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Title: Children's Neo-Romanticism : the archaeological imagination in British post-War children's fantasy
Author: Campbell, Nick
ISNI:       0000 0004 6499 8746
Awarding Body: University of Roehampton
Current Institution: University of Roehampton
Date of Award: 2017
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The focus of this study is a trend in British children’s literature concerning the ancientness of British landscape, with what I argue is a Neo-Romantic sensibility. Neo-Romanticism is marked by highly subjective viewpoints on the countryside, and I argue that it illuminates our understanding of post-war children’s literature, particularly in what is often called its Second Golden Age. Through discussion of four generally overlooked authors, each of importance to this formative publishing era, I aim to explore certain aspects of the Second Golden Age children’s literature establishment. I argue that the trend I critique is characterised by ambiguity, defined by the imaginative practice entailed in the archaeological view.
Supervisor: Priestman, David ; Waller, Alison Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Children's literature ; Fantasy fiction ; Landscapes in literature