Beyond the Book

Transforming Children’s Literature
Author: Bridget Carrington,Jennifer Harding
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443855413
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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November 2012 saw the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University. The theme of the conference was the investigation of aspects of literature for children that were ‘Beyond the Book’. From woodcuts to e-books, children’s literature has always lent itself to reinterpretation and expansion. In its early days, this was achieved through different forms of retelling, through illustration and interactive illustration (pop-ups and flaps), and then through music, film, television and stage adaptation. The contributors to the 2012 conference explored the variety of means by which we transform literature intended for children, and celebrated the vibrant world of creativity that has sought, and continues to seek, different ways in which to engage young readers. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding have previously collaborated as the editors of earlier IBBY UK/NCRCL MA conference proceedings: Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People; Conflicts and Controversies: Challenging Children’s Literature; and It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme: Children and Poetry (Pied Piper Publishing, 2010, 2011, 2012).

The English Girls' School Story

Subversion and Challenge in a Traditional, Conservative Literary Genre
Author: Judith Humphrey
Publisher: Academica PressLlc
ISBN: 9781933146508
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 273
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An analysis of the English girls' school story as a literary site that deeply challenges and subverts traditional societal constructions while providing images of liberation and self-creation for girls and women assesses the influence of factors ranging from war and sports to imperial decline and evolving notions of love.

A World of Women

Growing Up in the Girls' School Story
Author: Rosemary Auchmuty
Publisher: Womens PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 221
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In this book, Rosemary Auchmuty looks at school novels with popular female heroines, such as the Abbey Girl books and the Chalet School series. She questions their ability to portray strong, independent women, and asks why the female authors often resort to the conventions of society, marrying the characters off into a life of domesticity.

Children's Literature Abstracts


Author: International Federation of Library Associations. Children's Libraries Section
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's literature
Page: N.A
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Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]

An Encyclopedia
Author: Claudia Mitchell,Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313084440
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 744
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Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls who are growing up faster today than ever before. Comprehensive in its coverage of the twenty and twenty-first century trendsetters, fashion, literature, film, in-group rituals and hot-button issues that shape-and are shaped by-girl culture, this two-volume resource offers a wealth of information to help students, educators, and interested readers better understand the ongoing interplay between girls and mainstream culture.

Life After Darkness

A Doctor's Journey Through Severe Depression
Author: Cathy Wield
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857757293
Category: Medical
Page: 219
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The remarkable and moving story of a doctor and mother of four who endured seven years of severe depression. Years of self-harm, attempted suicides and admissions to psychiatric units culminated in her resorting to brain surgery as a final attempt to escape her illness. The story of Cathy Wield covers the horrors of time spent in archaic institutions, the loss of any hope of recovery and certain death, to a full recovery following surgery. Today she has returned to her career and rediscovered the joys of life and her family. This story is one of hope from an often hidden and stigmatised disease.

The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English


Author: Lorna Sage,Germaine Greer,Elaine Showalter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521668132
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 696
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An alphabetized volume on women writers, major titles, movements, genres from medieval times to the present.

Hammer Complete


Author: Howard Maxford
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670072
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 992
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Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable Technicolor classics of horror? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures--and the television series? This lavishly illustrated two-volume encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, with entries covering all of the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians, as well as budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference is the last word on the cherished cinematic institution.

Die Nachtigall

Roman
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841211267
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende.

Vom Winde verweht

der berühmte Klassiker
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843707685
Category: Fiction
Page: 1120
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Keine andere Liebesgeschichte hat das Publikum auf der ganzen Welt so mitgerissen wie diese große Saga um die verwöhnte Scarlett O'Hara und ihren zynischen Verehrer Rhett Butler.Mit einzigartiger Intensität zeichnet Margaret Mitchell nach, wie eine große Liebe zerbricht und lässt gleichzeitig eine längst vergangene Epoche lebendig werden. Die Südstaatlerin Scarlett O'Hara ist jung und vom Leben verwöhnt. Als Tochter eines Plantagenbesitzers lebt sie im Luxus auf dem Familiengut Tara, und es mangelt ihr nicht an Verehrern. Doch der Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs verändert mit einem Schlag alles. Plötzlich muss Scarlett mit aller Kraft um die Erhaltung ihres Familienbesitzes kämpfen. Ein Mann taucht immer wieder in ihrem Leben auf und steht ihr in den Wirren der Nachkriegszeit bei: der skrupellose Kriegsgewinnler Rhett Butler. Zwischen ihm und Scarlett entwickelt sich eine große Liebe, doch beide sind auch viel zu stolz und eigensinnig, um diese Liebe zu leben... Margaret Mitchells Klassiker wurde sofort nach Erscheinen im Jahre 1936 zum Bestseller und hat seitdem Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt begeistert. Die legendäre Verfilmung drei Jahre später machte Vivien Leigh als Scarlett und Clark Gable als Rhett zum berühmtesten Liebespaar der Filmgeschichte.