About My Thesis

To give a short synopsis, my thesis is on the evolution of morality in children's fantasy literature, starting with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and ending with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997). When interwoven with historical context as well as critical analysis of the texts, my thesis examines how morality in children's fantasy … Continue reading About My Thesis


Thesis Post #5: Works Cited & Referenced

Works Cited Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2005. Print. Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess. Lexington: Maestro Reprints, 2013. Print. Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Infinity, 2005. Print. Griffith, John. "Charlotte's Web: A Lonely Fantasy of Love." Children's Literature 8.1 (1980): 111-17. Web. Kirk, Connie Ann. "Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays, and … Continue reading Thesis Post #5: Works Cited & Referenced

Thesis Post #3: Chapter 2

ii: Coming-of-Age in Children’s Fantasy Literature and the Moral Threat of Good and Evil The coming-of-age subgenre largely describes works which follow the growth of child characters, sometimes physically but more often morally, from childhood to adulthood. This does not necessarily denote that readers follow characters as they age, but rather as they experience the world … Continue reading Thesis Post #3: Chapter 2

Thesis Post #1: Introduction

Children’s fantasy literature, which is believed to have stemmed from the literary tradition of the folktale, has frequently been the platform on which to illustrate dynamic transitions in cultural beliefs and practices. As this genre is fantasy specifically addressed to children, it often provides an idealistic “second world” that allows child characters and readers alike … Continue reading Thesis Post #1: Introduction