Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade

BookDidactics and the Modern Robinsonade

Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade

New Paradigms for Young Readers

Liverpool English Texts and Studies, 75


September 6th, 2019



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Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade examines modern and contemporary Robinsonade texts written for young readers, looking specifically at the ways in which later adaptations of the Robinson Crusoe story subvert both traditional narrative structures and particular ideological codes within the genre. This collection redresses both the gender and geopolitical biases that have characterized most writings within the Robinsonade genre since its inception, and includes chapters on little-known works of fiction by female authors, as well as works from outside the mainstream of Anglo-American culture.

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Ian Kinane is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Roehampton.