Picture-Book Professors : Academia and Children's Literature
(Elements: Publishing and Book Culture)
Terras, Melissa M.
Cambridge Univ Pr 2018/10
211 p. 18 cm
Surveying fictional professors in texts marketed to children, this Element conveys how the stereotypical image of a professor is portrayed as old, white and male.
Surveying fictional professors in texts marketed to children, this Element conveys how the stereotypical image of a professor is portrayed as old, white and male. It provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature. This title is also available, with additional material, as Open Access.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Related research: representation, vocation, and higher education; 3. Research methodology; 4. An analysis of academics in children's illustrated literature; 5. Pedagogical, baffled, or mad: the stereotype of academics as plaything; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Appendix A. Children's books included in the analysis; Appendix B. Academics identified in children's literature, listed chronologically; Appendix C. Potential books identified (but unavailable).