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.
LIT316 LIT224 includes substantial content from LIT316, which will therefore become obsolete.
LIT222 LIT224 includes substantial content from LIT222, which will therefore become obsolete.
LIT207, LIT222, LIT316
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