Topologies of the classical world in children's fiction : palimpsests, maps, and fractals (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Topologies of the classical world in children's fiction : palimpsests, maps, and fractals

Author: Claudia Nelson; Anne Morey
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Beginning with Rudyard Kipling and Edith Nesbit and concluding with best-selling series still ongoing at the time of writing, this volume examines works of twentieth- and twenty-first-century children's literature that incorporate character types, settings, and narratives derived from the Greco-Roman past. Drawing on a cognitive poetics approach to reception studies, it argues that authors typically employ a limited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nelson, Claudia.
Topologies of the classical world in children's fiction.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1097678324
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Nelson; Anne Morey
ISBN: 9780192584908 0192584901 9780191881268 0191881260 9780192584892 0192584898
OCLC Number: 1128180729
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
HISTORY IS A PALIMPSEST 1: the layers of ancient Rome in Puck of Pook's Hill and its successors --
HISTORY IS A PALIMPSEST 2: time zones, scars, and family in (mostly) realistic works --
HISTORY IS A MAP 1: navigating the underworld --
HISTORY IS A MAP 2: carnivals, grotesquerie, and the antic(que) map text --
HISTORY IS FRACTAL: patterns of conflict in contemporary young adult fantasies --
Conclusion --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Claudia Nelson and Anne Morey.

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Drawing on a cognitive poetics approach to reception studies, this volume examines the use of spatial metaphors - palimpsest, map, and fractal - to organize the classical past for preteen and  Read more...

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Overall, this is a fascinating book, which examines an impressive array of texts and should be especially commended for its nuanced discussion of contemporary children's literature * Dimitra Fimi, Read more...

 
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