Consumable Reading and Children's Literature

Food, taste and material interactions

Ilgım Veryeri Alaca | Koç University, Istanbul
ISBN 9789027211163 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257703 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Consumable Reading and Children's Literature explores how multisensory experiences enhance early childhood literacy practices through material and sensory interactions. Embodied engagements that focus on the gustatory experience and, in particular, the sense of taste are investigated by studying food-related narratives. Children’s literature and different reading scenarios involving consumable objects, packages, tableware and utensils are scrutinized. Surfaces, the underlying mechanisms that support children’s literature, are considered in connection to emerging media and groundbreaking technologies. The interdisciplinary nature of this work draws on material and surface science, human-computer interaction, arts and food studies. As innovation and everyday materials meet, the potential of hybrid narratives mimicking synesthesia emerges with discussions on cross-modal learning. This monograph will inspire the interest of not only students, teachers, scholars of children’s literature and child development but also researchers and practitioners across various artistic and scientific disciplines.
[Children’s Literature, Culture, and Cognition, 12]  2022.  xvii, 260 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSY – Children's literature studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT009000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022012545