Images of Christmas in contemporary children’s books: narratives and illustrations (Master thesis)

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This paper deals with numerous images of Christmas in contemporary Greek Children‟s books of 2000-2018 era. The aim of this research work is to examine both narrative technique and illustration of contemporary storytelling of the last two decades, assessing at the same time, any ideological massages and author trends about Children‟s books storytelling. In order to analyze the narratives, a combined approach is used, based on the G. Genette theory for the study of narrative techniques and the theoretical approach of Giannikopoulou for the study of illustrations. Also, key points such as the contemporary techniques, as features of the books under discussion, the surroundings elements, the image/narrative relationship, is examined. All fairytales belong to the Christmas thematic cycle, however, they‟re dealing with subjects that highlight universal ethics, such us love, unselfing giving, cooperation, solidarity, power of faith, interculturality, and contemporary social issues, such us, war, diversity, consumer-ism, ecology. Analyzing a reliable amplitude of specimen of the 2000-2018 era, it is easily demonstrated that their authors manage through the text and illustration, to display and high-light everlasting humanistic ethics, and to link tradition with trends and perceptions of con-temporary days.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών της Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Νηπιαγωγών
Subject classification: Παιδική λογοτεχνία
Keywords: Χριστούγεννα,ιδεολογία,αφήγηση,εικονογράφηση,μικροαφήγημα,νεοτερικότητα,αγάπη,παιδική λογοτεχνία,παράδοση,Christmas,ideology,narratives,illustrations,short story,contemporary,love,children’s literature,tradition
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