Table of contents for Aesthetic approaches to children's literature : an introduction / Maria Nikolajeva.

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Introduction: Do We Need a Separate Aesthetics for Children's Literature?	
1	The Aesthetic of the Author	
	The Person Behind the Book (traditional biographical approaches)
	The Author on the Analyst's Couch (psychoanalysis)
	What Does It Mean: "To Write Like a Woman"? (gender studies)
2	The Aesthetic of the Work	
	Interpreting the Signs (semiotics)
	From the Whole to Details--and Back (hermeneutics)	
Textual Crossroads (intertextuality)
3	The Aesthetic of the Genre	
	Labeling (traditional approaches)
	Literature as Displacement of Myth (archetypal theory)
4	The Aesthetic of the Content	
	Literature as a Mirror (mimetic approaches)
	Literature as an Inner Journey (Jungian theory)
Literature as Time-Out (carnival theory)
5	The Aesthetic of Composition	
	Beginning, Middle, and End (traditional approaches)
	A Grammar of Stories (formalism and structuralism)
	What Makes a Story? (narrative theory)
6	The Aesthetic of the Scene	
	Time and Place (traditional approaches)
	Timespace (chronotope theory)
7	The Aesthetic of Character	
	Characters as Actors (structural approaches)
	Characters as People (mimetic approaches)
From Gender Roles to Gender Performance (gender theories)
	The Patricidal Child (Freudian theory)
	Characters as Design (narrative theory)	
8	The Aesthetic of Narration	
	Who Is Telling the Story? (traditional approaches)
	The Voice and the View (narrative theory)
9	The Aesthetic of Language	
	Elements of Style (literary stylistics)
	Language as Power (sociolinguistics)	
Imaginary and Symbolic Language (Lacanian theory)
10	The Aesthetic of the Medium	
	What Can Pictures Do? (picture theory) 
	From Book to Screen (transmediation) 
	Crossing the Borders (translation theory)
11	The Aesthetic of the Reader	
	What Do Children Really Read? (empirical reader research)
	The Reader in the Text (reader-response theory)
	Double Address, Dual Address, and Crosswriting
12	Conclusion: Which Tool Shall I Choose?
	Primary Sources
	Secondary Sources
Name Index	
Title Index	
Subject Index 	
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Children's literature, American -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Children's literature, English -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Children -- Books and reading -- North America.