Events of World War II in Slovak Children’s Literature: A Story for a Child of the Digital Age
M. Figedyova, O.Yu. Bagdasaryan
Available Online 13 May 2020.
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- history, historical memory, second generation memory, children’s literature
- 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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TY - CONF AU - M. Figedyova AU - O.Yu. Bagdasaryan PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/13 TI - Events of World War II in Slovak Children’s Literature: A Story for a Child of the Digital Age BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 581 EP - 585 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.106 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.106 ID - Figedyova2020 ER -