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Children's Literature: Concepts and Theories - LIT864

This unit introduces students to contemporary literary and cultural theories pertinent to reading and analysing texts produced for children. Topics include social and historical contexts for the production and reception of children's literature; constructions of childhood; semiotics of visual and verbal texts; critical approaches to children's texts; ideology and value; classics, canons and postmodernity.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Victoria Flanagan

Admission to MChildLit or MCrWrit or GradDipChildLit or GradDipCrWrit or MEChild or MA in Children's Literature Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL710
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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