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Children's Literature - ENGL209

This unit is a study of the range of literature, both past and current, written for children including: picture books; graphic novels; poetry; and a variety of realistic and fantastic fictions (both novel and film) for younger readers and for adolescents. Key concepts and a common conceptual language employed in discussing and analysing children's literature are introduced. Issues addressed include: the idea of a literature for children; visual and verbal textualities; notions of genre; gender representation; and the place of books in the socialisation of children.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ryan Twomey

(12cp at 100 level or above) including ENGL120 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL286, ENGX209
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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