The Other in the School Stories

A Phenomenon in British Children’s Literature

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In The Other in the School Stories: A Phenomenon in British Children’s Literature Ulrike Pesold examines the portrayal of class, gender, race and ethnicity in selected school stories and shows how the treatment of the Other develops over a period of a century and a half. The study also highlights the transition from the traditional school story to the witch school story that by now has become a subgenre of its own.
The school stories that are analysed include selected works by Thomas Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Enid Blyton and J.K. Rowling.

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Ulrike Pesold, Dr. (PhD: University of Regensburg), taught in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Regensburg for several years and is currently working as a freelance translator.


All interested in literary and cultural studies, children’s literature, gender studies, questions of class, race and ethnicity and anyone interested in Harry Potter.