English N166

Special Topics: A Critical Approach to Children's Literature

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2011 Wright, Katharine E.
Wright, Katherine
MW 12-2P 159 MULFORD

Other Readings and Media

Carroll, L.:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Rudd, D.:  Routledge Companion to Children's Literature; Sacher, L.:  Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl?; Napoli, D.:  The Magic Circle; Alexi, S.:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; Brunhoff, L.:  The Story of Babar; Pearce, P.:  Tom's Midnight Garden; Cleary, B.:  Ramona and Her Father; Taylor, M.:  Mississippi Bridge; Woodson, J.:  Locomotion; L'Engle, M.:  A Wrinkle in Time; Gaiman, N.:  Coraline; Haddon, M.:  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Tan, S.:  The Arrival


With a jump-start from the 19th century with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, we will focus on books written for and/or read by children in the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a variety of critical techniques we will examine a range of texts (including one with no words).

Students will be expected to keep up with the reading, take quizzes, participate in class and write at least two papers.

This course is taught in Session C, June 20 to August 12.

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