The Lost Child in Literature and Culture

The Lost Child in Literature and Culture

Author: Mark Froud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137584953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This book is an extensive study of the figure of the lost child in English-speaking and European literature and culture. It argues that the lost child figure is of profound importance for our society, a symptom as well as a cause of deep trauma. This trauma, or void, is a fundamental disruption of the structures that define us: self, history, and even language. This puts the figure of the child in context with previous research that the modern conception of ‘a child’ was formed alongside modern conceptions of memory. The book analyses the representation of the lost child, through fairy tales, historical oppression and in recent novels and films. The book then studies the connection of the lost child figure with the uncanny and its centrality to language. The book considers the lost child figure as an archetype on a metaphysical and philosophical level as well as cultural.

The Lost Child in Literature and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Mark Froud
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-18 - Publisher: Springer

This book is an extensive study of the figure of the lost child in English-speaking and European literature and culture. It argues that the lost child figure is of profound importance for our society, a symptom as well as a cause of deep trauma. This trauma, or void, is a
The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Terrie Waddell
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-27 - Publisher: Routledge

The mythologising of lost and abandoned children significantly influences Australian storytelling. In The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film, Terrie Waddell looks at the concept of the ‘lost child’ from a psychological and cultural perspective. Taking an interdisciplinary Jungian approach, she re-evaluates this cyclic storytelling motif in history, literature, and
Possessed Child Narratives in Literature and Film
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: A. Schober
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-30 - Publisher: Springer

This book undertakes a study of the trope of possessed child in literature and film. It argues that the possessed child is fundamentally an American phenomenon which, first, may be traced to the Calvinist bias of the US as a nation founded on Puritanism and, second, to the rise of
Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Bonnie Lander Johnson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-26 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Bonnie Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed the construction of different literary genres. Drawing on a range of materials, from
Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Sandra Dinter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Since the 1980s novels about childhood for adults have been a booming genre within the contemporary British literary market. Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel offers the first comprehensive study of this literary trend. Assembling analyses of key works by Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing, P. D. James, Nick Hornby, Sarah