About the BookConcurrent with increasing scholarly attention towards children’s literature, Canons of Children’s Literature, (Vol. II) explores an emerging body of literature that has thus far garnered little serious critical attention. The book critically examines how children’s writers have positioned children as powerful participants in the project of enabling positive social transformation and argues that those children’s texts are crucially implicated in shaping the values of their readers.
The authors explore the fashions in which children’s texts respond to social change and global politics, giving shape to children’s perceived anxieties and desires. Deliberately concise, the book offers succinct yet beautifully written discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children’s books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children’s literature, the text showcases the growing importance of young adult literature and has paid careful attention to the diversity in children’s literature which will equip both the scholars and students of English literature with dynamic new responses on this ‘brave new literature.’About the Author/sA gold medallist from Patna University, Bihar, Sunita Sinha has been teaching as an Associate Professor in English in Women’s College, Samastipur, L.N. Mithila University, Bihar. She has authored two books: Graham Greene: A Study of His Major Novels and Post Colonial Women Writers: New Perspectives. Her editorial ventures include ten anthologies: (1) New Urges in Post Colonial Literature: Widening Horizons; (2) Reconceiving Postcolonialism: Visions and Revisions; (3) Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions; (4) Critical Responses to Kiran Desai; (5) New Perspectives in British Literature (Vol. I & II); (6) Indian Booker Prize Winners, (Vol. I & II); and
(7) Modern Literary Theories: New Perspectives, (Vol. I & II).
She has participated in many national and international seminars and conferences, chaired sessions at various seminars and has written many scholarly papers which have been published in various national and international journals. Her areas of interest are British, Indian, Australian and Canadian literature. She is the Honorary Editor/Director for Bihar, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd. She is the Assistant Editor of The Atlantic Critical Review and the Editor of The Atlantic Review of Feminist Literature.