Dr. A. Allison
M 4-6:40 The History of Children’s Literature (Graduate seminar)
Sample Readings: Herge, Tintin: The Blue Lotus
Seth Lerer, Children’s Literature: A History.
Julie Mickenberg and Phillip Nel. Tales of Little Rebels.
Books about the 1930’s for review in the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, AL 218
Allison, English 727 Reader
Description: This advanced research seminar for children’s literature specialists approaches history in three ways:
1. Longitudinally: representative periodization (strong foundation in literary history is assumed)
2. Diasynchronically: emphasis on children’s/YA literature during and about the 1930’s
3. Thematically: Tracing the presentation of a major concept over time
Assignments include oral/media presentations on supplementary readings, a journal, and two research papers.