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GRAD > ENGL > 671

The History of Children's Literature

This course provides an overview of the field of children's literature and its development. The subject matter is approached with both critical and scholarly attitudes, and works are examined in historical and cultural contexts. Topics and texts include myth, folk, and fairy tale; range includes children's books from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, through materials of colonial America, the nineteenth-century moralists and fantasists, to modern classics; consideration of critical theories and questions of pedagogy is included.

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