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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education
ISBN 9780230301245
Publication Date December 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series New Casebooks

C. S. Lewis's seven-book series about the fictional land of Narnia has become an irrefutable classic. This collection of original, wide-ranging essays explores the past, present and future importance of The Chronicles of Narnia, providing the most current, and some of the most cutting-edge, research about this popular fantasy series.

MICHELLE ANN ABATE is Associate Professor of English at Hollins University, USA.

LANCE WELDY is Associate Professor of English at Francis Marion University, USA.

Series Editor's Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; L.Weldy
'Turkish Delights and Sardines with Tea': Food as Framework for Exploring Nationalism, Gender and Religion in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; R.Towns
Scapegoating and Collective Violence in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; M.Green
Moving Beyond 'All That Rot': Redeeming Education in The Chronicles of Narnia; K.Dorwick
War and the Liminal Space: Situating The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in the Twentieth-Century Narrative of Trauma and Survival; N.Norris
C.S. Lewis's Manifold Mythopoeics: Towards a Reconsideration of Eschatological Time in the Construction of The Chronicles of Narnia; J.M.Sommers
The Author, the Movie, and the Marketing: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and Early Reader Adaptations; R.Brock-Servais & M.B.Prickett
The Lion, the Witch and the Wii: Lewis' Theology in the Narnia Video Game; A.Clayton
Lewis and anti-Lewis: On the Influence of The Chronicles of Narnia on His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman; G.Bar-Hillel
'Beautiful Barbarians': Anti-Racism in The Horse and His Boy and Other Chronicles of Narnia; J.Taylor
Boy-Girls and Girl-Beasts: The Gender Paradox in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia; S.Rodriguez
Annotated Bibliography


Useful reading for a student interested in new approaches in the research of children's literature...this book opens new perspectives on the work of C.S. Lewis, which may encourage further scholarly discussion of his series as one of the most popular stories of fantasy fiction for children worldwide.' - Libri & Liberi
'The essays are accessible without being simple. Students reading the entire book will encounter a range of theoretical approaches being skilfully and productively applied to The Chronicles of Narnia.' - Richard C.Burke, Lynchburg College, USA
'This wide-ranging collection of essays focuses on currently high profile issues in, and approaches to, children's literature. It explores not only the original texts of The Chronicles of Narnia, but also their afterlife in films and other media, with helpful discussions of issues relating to adaptation. I'm not aware of an equivalent volume on C.S. Lewis.' - William Gray, University of Chichester, UK
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