Literary Cultures and Eighteenth-Century Childhoods

1st ed. 2018 2019. Buch. xviii, 315 S.: 15 s/w-Abbildungen, 15 Farbtabellen, Bibliographien. Hardcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-3-319-94736-5
Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm
Gewicht: 565 g
In englischer Sprache
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The essays in this volume offer fresh and innovative considerations both of how children interacted with the world of print, and of how childhood circulated in the literary cultures of the eighteenth century. They engage with not only the texts produced for the period’s newly established children’s book market, but also with the figure of the child as it was employed for a variety of purposes in literatures for adult readers. Embracing a wide range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and considering a variety of contexts, these essays explore childhood as a trope that gained increasing cultural significance in the period, while also recognizing children as active agents in the worlds of familial and social interaction. Together, they demonstrate the varied experiences of the eighteenth-century child alongside the shifting, sometimes competing, meanings that attached themselves to childhood during a period in which it became the subject of intensified interest in literary culture.
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Very interdisciplinary - features work from scholars in a variety of other disciplines such as Education, History, Visual Culture/Art History etc Looks at at eighteenth-century childhoods from a variety of angles: as a set of expectations, desires, concerns, limitations, and capacities adults sought to address in their writing for young people; as a complex trope or symbol that performed a range of cultural work in the writings adults produced for one another; as a lived experience children recorded and actively shaped Examines a variety of literary cultures – novels, poetry, legal writing, periodicals, pamphlets, personal letters, graphic prints, and literature produced specifically for young readers
Herausgegeben von: link iconAndrew O'Malley