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The gothic in children's literature : haunting the borders

Author: Anna Jackson; Karen Coats; Roderick McGillis
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2008.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While the Gothic genre has received much critical attention, and the popularity of Gothic narratives at the turn of the millennium has been analyzed in studies such as Mark Edmundson's Nightmare on Main Street, The Gothic in Children's Literature is the first book-length study on the Gothic as a mode within the genre of children's literature."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Jackson; Karen Coats; Roderick McGillis
ISBN: 0415960363 9780415960366 0415875749 9780415875745
OCLC Number: 77476485
Notes: Anna Jackson is a New Zealand author.
Description: vii, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The haunted nursery: 1764-1830 / Dale Townshend --
Cyberfiction and the gothic novel / Nadia Crandall --
Frightening and funny : humour in children's gothic fiction / Julie Cross --
Between horror, humour, and hope : Neil Gaiman and the psychic work of the gothic / Karen Coats --
On the gothic beach : a New Zealand reading of house and landscape in Margaret Mahy's The tricksters / Rose Lovell-Smith --
High winds and broken bridges : the gothic and the West Indies in twentieth-century British children's literature / Karen Sands-O'Connor --
The scary tale looks for a family : Gary Crew's Gothic hospital and Sonya Hartnett's The devil latch / Anna Smith --
Haunting the borders of sword and sorcery : Garth Nix's The seventh tower / Alice Mills --
Uncanny hauntings, canny children / Anna Jackson --
Hermione in the bathroom : the gothic, menarche, and female development in the Harry Potter series / June Cummins --
Making nightmares into new fairytales : goth comics as children's literature / Laurie N. Taylor --
Fantastic books : the gothic architecture of children's books / Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario --
The night side of nature : gothic spaces, fearful times / Roderick McGillis.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Anna Jackson, Karen Coats, and Roderick McGillis.
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