Beyond the Book

Beyond the Book

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November 2012 saw the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Childrena€™s Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University. The theme of the conference was the investigation of aspects of literature for children that were a€˜Beyond the Booka€™. From woodcuts to e-books, childrena€™s literature has always lent itself to reinterpretation and expansion. In its early days, this was achieved through different forms of retelling, through illustration and interactive illustration (pop-ups and flaps), and then through music, film, television and stage adaptation. The contributors to the 2012 conference explored the variety of means by which we transform literature intended for children, and celebrated the vibrant world of creativity that has sought, and continues to seek, different ways in which to engage young readers. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding have previously collaborated as the editors of earlier IBBY UK/NCRCL MA conference proceedings: Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People; Conflicts and Controversies: Challenging Childrena€™s Literature; and It Doesna€™t Have to Rhyme: Children and Poetry (Pied Piper Publishing, 2010, 2011, 2012).Blackwell and other altered book artists prove that a book is more than a stack of passive sheets of paper and encourage an ... Reading does not have to proceed in a forward movement characterised by the turning of successive pages. Interrupting the text can draw attention to certain aspects of a story while also creating new meanings and associations. ... By producing works that combine a sense of loss and longing with playful movement and innovation, she also asserts theanbsp;...

Title:Beyond the Book
Author:Bridget Carrington, Jennifer Harding
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-01-06


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