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Published: 31 October 2019

224 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620047

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Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade

New Paradigms for Young Readers

Edited by Ian Kinane

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool English Texts and Studies LUP

  • The first collection of its kind to redress the gender imbalance within the modern Robinsonade, including analysis of texts written by female authors who have largely been neglected by traditional scholarship
  • Redresses the geopolitical and geographical biases within the Robinsonade genre by including texts from a broad range of socio-geographical cultures
  • Situates the study of the Robinsonade genre within a contemporary postcolonial context, updating existing scholarship which focuses largely on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fictions
  • Offers teachers, educators and scholars working in children's literature specific critical approaches to works of juvenile Robinsonades that are currently taught on school curricula
  • Explores lesser-known Robinsonade fictions for young readers as well as the covert didactics and ideologies within these works