Playing with Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque

Allan, Cherie (2012) Playing with Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque. Critical Approaches to Children's Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.

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Abstract

Postmodernism has played a significant part in the development of playful and experimental picturebooks for children over the past 50 years. Playing with Picturebooks offers fresh insights into the continuing influence of postmodernism on picturebooks for children, covering a wide range of international picturebooks predominantly from the 1980s to the present. It represents a significant contribution to current debates centred on the decline of the effects of postmodernism on fiction and detects a shift from the postmodern to the postmodernesque. Playing with Picturebooks draws on a wide range of critical perspectives in examining postmodern approaches to narrative and illustration. Chapters discuss how metafictive devices enable different modes of representation, offer different perspectives to authorised version of history, and promote difference and ex-centricity over unity. Playing with Picturebooks is essential reading, not only for academics in the field of children's literature, but also for researchers, teachers and students

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ID Code: 56475
Item Type: Book
Keywords: postmodernism, children's literature, postmodernesque, picturebooks, globalisation
ISBN: 9780230319493
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Literary Theory (200525)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Cherie Allan
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2013 01:29
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:14

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