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Romanticism to Postmodernism: Developments in Children's Literature - ENGL726

This unit examines the critical and cultural development of children's literature from the nineteenth century to the present. The unit relates the literature to social and intellectual history, and considers the impact of major paradigm shifts. Topics may include the social and literary constructions of childhood; the development of the Bildungsroman for younger readers; representations of gender, class, race and power; and the development of social realism and of fantasy.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Dr Victoria Flanagan

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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