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

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 03:09:54 EDT 2016


Oh bless you! That is a really lovely comment


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> On 3 Jun 2016, at 07:45, Gin <kalaidiscope at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----------------------------------------
>>>>> http://tanaudel.wordpress.com
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