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

Gin kalaidiscope at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 02:45:21 EDT 2016


Dear Farah,

Now might be a good time to tell you how much I enjoyed that book. I had
never been able to work out Hexwood until I read it. I mean, it made sense-
but not as a coherent whole.

Thanks

Gin

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 4:25 PM, Farah Mendlesohn <farah.sf at gmail.com> wrote:

> Pretty much my entire book on Diana Wynne Jones, Kathleen. The original
> title, which I was not allowed to have, was The Critical Fictions of Diana
> Wynne Jones.  See both the introduction and the conclusion.
>
> Routledge, 2005. They have dramatically reduced the price and it's now
> around $30 on kindle or pb.
>
> best
> Farah
>
> On 3 June 2016 at 04:36, Kathleen Jennings <kathleen.jennings at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Thank you Martha and Gili!
> >
> > That's very helpful.
> >
> > K.
> >
> > -----------------------------------------
> > http://tanaudel.wordpress.com
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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