publication . Article . 2013

Mobile characters, mobile texts: homelessness and intertextuality in contemporary texts for young people

Mavis Reimer;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Jun 2013 Journal: Barnboken - Journal of Children's Literature Research (issn: 2000-4389, eissn: 2000-4389, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Barnboken - Journal of Children's Literature Research
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Since the 1990s, narratives about homelessness for and about young people have proliferated around the world. A cluster of thematic elements shared by many of these narratives of the age of globalization points to the deep anxiety that is being expressed about a social, economic, and cultural system under stress or struggling to find a new formation. More surprisingly, many of the narratives also use canonical cultural texts extensively as intertexts. This article considers three novels from three different national traditions to address the work of intertextuality in narratives about homelessness: Skellig by UK author David Almond, which was published in 1998; ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: GeneralLiterature_REFERENCE(e.g.,dictionaries,encyclopedias,glossaries)InformationSystems_GENERAL
free text keywords: General Medicine, homelessness, metaphor, young people’s narratives, intertextuality, transposition, globalization, Kristeva, Julia, Street kids, Uncanny, Home, homelessness, metaphor, young people’s narratives, intertextuality, transposition, globalization, Literature and Literary Theory, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Cultural system, Narrative, Intertextuality, Thematic elements, Sign (semiotics), Metaphor, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Uncanny, The Symbolic, Literature, business.industry, business, History, lcsh:Literature (General), lcsh:PN1-6790
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