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Reading in the DarkHorror in Children's Literature and Culture$
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Jessica R. McCort

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496806444

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Why Horror? (Or, The Importance of Being Frightened)

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(p.3) Introduction
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Reading in the Dark
Author(s):

Jessica R. McCort

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0001

The introduction begins the book’s discussion of why some children and young adults are drawn to horror. It attempts to define the term “horror,” especially in relation to children’s literature and culture, and seeks to consider the ways in which frightening elements emerge in children’s literature and culture. It also provides an overview of the essays included in the volume and how they are in conversation with one another.

Keywords:   Horror, Children’s Literature, Young Adult, Frightening, Children’s culture

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