response to it, aided the popularization of psychoanalytic theory. With increasing acceptance of psychoanalysis came two new genres of children's literature-known today as picture books and young adult novels-that were frequently fashioned as psychological in their forms and functions.Freud in Oz offers a history of reigning theories in the study of children's literature and psychoanalysis, providing fresh insights on a diversity of topics, including the view that Maurice Sendak and Bruno Bettelheim can be thought of as rivals, that Sendak's makeover of monstrosity helped lead to the likes of the Muppets, and that "Poohology"is its own kind of literary criticism-serving up Winnie the Pooh as the poster bear for theorists of widely varying stripes.
Kenneth B. Kidd is associate professor of English and associate director of the Center for Children's Literature and Culture at the University of Florida. He is the author of Making American Boys: Boyology and the Feral Tale (Minnesota, 2004).
Contents Introduction: Reopening the Case of Peter Pan 1. Kids, Fairy Tales, and the Uses of Enchantment 2. Child Analysis, Play, and the Golden Age of Pooh 3. Three Case Histories: Alice,Peter Pan, and Oz 4. Maurice Sendak and Picturebook Psychology 5. "A Case History of Us All": The Adolescent Novel before and after Salinger 6. T Is for Trauma: The Children's Literature of Atrocity Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index