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The Legitimacy Of Children's And Young Adult Literature As Literature, Timothy Akers Jan 2011

The Legitimacy Of Children's And Young Adult Literature As Literature, Timothy Akers

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This article offers the idea that children's and young adult literature is true literature and not merely a sub genre of fiction. There are unique critical approaches that can be applied to children's literature which can be used in the teaching and promotion of such literature.


Fractured Identity - The Jagged Path Of Diaspora In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Mistress Of Spices, Lisa Lamor Jan 2011

Fractured Identity - The Jagged Path Of Diaspora In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Mistress Of Spices, Lisa Lamor

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Representation of fractured identity issues is a thematic element powerfully present in the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Although identity is a commonly explored theme in general, it is through fragmentation in her novels that struggles are often identified and trauma is illustrated. Complex, fragmenting experiences of persons living in the Indian diaspora are frequently present in novels by Divakaruni along with continual employment of fracturing in terms of structure, imagery, plot, language, and character. In order to illustrate the presence of fracturization in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's literature, in this thesis I do an extensive textual examination of her ...


Kindred And A Canticle For Leibowitz As Palimpsestic Novels, Sue Vander Hook Jan 2011

Kindred And A Canticle For Leibowitz As Palimpsestic Novels, Sue Vander Hook

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This thesis is an investigation of a possible new categorization under the speculative fiction umbrella—a genre called palimpsestic novels. Palimpsestic novels are characterized by layers of time in the past, the present, and sometimes the future. In a fantastical setting, often with nonscientific time travel, the layers illuminate and provide contemporary significance to eras of history that have either become blurred or forgotten through time. The formation of a palimpsestic genre will provide an appropriate categorization for some speculative fiction novels that currently are nebulous mixtures of several genres, have no genre classification at all, or would better fit ...