Looking Glasses and Neverlands by Karen Coats
Lacan, Desire, and Subjectivity in Children's Literatue

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A “Choice” Outstanding Academic Title
This groundbreaking study introduces and explores Lacan’s complex theories of subjectivity and desire through close readings of canonical children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web, Stellaluna, Holes, Tangerine, and The Chocolate War, providing an introduction to an increasingly influential body of difficult work while making the claim that children’s textual encounters are as significant as their existential ones in constituting their subjectivities and giving shape to their desires.
 

About Karen Coats

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Karen Coats is an associate professor of English at Illinois State University.
 
Published April 1, 2004 by University Of Iowa Press. 202 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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