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Victorian children's literature : experiencing abjection, empathy, and the power of love / Ruth Y. Jenkins.

Author/Creator:
Jenkins, Ruth Y., 1959- author.
Publication:
[London] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Series:
Critical approaches to children's literature.
Critical approaches to children's literature
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Subjects:
Children's literature.
Abjection in literature.
Summary:
"This book reveals how the period's transforming identities affected by social, economic, religious, and national energies offers rich opportunities in which to analyze the relationship between identity and transformation. At the heart of this study is this question: what is the relationship between Victorian children's literature, its readers, and their psychic development? Ruth Y. Jenkins uses Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection to uncover the presence of cultural anxieties and social tensions in works by Kingsley, MacDonald, Carroll, Stevenson, Burnett, Ballantyne, Nesbit, Tucker, Sewell, and Rossetti." --back cover.
Contents:
Introduction: emerging identities and the practice of possibility
Imagining the abject in Kinsley, MacDonald, and Carroll: disrupting dominant values and cultural identity in children's literature
Gender, abjection, and coming of age: games, dolls, and stories
Constructing the self: connection and separation
Giving voice to abjection: experience and empathy
Engendering abjection's sublime: Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184) and index.
ISBN:
3319327615
9783319327617
9783319327624
OCLC:
945232039