Acquiring the ability to read and analyze texts. Acquiring the ability to contextualize some key works of children's literature. Acquiring presentation skills.
While the powerful cultural role of children's literature cannot be denied, there is no agreement about how to define childhood or literature for children. Its problematic nature is underscored by the increasing tendency of distinctions between child and adult cultures to dissolve. This course examines some important genres, paying attention to changes in production, use, and appreciation of children's literature.
Jack Zipes et al eds., The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature: The Traditions in English. Norton, 2005. 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. The class will be conducted in English.
class attendance / oral presentations / short quizzes / watching assigned films / term paper
１．Introduction ２．Alphabets ３．Primers and Readers ４．Legends ５．Verse 1: Lullabies and Baby Songs ６．Verse 2: Nursery Verse ７．Verse 3: Riddles and Wordplay ８．Verse 4: Christina Rossetti and Robert Louis Stevenson ９．Verse 5: Pat Mora and Grace Nichols 10．Domestic Fiction 1: Charlotte Mary Yonge 11．Domestic Fiction 2: Laura Ingalls Wilder 12．Domestic Fiction 3: Louisa May Alcott 13．Domestic Fiction 4: Frances Hodgson Burnett 14．Domestic Fiction 5: L. M. Montgomery 15．Domestic Fiction 6: Lensey Namioka
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