The contribution of children's literature studies

Attar, Dena and Maybin, Janet (2016). The contribution of children's literature studies. In: Hewings, Ann; Prescott, Lynda and Seargeant, Philip eds. Futures for English Studies : Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 179–196.




This chapter discusses the emergence of Children's Literature as a distinct field within English and re-evaluates what was traditionally seen as a marginal area of literary studies. It draws attention to the field's strong themes of multimodality and considers moves towards new, interactive story-making practices which are transforming traditional linear experiences.

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