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Sambell, K. (2012). Beyond face value: playing the game with 'Sara's face. In Waller, A. (Ed.). Melvin Burgess, 81 - 97. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137262806, 9781137262790, 9781137262820
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Sambell, K. (2011). “Here’s looking at you, kid.’’ From Big Brother to Big Brother: teenagers under surveillance. In Ní Bhroin, C. & Kennon, P. (Eds.). What do we tell the children? : critical essays on children's literature, 182-195. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443837880
This chapter discusses the ways in which the young adult author, Melvin Burgess, engages with the theme of surveillance. It will focus on his 2006 novel, Sara's Face, arguing...
Sambell, K. (2004). Carnivalising the future: a new approach to theorising childhood and adulthood in science fiction for young readers. Lion and the Unicorn. 28(2), 247-261. ISSN 0147-2593
The comic narrative strategies that Reeve uses in Mortal Engines set it apart from the bulk of deeply serious, starkly pessimistic science fiction for young readers. Sambell i...
Sambell, K. (2002). Perspectives on the Meanings of childhood in near-future fantasies produced for young people. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. 88(2), 33-44. ISSN 0306-4964258
Sambell, K. (2002). Presenting the case for social change: the creative dilemma of dystopian writing for children. In Hintz, C. & Ostry, E. (Eds.). Utopian and dystopian fiction for children and youth, 163-178. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9780415940177, 9780415803649
Hintz, C., Ostry, E., Sambell, K. & Totaro, R. C. N. (2002). Annotated bibliography of utopian and dystopian children's fiction. In Hintz, C. & Ostry, E. (Eds.). Utopian and dystopian writing for children and young adults, 200-231. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9780415940177, 0415940176
This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's liter...