Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood by Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison

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By Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison

The essays during this assortment handle the connection among kids and cultural reminiscence in texts either for and approximately children. the gathering total is worried with how cultural reminiscence is formed, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, occasionally towards dominant nationwide narratives, and infrequently for the advantage of younger readers who're assumed to not own any past cultural reminiscence. From the leading edge improvement of faculty libraries within the Twenties to the position of utopianism in solving cultural reminiscence for youngster readers, it offers a serious check out little ones and ideologies of formative years as they're represented in a large spectrum of texts, together with movie, poetry, literature, and structure from Canada, the USA, Japan, Germany, Britain, India, and Spain. those cultural types collaborate to form principles and values, in flip contributing to dominant discourses approximately nationwide and worldwide citizenship. The essays integrated within the assortment suggest that early life is an oft-imagined idealist development established largely on participation, identification, and belief; youth is invisible and tangible, fascinating and exciting, and from time to time elusive at the same time cultural and literary artifacts recreate it. Children and Cultural reminiscence in Texts of Childhood is a worthy source for students of children’s literature and tradition, readers attracted to youth and beliefs, and people operating within the fields of diaspora and postcolonial studies.

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MSS. 294, 526-D-3, Vancouver Poetry Society fonds (hereafter in the notes as VPS). Alice M. Winlow to Cowie, 5 Nov. 1926, fi le 1–20, CF; “California Guests are Complimented by Poetry Society” (undated newspaper clipping, ca. 1926), Scrapbook 1916–1945, 526-E-4, fi le 2, VPS. The talk was apparently similar in focus to Cowie’s article “A Collection of Canadiana,” which was published in the British Columbia Monthly in December 1926. Alice M. Winlow to Cowie, 24 January 1927, fi le 1–20, CF. Annie Charlotte Dalton to Cowie, 20 April 1927, file 1–6, CF.

M. ”38 He also sent a copy of his novel The Master Breed (1923), inscribed to “Miss Margaret C. ”39 At a time when the aims and methods of the marketing of Canadian literature were being debated, many authors explicitly linked the classroom library with the development of a readership for Canadian literary production, echoing the debate between the CAA and The Canadian Forum. 42 Cowie was diligent in issuing invitations to authors who were scheduled to appear in Vancouver on speaking tours. ”46 While Durkin was clearly happy to speak to the class, other authors were more non-committal.

MSS. 294, 526-D-3, Vancouver Poetry Society fonds (hereafter in the notes as VPS). Alice M. Winlow to Cowie, 5 Nov. 1926, fi le 1–20, CF; “California Guests are Complimented by Poetry Society” (undated newspaper clipping, ca. 1926), Scrapbook 1916–1945, 526-E-4, fi le 2, VPS. The talk was apparently similar in focus to Cowie’s article “A Collection of Canadiana,” which was published in the British Columbia Monthly in December 1926. Alice M. Winlow to Cowie, 24 January 1927, fi le 1–20, CF. Annie Charlotte Dalton to Cowie, 20 April 1927, file 1–6, CF.

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