Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

Events of World War II in Slovak Children’s Literature: A Story for a Child of the Digital Age

Authors
M. Figedyova, O.Yu. Bagdasaryan
Corresponding Author
O.Yu. Bagdasaryan
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.106How to use a DOI?
Keywords
history, historical memory, second generation memory, children’s literature
Abstract
Children’s and adolescent literature of recent decades is increasingly addressed to the events of the past and invites young readers to reflect on those periods of modern history that have become a kind of collective trauma. The article presents an overview of works of art that interpret the events of World War II and which are addressed to Czech and Slovak children and teenagers. The article considers the specifics of writers’ turn to historical discourse, describes how the figures of participants, contemporaries and heirs of historical events are represented in the works, and reveals the educational potential of books. Since the child reader exists today in the context of the digital environment and easily assimilates information from “different cultural channels”, the review includes not only literary texts, but also visual narratives close to modern children and adolescents (comics).
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