Oct 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue

ENGL 12000 - Strange Journeys in Children’s Lit

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
STRANGE JOURNEYS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE How can children’s/YA literature model-and help to build-welcoming and inclusive communities? In this class we’ll read a range of books and stories from the English and American traditions whose plots feature travel and cross-cultural encounters, assessing their thematic approaches to difference and inclusion. Beyond themes, however, we’ll focus especially on how each book functions as a formal and historical object, considering as wide as possible a range of periods, genres, modes, biographies, and perspectives. Authors will (probably) include Lewis Carroll, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jean Webster, J. R. R. Tolkien, John Lewis, J. K. Rowling, Thannhà L?i, Matt de la Peña, Jacqueline Woodson, Lemony Snicket, Mark Haddon, Grace Lin, Soman Chainani, and more. NOTE: English 120XX can be taken only once for departmental credit; students may take a second English 120xx for College credit only. Annually. [AH]