Heaven Forbid: An Analysis of the Portrayal of Death in English-Language Picturebooks, with Comparison to Swedish and Norwegian-Language Ones

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English and American children’s literature differ from Scandinavian when it comes to the depiction of death. Verbal and visual differences range from the type of characters portrayed to the messages offered about who dies and what happens once they are dead. This may be explained by the disparate religious impact on people’s lives in the English-speaking and Scandinavian-speaking countries respectively, senior lecturer B.J. Epstein, University of East Anglia, England, argues in this article, which is the result of NBI-stipendet in 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationNorsk Barnebokinstitutt
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2021

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