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ENGS6-13 Option: Literature Written for Children 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

Children's literature is not simple or simplified. It is not easier to examine than adult literature. The first part of this course will be an introduction to the theory of children's literature, illustrated from various works of children's literature, both classics and less familiar ones. Questions we will be asking include: what is a child? What is childhood? How does this text contribute to the development of the child? Is a child reader different from an adult reader? What is a good children's book? Is it different from a good adult's book? What part does intertextuality play in children's literature?
In the second part of the course, students may choose a work of children's literature written in English, and give a short presentation on it, discussing one or more aspects of the work with the help of a theoretical model.
Assessment will be on the basis of the presentation or a 10+ page paper, and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies

Teachers

David Robertson, Teacher responsible
david.robertson[├Ąt]uta.fi

Teaching

6-Sep-2012 – 13-Dec-2012
Tutorials
Thu 6-Sep-2012 - 13-Dec-2012 weekly at 10-12, B4118

Further information

This course will be offered again in the spring term, at a different time.