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The Rhetoric of Character in Children''s Literature.

By: Nikolajeva, Maria.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (345 p.).ISBN: 9781461673507.Subject(s): Characters and characteristics in literature | Children -- Books and reading | Children’s literature -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Rhetoric of Character in Children''s LiteratureDDC classification: 809.927 LOC classification: PN1009.5 .C43 N55 2002Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Rhetoric of Character in Children''s Literature; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Why a Theory of Character?; Part I. Ontology and Typology of Character; Chapter 1 Approaches to Literary Characters; Chapter 2 From Hero to Character; Chapter 3 In Search of the Protagonist; Chapter 4 Collective Character; Chapter 5 From Collective Character to Intersubjectivity; Chapter 6 Secondary Characters and Character Constellations; Chapter 7 Complexity and Development; Part II. Epistemology of Character; Chapter 8 Character and Plot; Chapter 9 Authorial Discourse: Description and Narration
Chapter 10 Authorial Discourse: Actions and EventsChapter 11 Figural Discourse: Speech Acts; Chapter 12 Figural Discourse: Internal Representation; Chapter 13 Implicit Characterization; Conclusion: Returning to the Text; Bibliography; Name Index; Title Index; Character Index; Subject Index; About the Author
Summary: Through a variety of critical perspectives, Nikolajeva ponders the art of characterization, uncovering the essential differences between story (''what we are told'') and discourse (''how we are told''), and carefully distinguishing between how these are employed in children''s fiction and in general fiction.
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The Rhetoric of Character in Children''s Literature; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Why a Theory of Character?; Part I. Ontology and Typology of Character; Chapter 1 Approaches to Literary Characters; Chapter 2 From Hero to Character; Chapter 3 In Search of the Protagonist; Chapter 4 Collective Character; Chapter 5 From Collective Character to Intersubjectivity; Chapter 6 Secondary Characters and Character Constellations; Chapter 7 Complexity and Development; Part II. Epistemology of Character; Chapter 8 Character and Plot; Chapter 9 Authorial Discourse: Description and Narration

Chapter 10 Authorial Discourse: Actions and EventsChapter 11 Figural Discourse: Speech Acts; Chapter 12 Figural Discourse: Internal Representation; Chapter 13 Implicit Characterization; Conclusion: Returning to the Text; Bibliography; Name Index; Title Index; Character Index; Subject Index; About the Author

Through a variety of critical perspectives, Nikolajeva ponders the art of characterization, uncovering the essential differences between story (''what we are told'') and discourse (''how we are told''), and carefully distinguishing between how these are employed in children''s fiction and in general fiction.

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