Laura M. Nicosia
Laura Nicosia (PhD, New York University) is Professor of English at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where she teaches all things American literature, Young Adult/Children’s Literatures, Speculative Fiction: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and literary theory. Nicosia is the author of Educators Online: Preparing Today’s Educators for Tomorrow’s Digital Literacies, co-editor of Through a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Century, co-editor of Critical Insights: John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, and co-editor of the two-volume set, Notable American Writers.
Books by Laura M. Nicosia:
There are novels that portray cities as magical places, others as stifling, imposing environments, and others still as a gritty but beautiful, living landscape. Cities can be the center of culture, business, the arts, and are the meeting places for diversities of all kinds. Examining Images of Urban Life gathers contributions from scholars, educators, and young adult authors, like Benjamin Alire Saenz and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, who consider how living in a city affects character identity and growth, and the ways authors world-build the urban setting. The collection discusses what the urban landscape means, and dispels the media-driven, anecdotally propagated preconceptions about city living.
Urban life is varied and rich, just as its literature is. The collection revolves around a reconsideration of what the city represents, to its readers and to its inhabitants, and serves as a resource in urban settings, wherein teachers can select books that mirror and advocate for the students sitting in their classes.
Perfect for courses such as: Young Adult Literature | Children’s Literature | Elementary Literacy | Reading and Literacy | Methods of Teaching | Public Purposes of Education | Educational or Historical Foundations of Education | Urban Studies | Media and Library Sciences
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