Picturebooks : Representation and Narration

Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina and Ommundsen, Åse Marie and Scott, Carole and Beckett, Sandra L. and Bosch, Emma and Arizpe, Evelyn and Christensen, Nina and Nikolajeva, Maria and Meibauer, Jörg and Lobato, Maria José and Cabo, Beatriz Hoster and Evans, Janet and Goga, Nina and Bjorvand, Agnes-Margrethe. Picturebooks : Representation and Narration. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014.

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Abstract (English)

"This volume discusses the aesthetic and cognitive challenges of modern picturebooks from different countries, such as Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. The overarching issue concerns the mutual relationship between representation and narration by means of the picturebooks’ multimodal character. Moreover, this volume includes the main lines of debate and approaches to picturebooks by international leading researchers in the field. Topics covered are the impact of paratexts and interpictorial allusions, the relationship between artists’ books, crossover picturebooks, and picturebooks for adults, the narrative defiance of wordless picturebooks, the representation of emotions in images and text, and the depiction of hybrid characters in picturebooks. The enlargement of the picturebook corpus beyond an Anglo-American picturebook canon opens up new horizons and highlights the diverging styles and genre shifts in modern picturebooks. This tendency also demonstrates the influence of specific authors and illustrators on the appreciation of the picturebook genre, as in the case of Astrid Lindgren’s picturebooks and the picturebooks created by renowned illustrators, such as Anthony Browne, Wolf Erlbruch, Stian Hole, and Bruno Munari. This book will be the definite contribution to contemporary picturebook research for many years to come" -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina (Director); Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina (Author); Ommundsen, Åse Marie (Author); Scott, Carole (Author); Beckett, Sandra L. (Author); Bosch, Emma (Author); Arizpe, Evelyn (Author); Christensen, Nina (Author); Nikolajeva, Maria (Author); Meibauer, Jörg (Author); Lobato, Maria José (Author); Cabo, Beatriz Hoster (Author); Evans, Janet (Author); Goga, Nina (Author); Bjorvand, Agnes-Margrethe (Author)
Dossier: 100 - THÉORIE / THEORY
Collation: xvii, 239 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780415818018
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Routledge
Copyright Statement: Taylor & Francis
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Includes bibliographical references, list of figures (p. ix-x) and tables (p. xi), biographies of editor and contributors (p. 227-231) and an index (p. 233-239).

Series Name: Children's Literature and Culture ; 97
Deposited by: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 22:19
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 18:18
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/24677
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