By equating the child to Virginia Woolf's common reader, the essay traces the story of children's readership from the 18c to the early 20c, highlighting on the one hand the dangers traditionally connected with the act of reading, and on the other the beneficial effects that could be gained from literacy, especially for girls.

The Child as Common Reader: the "true complexity of reading" and the progress from hell to paradise / F. Orestano - In: Acts of Reading : Teachers, Texts and Childhood / [a cura di] M. Styles, E. Arizpe. - Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, 2009. - ISBN 9781858564388. - pp. 97-112 (( convegno Acts of Reading : Teachers, Texts and Childhood from 18th Century to the Present Day tenutosi a Cambridge nel 2007.

The Child as Common Reader: the "true complexity of reading" and the progress from hell to paradise

F. Orestano
Primo
2009

Abstract

By equating the child to Virginia Woolf's common reader, the essay traces the story of children's readership from the 18c to the early 20c, highlighting on the one hand the dangers traditionally connected with the act of reading, and on the other the beneficial effects that could be gained from literacy, especially for girls.
children's literature; 18c. up to 20c.; lists of prescriptive reading; literacy for girls
Settore L-LIN/10 - Letteratura Inglese
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
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