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Writing for or writing about children? The representation of childhood in Contemporary Italian fiction

Rorato, L. (2013) Writing for or writing about children? The representation of childhood in Contemporary Italian fiction. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49 ((2)). pp. 145-153. DOI: 10.1093/fmls/cqs068

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Abstract

Building on Roni Natov's concept of a �poetics of childhood� and on recent debates about the image of the child in literature, this article looks at how Fabrizia Ramondino, Nicoletta Vallorani and Susanna Tamaro promote relational models of interaction between adults and children, thus challenging the patriarchal concept of authority that has always conditioned people's understanding of childhood and is responsible for (a) the unproductive tendency to retrospectively idealize childhood as an idyllic phase in life and (b) the abuses of power which too frequently characterize the adult�child relationship. The aforementioned authors dispel the myth of childhood as an age of innocence and argue that children should be seen as human agents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Arts and Humanities > School of Modern Languages
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:44
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 03:35
ISSN: 0015-8518
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/901
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1093/fmls/cqs068
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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