Representations of Childhood Death

  • Gillian Avery
  • Kimberley Reynolds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gillian Avery, Kimberley Reynolds
    Pages 1-10
  3. Eda Sagarra
    Pages 154-168
  4. Kevin McCarron
    Pages 189-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


Recent events such as the massacres in Dunblane and Arkansas, the deaths of children in terrorist attacks, civil wars and famines, children born with AIDS, and the many abductions and murders of children - including some by children - have placed childhood death firmly in the public consciousness. But how do we understand what it means for a child to die? This book examines the way the deaths of children have been dealt with at different times and in different media. Each contributor has focused on a different way of representing the deaths of children - from superstitions about malign child ghosts through mothers' diaries to horror fiction - and more.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gillian Avery
  • Kimberley Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre for Research in Children’s LiteratureRoehampton InstituteLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62342-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62340-2
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