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"Just Breathing Isn't Living": Disability and Constructions of Normalcy in Nineteenth-Century Children's LiteratureDownload
This study seeks to demonstrate the ways in which disability is negatively and stereotypically presented in classic children’s literature and how it is used to prescribe constructions of normalcy. Although disability studies have become an increasingly popular avenue for critical study, one...
It was not until the later part of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century that Métis and Chicana/o authors began to create picture books as a counter-literary response to the discrimination that they faced as mixed-race peoples. The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the...
Characters with disabilities in contemporary children's novels: Portraits of three authors in a frame of Canadian textsDownload
This qualitative study explored influences on three Canadian authors who present characters with disabilities in children’s fiction. Portraits of these authors are framed by a discussion of contemporary Canadian children’s novels, offering curriculum ideas within the framework of critical...
My dissertation brings theorists of queer childhood (Bruhm and Hurley 2004; Edelman 2004; Stockton 2009) into conversation with contemporary North American queer young adult fiction (queer YA), a genre that I suggest has come to bear a heavy pedagogical burden in the wake of recent intense media...
When European children’s literature is adapted to North American film, parts of the stories are removed and changed in the hopes of producing something that will be considered acceptable in the target culture. Much of what is educational and cultural in the stories to begin with is removed...