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Introduction

  • Nina Goga
  • Lykke Guanio-Uluru
  • Bjørg Oddrun Hallås
  • Aslaug Nyrnes
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Part of the Critical Approaches to Children's Literature book series (CRACL)

Abstract

The overarching question that guides Ecocritical Perspectives on Children’s Texts and Cultures: Nordic Dialogues is: How is nature represented in children’s and YA texts and cultures with an emphasis on a Nordic corpus? The emphasis on a Nordic corpus helps to fill a gap in international children’s literature criticism and broaden an appreciation of Nordic children’s literature. The introduction presents the background and scope of the volume and a short survey of its ecocritical influences, emphasizing contributions to the study of children’s and YA literature. The survey is followed by a presentation of The Nature in Culture Matrix (The NatCul Matrix), a conceptual tool developed by the NaChiLit group, which is one of the volume’s key contributions to the study of ecocriticism in children’s texts and cultures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina Goga
    • 1
  • Lykke Guanio-Uluru
    • 1
  • Bjørg Oddrun Hallås
    • 1
  • Aslaug Nyrnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Norway University of Applied SciencesBergenNorway

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