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Children's Literature

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Children’s Literature (often abbreviated as CL) is literature written specifically for children, about children, consumed by children and even written by children. It is often also referred as Children and Young Adult Literature because its general audience is less than eighteen years old but also often addresses people in their mid twenties. For instance, picturebooks and YA novels are important book publishing formats in this literature. However, it is mainly adults who are responsible for the production, distribution and reception of children's books. 

YA novel

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Young Adults novel (shortened as YA novel) is a literature subcategory within the Young Adult fiction genre. The concept of the young adult (YA) refers to adolescence and youth, though it is very context-dependent. According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YA books are those aimed at people from 12 to 18 years old (teenagers). In most of the cases, the protagonists of the novels fall within those age ranges, and the story is told through teenage eyes.

Graphic Novel

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Graphic novels are a contemporary literature form of long stories told in comics format. They have the same characteristics of comics: multimodality, cartooning techniques and elements (panels, gutters).

Comics

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Comics (generally referring to comic books and comic strips) are a popular form of visual storytelling that combines still images and text.

Picturebook

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The picturebook is a storytelling medium that presents its text in both verbal and visual language. According to Barbara Bader (1976), a picturebook is words and illustrations in a total design, “an item of manufacture and a commercial product; a social, cultural, historic document; and foremost, an experience for a [reader / beholder]. As an art form it hinges on the interdependence of pictures and words, on the simultaneous display of two facing pages, and on the drama of the turning page” (ibid., p.1).

Transmedia Storytelling

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Transmedia Storytelling is a concept that explains the distribution of media content across multiple media platforms. In a multi-layered media landscape, content is no longer confined to one medium, but rather works across media boundaries.

Canon

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The term canon, or canonicity, describes the rules of what is presented as true and what has happened within an imaginary world.

Young Adult

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The concept of the ‘young adult’, also synonymous with adolescence and youth, is one which is heavily context-dependent. Over time, the perception of the concept has shifted from merely a developmental outlook to one which is also bound by a socio-cultural understanding. Broadly, it is believed to be a stage between childhood and adulthood, and is influenced by several social, economical and cultural factors.
Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019) and the classical detective formula

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Chi-chieh Huang
12/10/2022
14 minutes to read

This article examines how director Rian Johnson follows and deviates from the classical detective formula to create a murder mystery filled with twists and turns in Knives Out (2019).

The Handmaid's Tale: Transmedia storytelling and Activism

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Iva Konstantinova
14/11/2022
10 minutes to read

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian text that underscores women's activism, bearing its transmedia potential. This article, therefore, examines how its thematic focus transcends other media toward political advancement for women.

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Literaire fictie in de democratische publieke ruimte

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Odile Heynders
17/06/2022
19 minutes to read

De democratie is in verval. Kunnen we literaire fictie gebruiken om het tij te keren? Odile Heynders bespreekt 'Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg' van Rodaan Al Galidi en 'Het uur van de olifant' van Otto de Kat om antwoord te geven. 

 

Two women read a digital story on their phone.

Digital Storytelling

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With daily activities and life moving online, digital stories that are specifically created for online publication are appearing. Digital stories make use of the the media's interactive, mulitplatform and multimodal affordances.

Geisha

GOLDEN vs. IWASAKI: Perspectives about Geishas

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Nathaly Yumi da Silva
14/12/2022
21 minutes to read

Golden and Iwasaki have totally different concepts about geishas. The conflict between them is clear: while Golden casts them as prostitutes, Iwasaki reveals them as artists. This article explores these perspectives.

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Lifelong learning: the Dark Academia aesthetic as a taste regime

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Iris Dumoulin
12/01/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, I will explore how dark academia can be defined as a taste regime and how specific practices relate to the investment in practical knowledge in order to gain capital on social, economic, and cultural levels.

Alice being warned by the rabbit he is terribly late

Alice in Wonderland and the power of medium

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Rebecca de Jongh
16/08/2021
6 minutes to read

A beloved story like Alice in Wonderland can completely change if the narrative is told through a different medium, such as a video game.