Charles Explorer logo

Introduction to British Children's Literature

Class at Faculty of Arts |


1. 16 Feb- Introduction: To instruct or delight? The questions of Children’s Literature

2. 23 Feb-History of the genre I-Early beginnings from morals and manners to reason and romanticism

3. 2 Mar-History of the genre II- The First Golden Age of Children’s Literature

4. 9 Mar-History of the genre III-The Second Golden Age of Children’s Literature

5. 16 Mar- The child protagonist -orphans and child heroes (Blake, Dickens, Bronte)

6. 23 Mar-Fantasy and Fairy Tales I

7. 30 Mar-Poetry-Logic, Limericks and Nonsense Verse

8. 6 Apr- Picture books, Animal and Toy Stories

9. 13 Apr- Fantasy and Fairy Tales II-Tolkien and after

10. 20Apr-Pottermania and the marketing of myth.

11. 27Apr-The YA novel- the paradoxes of modern children’s storytelling

12. 4 May- History of the genre IV-Recent texts and developments.

13.11May-Final Class Session. Submission of Final Essays- course admin.

This text is not available in the current language. Showing version "cs".Annotation

This class serves as an introduction to British Children’s Literature and covers chronological development, major themes, authors and their texts and issues in the genre.Assessment is obtained from a combination of attendance(in person or distanced, dependent on Sanitary regulations during the semester and as dictated by FFUK),participation and assigned work( presentations and final essay( details tba-deadline is 11.05.2021 )).All key texts are available from UALK/FFUK libraries and/or online sources.


Class Times: Tuesdays 1050-1230

Office Hours: Mondays 1100-1200 or by appointment (both Zoom at present)

Contact details: Email: /