HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

EDU2HCL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students investigate the development of literature for children from the traditional literatures of myth and legend, folk and fairy tales, through early publishing, to the emergence of genres of adventure, fantasy and realism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will choose a topic relevant to this subject, and research content and commentary about it.  They will present that material in several formats, and according to a range of criteria, firstly as an annotated bibliography and then as a multi-page website. Students will assess and critique the authority, reliability and usefulness of researched material and resources in relation to a relevant topic of their own choice, and according to a range of set criteria for selection and presentation.  They will also consider texts and themes in response to  formal examination questions.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEDU2GCL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsEDU1HCL

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Happily Ever After: fairy tales, children and the culture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorZipes, J

Year2013

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ISBN1135252963, 9781135252960

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Happily Ever After: fairy tales, children and the culture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorZipes, J.

Year1997

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PublisherNEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE

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Deconstructing the Hero: Literacy theory and children's literature

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHourihan, M.

Year1997

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLONDON, NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE

ISBN0203974107, 9780203974100

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise archetypes, symbols, structures and motifs from traditional literature that are present in current children's and young adult literature
02. Critique specific texts, including unfamiliar ones, in terms of theoretical perspectives, social and historical contexts, and styles used by particular authors or author/illustrators
03. Evaluate critically the derivative nature of stories and story-telling and identify retellings and revisions of traditional and 'classic' stories

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