Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Regionalism: New Issue of German Journal

Regionalism in YA-fiction has experienced a renaissance in recent years. It provides regional identification and authenticity – and, not least, opens windows and doors to strange worlds for those children and young adults who live elsewhere.

In the new issue of interjuli, we take a tour through the literature of various regions: Christine Lötscher examines the application of legends and myths in Swiss YA-fiction, Grit Alter addresses the concept of identity formation in Canadian First Nation literature and Lara Brück-Pamplona investigates the influence of the Brothers Grimm on Brazilian folklore studies and children’s literature. Helene Ehriander examines the ideological background of the historical novels by Swedish author Solveigh Olsson-Hultgren and Torsten Mergen presents the literary archive as a possibility for extra-mural literary education.

In addition, I am delighted to present our new review section: Starting with this issue, we will regularly review primary and secondary literature concerning YA-fiction, the primary literature always matching our focal topic. Thus, we kick off by reviewing YA- regional literature from Germany, Austria, the US and Italy.

Check out our homepage for more information and abstracts of the articles and order your copy of interjuli 02/10 for 9,80€ online or by e-mail (

Kindest regards,
Marion Rana

interjuli Internationale Kinder- und JugendliteraturforschungOberflecken 25D- 65391 Lorch/Rhein


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