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Under fire : childhood in the shadow of war

Author: Elizabeth Goodenough; Andrea Immel
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2008.
Series: Landscapes of childhood.
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An eclectic, multidisciplinary collection that explores the representation of war and its aftereffects in children's books and documentary film. Brings together internationally known contributors to examine the ongoing influence of violence and war on children's literature by studying the childhood experiences of authors writing for children, the children represented in war stories, and the experiences of children  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Under fire.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)649300437
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Goodenough; Andrea Immel
ISBN: 9788143340405 8143340406 0814334040 9780814334041 9780814333617 0814333613
OCLC Number: 173135727
Description: x, 289 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Storying war : an overview / Mitzi Myers --
Massacre of the innocents? Sacral violence and the paradox of the children's crusade / Gary Dickson --
"Surely there is no British boy or girl who has not heard of the Battle of Waterloo!" War and children's literature in the age of Napoleon / M.O. Grenby --
Under ideological fire : illustrated wartime propaganda for children / Eric J. Johnson --
Shifting images : Germans in postwar British children's fiction / Emer O'Sullivan --
Baby terrors / Lore Segal --
"No safe place to run to" : an interview with Robert Cormier / Mitzi Myers --
Picturing trauma in the Great War / Margaret R. Higonnet --
The shadow of war : Tolkien, trauma, childhood, fantasy / Mark Heberle --
A is for Auschwitz : psychoanalysis, trauma theory, and the "children's literature of atrocity" / Kenneth Kidd --
The Hansel and Gretel syndrome : survivorship fantasies and parental desertion / U.C. Knoepflmacher --
Gila Almagor's Aviyah : remembering the Holocaust in children's literature / Naomi Sokoloff --
The anxiety of trauma in children's war fiction / Adrienne Kertzer --
A physician's take on Ferdinand / John Gall --
Breaking the cycle / Mark Jonathan Harris --
Please don't touch my toys : material culture and the academy / Mitzi Myers --
"Appointed journeys" : growing up with war stories / Maria Tatar --
Afterword / Pamela Reynolds --
"Things by their right names" / John Aikin and Anna Letitia Barbauld.
Series Title: Landscapes of childhood.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Goodenough and Andrea Immel.
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