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Title Ecocritical perspectives on children's texts and cultures : Nordic dialogues / Nina Goga, Lykke Guanio-Uluru, Bjørg Oddrun Hallås, Aslaug Nyrnes, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 299 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Critical approaches to children's literature.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Nature and Becoming in a Picturebook about "things that are" / Marianne Røskeland -- 3. Aesthetic appreciation in nature and literature / Gunnar Karlsen -- 4. Children's Literature as Exercise in Ecological Thinking / Nina Goga -- 5. The Nordic Winter Pastoral: A Heritage of Romanticism / Aslaug Nyrnes -- 6. Unrest in natural landscapes / Ahmed Khateeb -- 7. From wilderness through mediation towards rewilding : The negotiations of the jungle discourse in Black Ivory and The Cry from the Jungle / Kristin Ørjasæter -- 8. Plant-Human Hybridity in the Story World of Kubbe / Lykke Guanio-Uluru -- 9. Poetic Constructions of Nature : The Forest in Recent Visual Poetry for Children / Anna Karlskov Skyggebjerg -- 10. Ecological settings in text and pictures / Kaisu Rättyä -- 11. Marine Animals in Ted Hughes's Poetry for Children: Ecocritical Readings of Four Illustrated Poems / Berit W. Bjørlo -- 12. The representation of ants in Catalan contemporary poetry for children / Maria Pujol-Valls -- 13. "Who will save us from the rabbits?" -- problematizing nature in the Anthropocene / Hege Emma Rimmereide -- 14. The Wild Child: Posthumanism and the Child-Animal Figure / Kerry Mallan -- 15. The Wilderness Children: Arctic Adventures, Gender and Eco-cultural Criticism / Kirsti Pedersen Gurholt -- 16. "We are all nature" : young children's statements about nature / Bjørg Oddrun Hallås and Marianne Presthus Heggen -- 17. Landscapes and mindscapes in two picturebook apps /Ture Schwebs
Summary This volume presents key contributions to the study of ecocriticism in Nordic children's and YA literary and cultural texts, in dialogue with international classics. It investigates the extent to which texts for children and young adults reflect current environmental concerns. The chapters are grouped into five thematic areas: Ethics and Aesthetics, Landscape, Vegetal, Animal, and Human, and together they explore Nordic representations and a Nordic conception, or feeling, of nature. The textual analyses are complemented with the lived experiences of outdoor learning practices in preschools and schools captured through children's own statements. The volume highlights the growing influence of posthumanist theory and the continuing traces of anthropocentric concerns within contemporary children's literature and culture, and a non-dualistic understanding of nature-culture interaction is reflected in the conceptual tool of the volume: The Nature in Culture Matrix
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children's literature, Scandinavian -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Children's & Young Adult Literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Scandinavian.
Children's literature, Scandinavian
Children's literature
Comparative literature
Literature, Modern
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Goga, Nina, editor
Guanio-Uluru, Lykke, editor
Hallås, Bjørg Oddrun, editor
Nyrnes, Aslaug, 1953- editor.
ISBN 9783319904979