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ENGL 234 - Children's Literature


FDR: HL
Credits: 3-4

Prerequisite: Completion of FW requirement. A study of works written in English for children. The course treats major writers, thematic and generic groupings of texts, and children's literature in historical context. Readings may include poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, and illustrated books, including picture books that dispense with text. Winter 2018: The Fairy Tale. This course is an adventure into our treasured cultural commons, the fairy tale. Readings include selections from the faerie lore of the ancient Celt, the conte de fees of French salons, the Märchen of the Brothers Grimm, the literary tales of Oscar Wilde, the modernist retellings of Angela Carter and Ann Sexton, and the short fiction of Neil Gaiman, Ransom Riggs, and Kelly Link. Students also read and discuss scholarly writings on fairy tales and respond with critical essays. Harrington.




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