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Children's Literature - ENGL209

Focusing on a variety of realistic and fantastic fictions for younger readers and adolescents, this unit studies a range of narratives, both past and present, including novels, short stories, and poetry; picture books and graphic novels; and television series and film. Throughout the unit key literary concepts and themes are employed in discussing and analysing children's literature. Issues considered include: the idea of a literature for children; representations of children in contemporary adult narratives; visual and verbal textualities; notions of genre; ecocriticism; gender representation; and the function of books in the socialisation of children.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

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

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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