[DWJ] Children's literature turning theory into plot?

Kathleen Jennings kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 23:36:10 EDT 2016


Thank you Martha and Gili!

That's very helpful.

K.

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On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 12:52 AM, Martha Hixon <martha.hixon at mtsu.edu> wrote:

> hi, Kathleen,
>
> I have an article on how *Hexwood *reinacts the process of writing itself
> in *Telling Children's Stories, *edited by Mike Cadden and published by the
> U of Nebraska Press. Every essay in the book is about children's lit and
> narrative theory, actually, so you might want to check it out.
>
> I've read more than one article on how *The Stinky Cheese Man *embodies
> postmodernism, as well.
>
> cheers,
> Martha
>
> Dr. Martha P. Hixon
> Department of English
> Middle Tennessee State University
> Murfreesboro, TN 37132
> 615.898.2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu
>
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 6:45 AM, Kathleen Jennings <
> kathleen.jennings at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I am writing a paper on Gothic literature and wanted to include a brief
> > reference to the freedom children's literature seems to have to take an
> > aspect of literary theory and turn it into an explicit section of the
> > plot. I feel like I have read a discussion of that by someone on this
> list,
> > and would love to cite it, but can't for the life of me find it. Does
> that
> > ring a bell to anyone?
> >
> > DWJ does it a lot, and I'm planning to include examples from *Black
> Maria*
> > and
> > *Time of the Ghost*.
> >
> > Regards to all - oh, and I'll be at Readercon this July if anyone else is
> > going!
> >
> > Kathleen.
> >
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