The Case of Peter Pan, Or the Impossibility of Children's Fiction

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 181 pages
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Peter Pan, Jacqueline Rose contends, forces us to question what it is we are doing in the endless production and dissemination of children's fiction. In a preface, written for this edition, Rose considers some of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian production of the play at the London Drill Hall in 1991, to debates in the English House of Lords, to a newly claimed status as the icon of transvestite culture, Peter Pan continues to demonstrate its bizarre renewability as a cultural fetish of our times.

 

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Contents

Peter Pan and Freud
12
Rousseau and Alan Garner
42
Peter Pan and Literature for the Child
66
Peter Pan and Commercialisation of the Child
87
Peter Pan Language and the State
115
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Jacqueline Rose is a lecturer and Director of Studies at Newnham College, Cambridge. She researches and teaches extensively on early modern political, religious and intellectual history.

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