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Using modernist techniques to promote deep reading in Y.A. fiction

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posted on 2024-06-03, 12:52 authored by M McRae, Leonie RutherfordLeonie Rutherford
This article applies the lens of modernism to a reading of contemporary young adult fiction. According to scholars like McHale, the primary concern of modernist writing is epistemological uncertainty. In using modernist techniques that promote this uncertainty it is argued that writers of young adult fiction can foster deep reading skills. The literary strategies of two contemporary Australian young adult texts – Sue Saliba's Something in the World Called Love (Penguin Books Australia, 2008) and Margo Lanagan's Touching Earth Lightly (Allen and Unwin, 1996) – are analysed to explore how these can provoke complex acts of interpretation.

History

Journal

New Writing

Volume

16

Pagination

128-138

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1479-0726

eISSN

1943-3107

Language

English

Grant ID

Deakin University Post PhD Publication Award

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Issue

2

Publisher

ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD