The Resource Melancholia and maturation : the use of trauma in American children's literature, Eric L. Tribunella

Melancholia and maturation : the use of trauma in American children's literature, Eric L. Tribunella

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Melancholia and maturation : the use of trauma in American children's literature
Title
Melancholia and maturation
Title remainder
the use of trauma in American children's literature
Statement of responsibility
Eric L. Tribunella
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tribunella (English, U. of Southern Mississippi) argues that within 20th century American literature for youth a strikingly recurrent theme involves the child-protagonist's irrevocable loss of a loved object (a friend, a dog named Old Yeller, an ideal, etc.) and subsequent maturation through the traumatic experience of love and loss. He addresses the cultural significance of this theme, applying insights from queer theory concerning normativity and normative development, as well as culturally sanctioned and prescribed subjectivities, particularly of gender and sexuality. He also employs concepts from trauma theory (from within the humanities), which offer a framework for understanding trauma as cultural discourse and mechanism for constructing and disciplining social subjects
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tribunella, Eric L
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M415
LC item number
T75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maturation (Psychology) in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Children's stories, American
  • Young adult fiction, American
  • Bildungsromans, American
Label
Melancholia and maturation : the use of trauma in American children's literature, Eric L. Tribunella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-154) and index
Contents
Losing and using queer youth -- A boy and his dog -- Knowing, unknowing, and the achievement of young adulthood -- Melancholic development and Revolutionary War fiction for children -- Melancholic sacrifice and the Holocaust in American children's culture -- Coda: physical trauma, childhood embodiment, and children's literature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 161 p.
Isbn
9781572336810
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010590
System control number
  • 3797446-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3797446
  • (Sirsi) o317383420
  • (OCoLC)317383420
Label
Melancholia and maturation : the use of trauma in American children's literature, Eric L. Tribunella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-154) and index
Contents
Losing and using queer youth -- A boy and his dog -- Knowing, unknowing, and the achievement of young adulthood -- Melancholic development and Revolutionary War fiction for children -- Melancholic sacrifice and the Holocaust in American children's culture -- Coda: physical trauma, childhood embodiment, and children's literature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 161 p.
Isbn
9781572336810
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010590
System control number
  • 3797446-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3797446
  • (Sirsi) o317383420
  • (OCoLC)317383420

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