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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Seriously Playful : Genre, Performance & Text
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Seriously Playful is a collection of essays reflecting the interdiscursive nature of children's literary criticism. Originally presented as papers at the 5th Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference (Brisbane, 2001), the essays draw upon a range of critical theories, including theories of performativity and performance; linguistics; gender studies; literary studies; semiotics and art criticism; postcolonial theory; queer theory and film aesthetics. The contributors interpret the theme through a remarkable performance across a diversity of children's texts and genres: poem, song, novel, picture book, computer games, and film. Using sub-sections Words and Pictures; Gender and Race; Space and Time; Fun and Games, the end result is a seriously playful approach to textual analysis which is both stimulating and entertaining.


  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Flaxton, Nambour area, Nambour - Palmwoods - Yandina area, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, South East Queensland, Queensland,:Post Pressed , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Performing Picture Books, Elizabeth Parsons , single work criticism
Parsons investigates adult reading of picture books to children as performance.
(p. 31-41)
Performances of Colour : Narratives of Passing in Settler-Society Texts, Clare Bradford , single work criticism
In this paper, Bradford focuses on settler-society texts involving characters who move across the psychological and physical boundaries dividing races.
(p. 77-84)
Subversive and Therapeutic: The Imaginative Power of Child's Play in Morris Gleitzman's Recent Fiction, Jeri Kroll , single work criticism (p. 225-238)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Flaxton, Nambour area, Nambour - Palmwoods - Yandina area, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, South East Queensland, Queensland,: Post Pressed , 2004 .
      Extent: 286p.
      ISBN: 1-876682-62-0
Last amended 30 Aug 2007 08:36:49