ENGL 388 A1: Children's Literature

C. Gordon-Craig

This section of ENGL 388 will examine the related fields of folklore and fantasy in children's literature in English. It will provide an introduction to oral literature and consider critically a selection of folk and fairy tales that have become a traditional part of children's literature and contributed to its development. The course will include also certain later adaptations and fantasies, more recent works that have their origins in myth and folklore, together with historical, critical and theoretical approaches to literature for young people. Texts for inclusion will be decided nearer the start of term, though students may expect to read an anthology and five additional works. Students will write essays totalling about 2,000 words.
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