AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Spatialities of Emotion : Place and Non-place in Children’s Picture Books
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'One of the key functions of literature and film is to represent and evoke emotion. Unlike conventional narrative approaches common to novels and films that rely on narrative action and dialogue to evoke emotion, picture books offer a different affect through minimal dialogue or description, aesthetics, and stylistic inventiveness. The concept of non-place offers an additional means for exploring how places and spaces in picture books embody some of the characteristics that Augé describes. Writers for young people often promote emotional engagement with characters and place by orienting their readers in both real and imaginary spaces, creating geographies of emotion.' 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Affect, Emotion, and Children's Literature : Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults Kristine Moruzi (editor), Michelle J. Smith (editor), Elizabeth Bullen (editor), New York (City) Abingdon : Routledge , 2018 11984823 2018 anthology criticism

    'This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialisation and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picture books, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children’s and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children’s and young adult literature.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    New York (City) Abingdon : Routledge , 2018
    pg. 129-145
Last amended 20 Dec 2018 10:04:28
129-145 Spatialities of Emotion : Place and Non-place in Children’s Picture Bookssmall AustLit logo
    Powered by Trove