This subject focuses on changing perceptions of the two dominant modes in the discourse of children's literature - fantasy and realism. Students will explore these modes in a variety of narrative forms, and issues such as the construction and contesting of a canon, censorship, re-mediation and children's literature in the digital space. Taking account of historical and cultural contexts, students will identify the factors that determine children's preferences and compare the responses of children and adults to these two narrative modes.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not to be taken by students who have done LIT207, LIT-2074, LIT222 or LIT316.
While it is not a prerequisite, some study related to literature, education, psychology or communication and creative industries will be an advantage.
LIT207, LIT222, LIT316
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT224 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.