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Young adult literature as a tool for survival: Alex Sanchez's rainbow boys series

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dc.title Young adult literature as a tool for survival: Alex Sanchez's rainbow boys series en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof Theories and Practices
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-191-9
dc.date.issued 2012
utb.relation.volume 3
dc.citation.spage 255
dc.citation.epage 262
dc.event.title 3rd International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2011-09-07
dc.event.edate 2011-09-08
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2011/TheoriesAndPractices2011.pdf#page=255
dc.subject American literature en
dc.subject gay literature en
dc.subject young adult literature en
dc.subject homosexuality en
dc.subject didacticism en
dc.subject paratexts en
dc.subject Alex Sanchez en
dc.subject Rainbow Boys en
dc.subject Rainbow High en
dc.subject Rainbow Road en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the use of literature as a tool for survival in the context of gay young adult literature, focusing on Alex Sanchez's series of novels, Rainbow Boys (2001), Rainbow High (2003), and Rainbow Road (2005). It argues that the didactic function, which is frowned upon in literature for adults, is not only accepted in literature for young adults but may even overshadow doubts about the literary quality of the works in question. This argument is further supported by an analysis of paratextual information, namely by a resource kit included in the novels. In order to understand the effect of such books on readers, interdisciplinary methods should be used. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1003035
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/12:43868199!RIV13-MSM-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43868292
utb.identifier.wok 000310174300024
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-30T12:14:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-30T12:14:01Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
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