Topics include the development of the concepts of
“child” and “children” in Western culture; “Little Red Riding Hood” – a case
study of the concept of “child”; the self-image of authors of children’s
literature and the systemic constraints involved in writing for children; Danny
the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl;
ambivalent texts; The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and its
adaptations for small children; children and adults in children’s
literature; representation of the world of the child in texts; the “Hasamba” series by Yigal Mosinson; the status of children’s literature and the
character of translated texts; texts translated from system to system; Gulliver’s
1996, 465 pp., cat. # 10292
Professor Zohar Shavit, of the Unit for Culture Research, Tel Aviv
University, is a world authority in the fields of the child's culture, the
history of Israeli culture and the history of Hebrew and Jewish cultures.
She has written and edited more than ten books in Hebrew, English and
German, including a standard work on children's literature, Poetics of
Children's Literature (The University of Georgia Press, 1986).