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Black, Rebecca; Alexander, Jonathan; Chen, Vicky; Duarte, Jonathan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
From literary canons all the way to the motion picture industry, the artistic and popular cultural experience of marginalized or nonmainstream groups has been one of being represented by the other. In this article, we explore how online fanfiction, as an audience-driven, interactive form of writing, may offer a way for members of nonmainstream…
Descriptors: Autism, Literature, Electronic Publishing, Disadvantaged
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Trudeau, Lyn – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2018
Indigenous representation in various genres has always been questionable in regards to who has a voice, and content that is culturally sensitive and appropriate. This paper critically examines the controversial theatrical play "Pig Girl" (Murphy, 2013) through the lens of Robin Bernstein's (2011) "scriptive things" theory.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Foreign Policy, Violence
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Park, Mee Ryoung – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This paper examines the domestication of children literature through the comparative study of two translations of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Vladimir Nabokov and Boris Zakhoder. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has a reputation for being difficult to translate into foreign languages due to its strong linguistic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Translation, Childrens Literature, Fiction
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Pond, Julia – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Adolescent literature often seeks to examine the emotional, psychological, and physical growth of adolescents. Psychologists, sociologists, and childhood studies experts have all claimed the importance of adolescence as a time of identity formation. Erik Erikson provides an apt term for this important phase in an individual's life: moratorium,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Development, Self Concept, Developmental Stages
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Giovanelli, Marcello – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" (2009) charts the story of Nobody Owens, a boy who is adopted by supernatural entities in the local graveyard after his family is murdered. This article draws on the notion of the "construed reader," and combines two cognitive stylistic frameworks to analyse the opening section of the novel.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adoption, Family Environment, Literary Devices
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Bell, Katherine – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Novels from the "Dear Canada" series of historic fiction, published by Scholastic Canada, currently populate the shelves of school classrooms and libraries across Canada. This study explores two "Dear Canada" novels that chronicle significant moments in Atlantic Canadian history: Janet McNaughton's novel (Flame and ashes: The…
Descriptors: Females, Fiction, Childrens Literature, History
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Ciocia, Stefania – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The early reception of D.B.C. Pierre's "Vernon God Little" (2003) has been characterized by comparisons with two canonical literary antecedents: J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (1991/1951) and, at a greater remove, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). The three novels capitalize on the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Novels, Adolescents, Narration
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Hamamra, Bilal Tawfiq; Qararia, Salsabil – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Bilingualism and biculturalism have a very immediate impact on the make-up of literary works of bilingual and bicultural authors with immediate linguistic traces of bilingual and bicultural mosaic of textual creation. Code-switching is a linguistic and cultural practice used by bilinguals in writing and speaking. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Authors, Bilingualism, Biculturalism
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Jerónimo, Heather – Hispania, 2018
Elvira Lindo's novel "Una palabra tuya" (2005) explores the ways in which shifting familial roles affect the identity of individual family members, highlighted by Encarnación and Rosario's changing mother/daughter relationship, which is impacted by dementia. This debilitating illness converts the roles of parent and child to those of…
Descriptors: Dementia, Parent Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Parent Background
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Li, Yanghua – English Language Teaching, 2018
August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" tells the life predicaments of the patrons at Memphis' restaurant in the 1960s. Though Wilson avoids addressing the interracial conflicts and movements on stage to eschew protesting and propaganda, they as social background could not be totally ignored in the play. The paper analyses Wilson's use of…
Descriptors: Authors, Propaganda, Political Attitudes, African Americans
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Williams, Catherine – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2018
This article explores the topic of adulthood within children's literature. Because adults author, illustrate, and produce children's literature, adults construct what childhood looks like, as well as the degree of diverse representation within children's texts. The varied, and sometimes conflicting, depictions of child characters reveal the…
Descriptors: Adults, Childrens Literature, Individual Development, Definitions
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Sachs, Aaron Dickinson; Schönfeldt-Aultman, Scott M. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
The authors utilise the format of a dialogue in this essay to explore the place of hip-hop in the United States College classroom. Dialogue fosters a spirit of collaboration that generates more reflective responses and can spark new ideas that would be difficult to think of individually. Previous scholarship has also argued that hip-hop is itself…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Popular Culture, Literary Devices, Classroom Communication
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los Ríos, Cati V. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2018
This article examines instances of a U.S.-Mexican transnational youth honing his critical translingual literacy skills through his engagement with corridos, Mexican balladry in Spanish that often emphasizes injustice and border strife. The author relies on ethnographic classroom observations, the student's journals, and semistructured interviews…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Mexican Americans, Spanish, Justice
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Alqaryouti, Marwan Harb; Ismail, Hanita Hanim – English Language Teaching, 2018
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (1610-1611) is one of the controversial plays regarding whether to be placed in the purview of colonialism or anti-colonialism. The bard sketches two antithetical characters in the course of the play, Prospero and Caliban, who form the two extremes of the self against the other dichotomy. This study aims at…
Descriptors: Drama, English Literature, Foreign Policy, Literary Devices
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Hakobyan, Liana – Hispania, 2018
This article examines Julio Cortázar's short story "Las babas del diablo" from a visual perspective and at the intersection of Roland Barthes's ideas on photography and Severo Sarduy's theory on the Neobaroque. I propose that in "Las babas del diablo" photography and the Neobaroque--two seemingly unrelated concepts--interact…
Descriptors: Novels, Imagery, Photography, Narration
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