Reading In The Dark edited By Jessica R. McCort

Full Title: Reading In The Dark: Horror In Children's Literature And Culture
Author/Editor(s): Jessica R. McCort
ISBN: 1496806441, 9781496806444
Publisher: University Press Of Mississippi
Published Place: Jackson
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2015042507
Series: Children's Literature Association Series
Number of pages: 250 (viii, 250 pages)
Categories:
Children's Literature > History And Criticism
Children > Books And Reading > History
Children's Films > History And Criticism
Horror Films > History And Criticism
Children's Mass Media > History
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature > Bisacsh
Children > Books And Reading > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00854849
Children's Films > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00855771
Children's Literature > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01759351
Children's Mass Media > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00856169
Horror Films > Fast > (OCoLC)fst00960370


Content:
"Dark novels, shows, and films targeted toward children and young adults are proliferating wildly. It is even more crucial now to understand the methods by which such texts have traditionally operated and how those methods have been challenged, abandoned, and appropriated. Reading in the Dark fills a gap in criticism devoted to children's popular culture by concentrating on horror, an often-neglected genre. These scholars explore the intersection between horror, popular culture, and children's cultural productions, including picture books, fairy tales, young adult literature, television, and monster movies. Reading in the Dark looks at horror texts for children with deserved respect, weighing the multitude of benefits they can provide for young readers and viewers. Refusing to write off the horror genre as campy, trite, or deforming, these essays instead recognize many of the texts and films categorized as "scary" as among those most widely consumed by children and young adults. In addition, scholars consider how adult horror has been domesticated by children's literature and culture, with authors and screenwriters turning that which was once horrifying into safe, funny, and delightful books and films. Scholars likewise examine the impetus behind such re-envisioning of the adult horror novel or film as something appropriate for the young. The collection investigates both the constructive and the troublesome aspects of scary books, movies, and television shows targeted toward children and young adults. It considers the complex mechanisms by which these texts communicate overt messages and hidden agendas, and it treats as well the readers' experiences of such mechanisms"

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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BD24.113648-11-6237434
Other ID: 930257165(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: PN1009.A1 R413 2016
Dewey Decimal: 809/.89282
Released Date: 20160623

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APA Style:
McCort, J.R. (2016). Reading In The Dark: Horror In Children's Literature And Culture. Jackson: University Press Of Mississippi.

MLA Style:
McCort, Jessica R.. Reading In The Dark: Horror In Children's Literature And Culture. Jackson: University Press Of Mississippi, 2016. Print.

Chicago Style:
McCort, Jessica R.. Reading In The Dark: Horror In Children's Literature And Culture. Jackson: University Press Of Mississippi, 2016.