New Frontiers of Educational Research

(Re)imagining the World

Children's literature's response to changing times

Editors: Wu, Yan, Mallan, Kerry, McGillis, Roderick (Eds.)

  • Combines for the first time two important fields – creativity and children’s literature
  • Cross-cultural perspectives to the key issues to creative education and children’s literature
  • Futures orientation to creativity, artistry, and problem solving for learning and research
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(Re)Imagining the world: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times considers how writers of fiction for children imagine ‘the world’, not one universal world, but different worlds: imaginary, strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. The chapters in this collection discuss how fiction for children engages with some of the changes brought about by new technologies, information literacy, consumerism, migration, politics, different family structures, cosmopolitanism, new and old monsters.  They also invite us to think about how memory shapes our understanding of the past, and how fiction engages our emotions, our capacity to empathise, and our desire to discover, and what the future may hold. The contributors bring different perspectives from education, postcolonial studies, literary criticism, cultural studies, childhood studies, postmodernism, and the social sciences. With a wide coverage of texts from different countries, and scholarly and lively discussions, this collection is itself a testament to the power of the human imagination and the significance of children’s literature in the education of young people. ​  

About the authors

Prof. Yan is a well-known science fiction writer in China and he is the first person teach science fiction course in both undergraduate and graduate level. He is the President of World Chinese Science Fiction Association. He was awarded Xingyun(Nebula) Award, and three times of Yinghe(Galaxy) Award in Chinese science fiction. He is the Director for the Research Center for Science Fiction and Creative Education at Faculty of Education of BNU. Prof Mallan has published widely in the field of Children’s Literature. She is the Vice President of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature. She was awarded the Dame Annabel Rankin Award for Outstanding Services to Children’s Literature. In 2005 she was made an Honorary Professor of Bejing Normal University. She is the Director for the multidisciplinary research centre – Children and Youth Research Centre at QUT.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Reading: From Turning the Page to Touching the Screen

    Hateley, Erica

    Pages 1-13

  • Knowledge: Navigating the Visual Ecology—Information Literacy and the ‘Knowledgescape’ in Young Adult Fiction

    Curry, Alice

    Pages 15-26

  • Consumption: The Appeal of Abundance in Bookspace and Playspace

    Mackey, Margaret

    Pages 27-41

  • Discovery: My Name is Elizabeth

    Nodelman, Perry

    Pages 43-53

  • Childhoods: Childhoods in Chinese Children’s Texts–Continuous Reconfiguration for Political Needs

    Bi, Lijun (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Re)imagining the World
Book Subtitle
Children's literature's response to changing times
Editors
  • Yan Wu
  • Kerry Mallan
  • Roderick McGillis
Series Title
New Frontiers of Educational Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36760-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36760-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36759-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42837-1
Series ISSN
2195-3473
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 157
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