Tag Archives: Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature

Japan as Wonderland: From British Children’s Literature in Japanese Culture

By | October 18, 2023

The radical politician, Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, who had visited Japan in 1875, was perhaps the first person to draw a comparison between that country and Carroll’s fantasies. Concluding an article in The Fortnightly Review the following year, he declared that Japan’s ‘rural districts form, with Through-the- Looking-Glass-Country and Wonderland, the three kingdoms of merry… Read More »

The Dark Matter of Children’s Fantastika Literature: Speculative Entanglements

By | October 13, 2023

What is Fantastika? Fantastika is a word to describe fiction that deals in fantastical and speculative imaginings of all kinds. As an umbrella term used by critics and writers, Fantastika incorporates children’s and young adult literatures, as well as a range of genres and subgenres that cluster, like interconnected constellations, around the triple suns of… Read More »

Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature

By | March 8, 2018

Bloomsbury has been a committed publisher of literature for Children and Young Adults across its 30 year existence. Here at Bloomsbury Academic we are also dedicated to publishing the very best scholarship on writing for young people. In 2017 we’re delighted to be re-launching our flagship series Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature. Edited by Lisa… Read More »