Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this unit will analyse factors affecting the emergence and development of fiction for young adults as a distinctive literature category over the last twenty years. Students will also focus on recent trends in this field, including the development of a range of critical perspectives for interpreting themes, issues and responses to this literature by adults and adolescents.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2GCL


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDeclarations of Independence: empowered girls in young adult literature, 1990-2001RecommendedBrown, J (2002)LANHAM, MD: SCARECROW PRESS
ReadingsIdeologies of identity in adolescent fiction: the dialogic construction of subjectivityRecommendedMcCallum, R. (1999)NEW YORK: GARLAND PRESS
ReadingsWays of being male : representing masculinities in children's literature and filmRecommendedStephens, J. (ed)(2002)NEW YORK : ROUTLEDGE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Beagley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"


Assessment elementComments%
one 1000-word tutorial presentation20
one 2000-word research project45
two 750-word critical commentary on texts35