Internationalism in Children's Series brings together international children's literature scholars who interpret 'internationalism' through various cultural, historical and theoretical lenses. From imperialism to transnationalism, from Tom Swift to Harry Potter, this book addresses the unique ability of series to introduce children to the world.
1. Introduction: Stepping Out into the World: Series and Internationalism; Karen Sands-O'Connor PART I: NINETEENTH CENTURY SERIES GO ABROAD 2. Young Americans Abroad: Jacob Abbott's Rollo on the Grand Tour and Nineteenth-Century Travel Books; Chris Nesmith 3. Our Girls in the Family of Nations: Girls' Culture and Empire in Victorian Girls' Magazines; Janis Dawson PART II: SYNDICATES, EMPIRES, AND POLITICS 4. The Stratemeyer Chums Have Fun in the Caribbean: America and Empire in Children's Series; Karen Sands-O'Connor 5. 'A Really Big Theme': Americanization and World Peace-Internationalism and/as Nationalism in Lucy Fitch Perkins's Twins Series; Jani L. Barker 6. 'A Bit of Life Actually Lived in a Foreign Land': Internationalism as World Friendship in Children's Series; Marietta A. Frank 7. Lost Cities: Generic Conventions, Hidden Places, and Primitivism in Juvenile Series Mysteries; Michael G. Cornelius 8. ''But why are you so foreign?'': Blyton and Blighty; David Rudd PART III: TRANSLATING HISTORIES AND CULTURES 9. 'Universal Republic of Children?': 'Other' Children in Dogan Kardes Children's Periodical; Deniz Arzuk 10. Wizard in Translation: Linguistic and Cultural Concerns in Harry Potter; Hilary Brewster 11. ''Hungry Ghosts'': Kirsty Murray's Irish-Australian Children of the Wind Series; Charlotte Beyer 12. Building Bridges to Intercultural Understanding: The Other in Contemporary Irish Children's Literature; Patricia Kennon Index