Acquiring the ability to read and analyze texts. Acquiring the ability to contextualize some key works of children's literature. Acquiring presentation skills.
How were the images of childhood and the child transformed in Edwardian to modern children's literature? Continuing our exploration from the first semester, this course examines the significance of some classic works together with their contribution to our concepts of childhood.
Jackie Wullshlager, Inventing Wonderland, Methuen, 1995. J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan and Other Plays. OUP, 1999. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. Penguin, 2004. Other texts will be announced at the end of the first semester. Handouts to be distributed in class.
Humphrey Carpenter and Marie Prichard eds. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. OUP, 1999. Victor Watson ed. The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English. CUP, 2001.
Active participation in class. Preparation for presentations. Preliminary reading.
class attendance / oral presentations / short quizzes / watching assigned films / term paper
１．Images of Childhood 4: The Edwardian Period ２．Intertextualities 3: Wilde, Housman ３．Peter Pan 1: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens ４．Peter Pan 2: Peter Pan ５．Peter Pan 3: Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy ６．Potter, Burnett, Stevenson 1 ７．Potter, Burnett, Stevenson 2 ８．The Wind in the Willows 1 ９．The Wind in the Willows 2 10．The Wind in the Willows 3 11．Winnie-the-Pooh 1 12．Winnie-the-Pooh 2 13．Winnie-the-Pooh 3 14．Intertextualities 4: The Jolly Postman 15．Intertextualities 5: From Alice to Lolita
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