ENG273 Children’s Literature
Course Aims This course introduces the historical development and thematic context of children’s literature in English. Through examining selected works, including fairy tales, fantasy writing, picture books and other genres, students will acquire an understanding of critical issues related to children’s literature including childhood, identity and audience. Students will also explore key debates related to educational and entertainment purposes, gender stereotypes, multicultural writing, the use of visual language, and adaptations of children’s texts.