English | Children's Literature
L390 | 2035 | Nordloh [Instructor Change]


Lecture:
9:05a-9:55a MW (143) 3 cr.

Discussions:
2036 8:00a-8:50a F (28)
2037 9:05a-9:55a F (29)
2038 10:10a-11:00a F (29)
2039 12:20p-1:10p F (28)
2040 1:25p-2:15p F (29)

This course is designed for anyone considering a career as a children's
librarian, an elementary education teacher, or a children's
author/illustrator, as well as for anyone interested in the rich
literature created for or selected for children.  It will survey the
history of that literature in Europe, England, and America, and in both
prose narratives and poetry.  It will be particularly interested in
changing ideas of childhood over time, and with the ways the changing
forms of the literature express those ideas.  And because those changing
forms increasingly incorporate other media, we'll read and watch examples
emphasizing illustration, sound, and moving images.

Assigned texts will include--this is not an exhaustive list--Griffith and
Frey, eds., CLASSICS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 4th ed. (includes Lewis
Carroll, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, among
others); E.B.White, CHARLOTTE'S WEB; Maurice Sendak, WHERE THE WILD THINGS
ARE; and Tom Winton, BLUEBACK.  Course assignments will include
short-response papers, two short essays (4-5 pages), and midterm and final
exams.