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Teaching Children's Fiction (Teaching the New English Series)

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The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the attention given to children's literature, both within academia and beyond it. Children's fiction is now a vigorous and diverse area taught throughout the English-speaking world at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level, in English departments, and in centres for the study of childhood, besides its longstanding role as a component of degrees in education, library, and information studies. Teaching Children's Fiction is the result of a collaboration ...
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Overview

The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the attention given to children's literature, both within academia and beyond it. Children's fiction is now a vigorous and diverse area taught throughout the English-speaking world at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level, in English departments, and in centres for the study of childhood, besides its longstanding role as a component of degrees in education, library, and information studies. Teaching Children's Fiction is the result of a collaboration by a group of experienced teachers and scholars in the field, and explores the most effective ways to study and teach the subject. Each of the essays in this book focuses on a different aspect of children's literature studies, and blends expository information with ideas for practical classroom applications. Including a comprehensive collection of resources for those planning and teaching courses in children's fiction, this first book in the Teaching the New English series will be invaluable for all higher-education teachers of children's fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403944955
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/4/2006
  • Series: Teaching the New English Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Butler is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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Table of Contents

1 Historical studies 6
2 Cultural studies 29
3 Genre and convention 60
4 Looking in the mirror : pedagogy, theory, and children's literature 85
5 Word and picture 106
6 Children as readers 152
7 Children's literature at postgraduate level in the United Kingdom 172
8 Children's literature at postgraduate level in the United States 181
App. 1 Sample undergraduate syllabi 189
App. 2 Resources 192
App. 3 Children's literature criticism : key texts 200
App. 4 Teaching children's literature in higher education : a select bibliography 203
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