ENGL 392 (3 cr): Children’s Literature (Previously ENGL 468)


Course Description

ENGL 468A-98A Summer 2018: “Enchanted, Disenchanted: The Child and the World” — Dr. Sarika Bose

The story of the child’s world, vision and experience has only recently become the object of serious scholarly attention; this is an exciting period for studying this topic, as new knowledge is being made all the time. In this senior course on Children’s Literature, we will be examining a variety of genres, from fairy tales and fantasy, to domestic realism, sexuality, adventure and war. Most of our texts are written about or from the point of view of a child or youth who challenges expectations and thus places the norms of a society under scrutiny. Readings of scholarly essays on genres and texts will support the understanding of the concepts and genres, and weekly discussion forums will provide opportunities to build our knowledge together as a community. This course is a prerequisite for programs in Education and Library/Archival Studies.

Text List

Please see the Textbook Order Form for the readings for this course: ENGL 392 Textbook Order Form.

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