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Children's and young people's literature
(2,165 words)

1. Definition

In recent definitions, children’s and young people’s literature is defined as an umbrella term for the total prodution of works for children and young people [4. 2 ff.]. The spectrum can include all genres (Genre) that are also found in adult literature. Depending on its intended purpose, the term has various meanings, which lead to the identificatiion of different corpora: (1) the totality of all texts read by children and young people (the…

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Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina, “Children's and young people's literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022106>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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