Writing the Australian Child: Texts and Contexts in Fictions for Children

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University of Western Australia Press, 1996 - Australian literature - 187 pages
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This collection of essays redresses the paucity of literary critical material explicitly theorising text created for children. Drawing on Australian children's books and a range of theoretical perspectives, the essays consider a variety of topics, from clothed animals as metafictional markers to post-modern versions of Peter Pan.

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About the author (1996)

Clare Bradford is a professor of literary studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, where she teaches and researches mainly children’s literature. Her 2001 book, "Reading Race: Aboriginality in Australian Children’s Literature", won both the Children’s Literature Association Book Award and the IRSCL Award of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature. Clare Bradford’s publications have appeared in "Canadian Children’s Literature", "Children’s Literature", "The Lion and the Unicorn", "Papers", and "The Children’s Literature Association Quarterly".

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