Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Books I'm Teaching this Fall (2010): Mary Galbraith

1. English 401, Childhood's Literature:
Theme: Original fantasies and adaptations
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Pinocchio, Carlos Collodi
The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak Just a Dream, Chris Van Allsburg The Snowman, Raymond Briggs Charlotte's Web, E.B. White Howl's Moving Castle, Diane Wynne-Jones The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien
In addition to books, we'll look at fairy tales online (Cinderella), comic-strip and film originals (Little Nemo, The Red Balloon, Spirited Away), and movie/anime adaptations of Cinderella, Alice, Pinocchio, Little Nemo, Wizard of Oz, Howl's Moving Castle, and Fellowship of the Ring.
All the picture books derive from Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comic strip.
2. English 306A, Children's Literature:
Theme: childhood resistance
Struwwelpeter, Heinrich Hoffman (etext in German with Mark Twain translation) Pinocchio, Carlos Collodi Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgrens The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White Millions of Cats, Wanda Gág The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak No, David! , David Shannon Emma’s Rug, Allen Say Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold Granpa, John Burningham Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
The books were selected for child characters who challenge or evade adult dominance. We'll start with Adam and Eve, Little Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose.
All best, Mary

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