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Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade: New Paradigms for Young Readers

Ian Kinane

Abstract

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 characterised 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.

Keywords: Robinsonades, Didactics, Robinson Crusoe, Children’s Literature, Postcolonial studies, Island studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620047
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620047.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Kinane, editor