Rulers of literary playgrounds : politics of intergenerational play in children's literature / edited by Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Irena Barbara Kalla
- London : Routledge, 2021.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
- Additional Creators:
- Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna and Kalla, Irena Barbara
- Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature offers multifaceted reflection on interdependences between children and adults as they engage in play in literary texts and in real life. This volume brings together international children's literature scholars who each look at children's texts as key vehicles of intergenerational play reflecting ideologies of childhood and as objects with which children and adults interact physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Each chapter applies a distinct theoretical approach to selected children's texts, including individual and social play, constructive play, or play deprivation. This collection of essays constitutes a timely voice in the current discussion about the importance of children's play and adults' contribution to it vis--vis the increasing limitations of opportunities for children's playful time in contemporary societies.
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Introduction: The Playground of Children's Literature
Chapter 1. The ABC of Late Soviet Wastepaper for Pioneers and Their Parents
Chapter 2. How Delightful is a Child at Play? Play in Children's Literature in Flanders during the Nineteenth Century: A Systemic Approach
Chapter 3. 'When you have said your les-sons well, then you shall go out to play': Play, Gender, and the Child Addressee in Nineteenth-century Children's Dictionaries
Chapter 4. Transnationalism and Play in Mexican Children's Childhood and Multicultural Children's Literature in the United States
Chapter 5. Requiem for a Rabbit Scut: The Playful Encounter in Streatfeild and Hutton's Harlequinade
Chapter 6. Girls, Boys, Bombs, Toys: Terror and Play in Contemporary Children's Fiction
Chapter 7. Branching out from the Family Tree: Fairy Tales, Imaginative Play, and Intergenerational Relations in Works by the Brothers Grimm, Ludwig Tieck, and Hans Christian Andersen
Chapter 8. Language Play in Adult-Child Relationships: Gianni Rodari's Pedagogical and Literary Concepts
Chapter 9. Recollecting Childhood: Writing the Child at Play
Chapter 10. Representations of Play in Caldecott Medal and Honor Books during 1938-1949 and 2001-2014
Chapter 11. Encounters with Metafiction: Playing with Ideas of What Counts When It Comes to Reading
Chapter 12. Playing and Reading Together: The Beginnings of Literary Socialization
Chapter 13. Crossing Boundaries in Children's Books: The Role of the Author, Illustrator and Publisher in Creating Playful Books for Young Readers
Chapter 14. Reflection on Playing and Puzzling with Alice and Tom
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Biographical Note:
- Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak is Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Wrocław. She has published among others on utopianism in children's literature and participatory approaches in children's literature studies. She is Director of the Center for Young People's Literature and Culture at the Institute of English Studies (University of Wrocław). Irena Barbara Kalla is Associate Professor at the University of Wrocław, Dutch Studies. She has published on Dutch and Flemish literature, including Huisbeelden in de moderne Nederlandstalige poëzie (2012) and Minoes, Minnie, Minu en andere katse streken (with J. Van Coillie, 2017). She is Coordinator of the Centre for Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature at the University of Wrocław.