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Between Generations – Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature - University Press of Mississippi
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Between Generations: Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Victoria Ford Smith


Between Generations recuperates a tradition of adult-child collaboration in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British children’s literature and culture, charting the emergence of new models of authorship and a growing cultural imperative to recognize the young as active, creative agents. The book examines the intergenerational partnerships that generated pivotal texts from the Golden Age of children’s literature, from “The Pied Piper” to Peter Pan, and in doing so challenges popular critical narratives that read actual young people solely as social constructs or passive recipients of tex ... More

Keywords: children’s literature, collaboration, child agency, Victorian, authorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496813374
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Ford Smith, author
University of Connecticut