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What is a crossover picturebook? - A case study of the adult reader’s and the child reader’s engagement with the spatiotemporal construction in 'How to Live Forever'

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This presentation examines the crossover phenomenon (that is, the transcending of age boundaries) particularly in the field of picturebooks. Although picturebooks are conventionally firmly connected with children, an increasing number of picturebooks tend to blur the boundaries between the child audience and the adult audience, hence the term “crossover picturebooks”. I will focus on the aesthetic qualities in a potentially crossover picturebook through a case study of the adult reader’s and the child reader’s engagement with the spatiotemporal construction in Colin Thompson’s How to Live Forever. Rather than make the results generalizable to a large population, my aim is to explore a new, fruitful way of looking at crossover picturebooks.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group series.

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