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Children Reading Picturebooks. Interpreting visual texts
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Children Reading Picturebooks. Interpreting visual textsChildren Reading Pictures has made a huge impact on teachers, scholars and students all over the world. The original edition of this book described the fascinating range of children's responses to contemporary picturebooks, which proved that they are sophisticated readers of visual texts and are able to make sense of complex images on literal, visual and metaphorical levels. Through this research, the authors found that children are able to understand different viewpoints, analyse moods, messages and emotions, and articulate personal responses to picture books - even when they struggle with the written word.
 
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Futures for English Studies: Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education
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Futures for English Studies: Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher EducationFutures for English Studies brings together chapters by leading writers across the curriculum area of English to investigate how the component parts of English (literature, language, and creative writing) are located institutionally in higher education and to explore the interdisciplinary prospects of a subject which spans the humanities and social sciences.
 
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History of London
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History of LondonLondon is one of the greatest historic cities of the modern world. Once the hub of the British empire and the world's biggest port, it Is still one of Europe's principal business and financial centres and is home to the oldest parliamentary system and the world's most famous monarchy. As the capital turns its face towards the 21St century, this new edition of London's most complete and illuminating history looks both back and forward, providing fresh insights into the city's past and the challenges which face it in the future.
 
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Handbook of Children and Youth Studies
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Handbook of Children and Youth StudiesThis handbook gives a new scientific perspective to youth and childhood studies as multi scientific and interdisciplinary subjects which as such have not yet found their own framing in a particular discipline. It provides theoretical and methodological key debates and issues that develop and add an understanding of childhood and youth research discipline from a broader perspective. The Handbook on Children and Youth Studies draws on current thinking, but also challenges theoretical and conceptual orthodoxies in the field, drawing on interdisciplinary thinking and critical perspectives.
 
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Learning and Literacy in Medieval England and Abroad
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Learning and Literacy in Medieval England and AbroadHow did people know what they knew, and learn what they learnt? As Derek Pearsall’s introduction makes clear this is the primary focus of the collection of essays published in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York.
The learning materials included range from grammar books to mystery plays, and from court records to monastic chronicles, as well as liturgical and devotional texts. But the essays are not only concerned with texts alone, but with the broader and often fluid social environments in which learning took place.
 
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Learning in the Age of Digital Reason
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Learning in the Age of Digital ReasonLearning in the Age of Digital Reason contains 16 in-depth dialogues between Petar Jandrić and leading scholars and practitioners in diverse fields of history, philosophy, media theory, education, practice, activism, and arts. The book creates a postdisciplinary snapshot of our reality, and the ways we experience that reality, at the moment here and now. It historicises our current views to human learning, and experiments with collective knowledge making and the relationships between theory and practice. It stands firmly at the side of the weak and the oppressed, and aims at critical emancipation. Learning in the Age of Digital Reason is playful and serious.
 
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The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England
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The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern EnglandThis book is about the literary culture that emerged during and in the aftermath of the Great Plague of London (1665). Textual transmission impacted upon and simultaneously was impacted by the events of the plague. This book examines the role of print and manuscript cultures on representations of the disease through micro-histories and case studies of writing from that time, interpreting the place of these media and the construction of authorship during the outbreak. The macabre history of plague in early modern England largely ended with the Great Plague of London, and the miscellany of plague writings that responded to the epidemic forms the subject of this book.
 
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