US, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czech
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed Aug. 5, 2015)
Subject Children and death.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Death in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Clement, Lesley D. (Lesley Diana), 1951- editor
Jamali, Leyli, editor
ISBN 1317599497 (electronic bk.)
9781317599494 (electronic bk.)