Childhood in Edwardian Fiction

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Dezember 2008



The first book-length look at childhood in Edwardian fiction, this book challenges assumptions that the Edwardian period was simply a continuation of the Victorian or the start of the Modern. Exploring both classics and popular fiction, the authors provide a a compelling picture of the Edwardian fictional cult of childhood.


Contents Notes on Contributors Worlds Enough and Time: The Cult of Childhood in Edwardian Fiction; A.E.Gavin  and A.F.Humphries PART I: THE CHILD LOST Pagan Papers: History, Mysticism, and Edwardian Childhood; P.March-Russell Cult or Cull?: Peter Pan and Childhood in the Edwardian Age; K.L.McGavock Intangible Children: Longing, Loss, and the Edwardian Dream Child in J. M. Barrie's The Little White Bird and Rudyard Kipling's 'They'; A.E.Gavin PART II: THE CHILD AT PLAY IN HOME AND GARDEN The Edwardian Child in the Garden: Childhood in the Fiction of Frances Hodgson Burnett; J.Darcy Playing at House and Playing at Home: The Domestic Discourse of Games in Edwardian Fictions of Childhood; M.Beissel Heath Separated Lives and Discordant Homes: The Otherness of Childhood in D. H. Lawrence's Early Fiction; A.F.Humphries PART III: SOCIETY'S CHILD Exhibiting Childhood: E. Nesbit and the Children's Welfare Exhibitions; J.Bavidge 'Girls! Girls, Everywhere!': Angela Brazil's Edwardian School Stories; M.Smith Towards the Modern Man: Edwardian Boyhood in the Juvenile Periodical Press; S.Olsen PART IV: SAVAGERY AND THE CHILD Primitive Minds: Anthropology, Children, and Savages in Andrew Lang and Rudyard Kipling; K.Sands-O'Connor Truth and Claw: The Beastly Children and Childlike Beasts of Saki, Beatrix Potter, and Kenneth Grahame; E.Hale Murdering Adulthood: From Child Killers to Boy Soldiers in Saki's Fiction; B.Gibson Index


JENNY BAVIDGE is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Greenwich, UK

MICHELLE BEISSEL HEATH has just finished her graduate study at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA

JANE DARCY is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

BRIAN GIBSON teaches at the University of Alberta, Canada

ELIZABETH HALE is a Lecturer in English Literature and Writing at the University of New England, Australia

PAUL MARCH-RUSSELL is Honorary Lecturer and Director of Part-Time Studies in the School of Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, UK

KAREN L. MCGAVOCK works in the School of Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

STEPHANIE OLSEN is currently completing her doctoral dissertation at the Department of History, McGill University, USA

KAREN SANDS-O'CONNOR is Associate Professor of English at Buffalo State College in New York, USA

MICHELLE SMITH completed her PhD in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia
EAN: 9780230221611
ISBN: 0230221610
Untertitel: Worlds Enough and Time. biography. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 244 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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