Classes » ENGL 415, Fall 2019

Name

Children's Literature after 1900

Description

In this class, students will be introduced to the scholarly field of children's literature and culture while considering books written for children during the golden age of Children's fiction (1890-1939). The dominant paradigm of Children's literature written before World War Two is instruction and delight, a schema that implies the juxtaposition of politics and pleasure in children's texts. Children's literature is unique in English and cultural studies because it is a genre written for children by adults. As such, children's texts reveal a great deal about the assumptions adults make about what children ought to read, think, and know. This class will revolve around three overriding questions: What does it mean to say that a book is for children? What pleasures do Children's books offer their implied readers? How do these texts address ideologically fraught topics like gender, belonging, and colonialism?

Credits

3.0

Semester

Fall 2019

Instructor

Andrew Connolly

Schedules
  • Mondays, 10:30 to 11:50, West Campus Rm 301
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:50, West Campus Rm 301
Capacity

10/45

Tuition

$664.00
This tuition applies to domestic full-time students. Tuitions for international, senior, and auditing students may vary.

Fees

(None)

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