ENG234H1S L0101ENG234H1S L0101 T11-1, R11
Instructor: Prof. D. Baker
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 829
Brief Description of Course:
An historical and critical introduction to literature written for or appropriated by children. Through these works we’ll examine changing notions of the child and the child reader; discern ways in which class, gender, ideology and historical context are embedded in literary texts for children; and query whether and how the ‘hidden adult’ is at work.
Final reading list is TBA. Texts may include The Princess and the Goblin
; The Story of the Amulet
; Tom’s Midnight Garden
; Charlotte’s Web
; King of Shadows
; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
First Three Authors/Texts:
Method of Evaluation:
Essays, prose analyses, participation, final exam.