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Das Lesen neu erfinden. Zu Aspekten der Materialität in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur


Müller-Wille, Klaus (2019). Das Lesen neu erfinden. Zu Aspekten der Materialität in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. In: Dettmar, Ute; Roeder, Caroline; Tomkowiak, Ingrid. Schnittstellen der Kinder- und Jugendmedienforschung : aktuelle Positionen und Perspektiven. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler Verlag, 11-26.

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This article argues that children’s books are characterized by a surprisingly intense attempt to reflect on their own mediality and materiality. Such reflections are, moreover, closely connected to considerations of the act of reading. The interest in new sensory or even corporeal modes of reading is linked to an interest in the materiality of books. In the following I propose that Walter Benjamin should be considered as one of the most interesting theoreticians when it comes to the notion of the strange reading practices of children, reading as a material event and the representation of different reading scenes in children’s books. Analysis of Benjamin’s writings is used to throw a light on Kurt Schwitters’ typographical fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales about reading and books. – The article aims to illustrate the relevance of theories of materiality for research in children’s literature. It also outlines some of the new questions that the preoccupation with children’s literature could add to the theories of materiality.

Abstract

This article argues that children’s books are characterized by a surprisingly intense attempt to reflect on their own mediality and materiality. Such reflections are, moreover, closely connected to considerations of the act of reading. The interest in new sensory or even corporeal modes of reading is linked to an interest in the materiality of books. In the following I propose that Walter Benjamin should be considered as one of the most interesting theoreticians when it comes to the notion of the strange reading practices of children, reading as a material event and the representation of different reading scenes in children’s books. Analysis of Benjamin’s writings is used to throw a light on Kurt Schwitters’ typographical fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales about reading and books. – The article aims to illustrate the relevance of theories of materiality for research in children’s literature. It also outlines some of the new questions that the preoccupation with children’s literature could add to the theories of materiality.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Language:German
Date:13 December 2019
Deposited On:06 Jan 2020 10:41
Last Modified:06 Jan 2020 10:42
Publisher:J. B. Metzler Verlag
Series Name:Studien zu Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien
Number:1
ISSN:2524-8634
ISBN:978-3-476-04849-3
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-04850-9_2
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/permalink/f/5u2s2l/ebi01_prod011477095 (Library Catalogue)

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