L390 7636 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Romayne Rubinas Dorsey

11:30a-12:20p D (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.

L390 is an upper division English literature course designed to introduce adult readers to children’s literature and the interests of the field. In this particular section, we will explore our notions of childhood, in particular the role of imagination and fantasy in the lives of children and their relationship to literacy both textual and cultural. We will read several novels, several fairy tales and picture books as well as secondary materials provided on e-reserve and through other media. There will be one research paper, a researched presentation, quizzes on all readings, and two exams.

Possible texts include:
Jack Zipes, tr., The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Edward Gorey, Amphigorey
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
JM Barrie, Peter Pan
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory