The Resource Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature, by Tison Pugh

Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature, by Tison Pugh

Label
Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature
Title
Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature
Statement of responsibility
by Tison Pugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature examines distinguished classics of children's literature both old and new--including L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series--to explore the queer tensions between innocence and heterosexuality within their pages. Pugh argues that children cannot retain their innocence of sexuality while learning about normative heterosexuality, yet this inherent paradox runs throughout many classic narratives of literature for young readers. Children's literature typically endorses heterosexuality through its invisible presence as the de facto sexual identity of countless protagonists and their families, yet heterosexuality's ubiquity is counterbalanced by its occlusion when authors shield their readers from forthright considerations of one of humanity's most basic and primal instincts. The book demonstrates that tensions between innocence and sexuality render much of children's literature queer, especially when these texts disavow sexuality through celebrations of innocence. In this original study, Pugh develops interpretations of sexuality that few critics have yet ventured, paving the way for future scholarly engagement with larger questions about the ideological role of children's literature and representations of children's sexuality"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823.0099282
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.S49
LC item number
P855 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
Label
Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature, by Tison Pugh
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature -- "There lived in the land of Oz two queerly made men" : queer utopianism and antisocial eroticism in L. Frank Baum's Oz books -- Eternal childhood, taming tomboyism, and equine erotic triangles in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little house series -- Erotic heroism, redemptive teen sexuality, and the queer republic of heaven in Philip Pullman's His dark materials -- Dumbledore's queer ghost : homosexuality and its heterosexual afterlives in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels -- "What, then, does Beatrice mean?" : hermaphroditic gender, predatory heterosexuality, and promiscuous allusions in Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events -- Excremental eroticism, carnivalesque desires, and gross adolescence in Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl -- Masochistic abstinence, bug chasing, and the erotic death drive in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series -- Homosexuality and the end of innocence in David Levithan's Boy meets boy
Control code
ocn712651701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283040549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36986835
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)712651701
  • taylor0203831411

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