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New Approaches to Old Favorites: Re-Reading North American Children's and Young Adult's Book Classics (1860s-1960s)

Dozent/in
Dr. Nicole K. Konopka

Angaben
Proseminar
Online
2 SWS
Gaststudierendenverzeichnis, Englischsprachig, Gender und Diversität
Zeit: Mi 12:00 - 14:00

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches
1. Module Allocation:

All modules including an advanced level seminar (Proseminar) for literary studies:
  • BA Anglistik/Amerikanistik (Seminar 6 ECTS)
  • BA Berufliche Bildung (Seminar 6 ECTS)
  • Lehramt GS/HS/MS/RS/GY (Seminar 6 ECTS)

>> Open for ‘Ergänzungsmodul’ literary studies!

2. Prerequisites for obtaining credit points:
  • completion of the basic module literary studies (Basismodul Literaturwissenschaft)
  • active participation (individual tasks and group work)
  • term paper in English (following the Style Sheet)
  • only Ergänzungsmodul: oral exam (see website for more information: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/amerikanistik/studium/ergaenzungsmodul-ba/ )

3. FlexNow-Registration:
  • Course (de)enrollment: March 1st – May 1st, 2021
  • ECTS (de)registration: June 1st – July 1st, 2021

Students enrolled for this class will be registered in the VC class by the instructor in the first week of the semester!

Guest auditors: please contact lecturer via e-mail.

Information on how to solve problems with your registration: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/anglistik/studium/informationen-zu-flexnow/

Für Studienortwechsler, Erasmusstudenten sowie Studierende, die den Leistungsnachweis zur baldigen Prüfungsanmeldung benötigen, werden im begrenzten Umfang Plätze freigehalten. Bei Überbuchung der Lehrveranstaltung fällt die Entscheidung über die Teilnahme in Rücksprache mit der Dozentin.

Inhalt
Some still believe that children's picture books and young adult (YA) novels are merely preparatory steps on a reader's path towards engaging with "serious" literature. In this class, however, we will investigate these two, often marginalized, literary genres in their own right, while also paying close attention to their current critical reception within the scholarly community.

Each of our primary texts finds unique, complex, and dynamic ways to engage its audience – regardless of the age of the individual reader. Using those classics of US-American and Canadian children's and YA literature as starting points, we will ultimately examine and discuss new ways of reading and interpreting literature. For this purpose, we will consult a new literary theory (almost) every week, in order to fully understand the complexity of YA novels and children's picture books published between the 1860s and the 1960s.

Attention: Participants of this class are strongly encouraged to finish (re-)reading the three YA novels before the beginning of the semester, since your weekly reading will consist of additional required reading including essays and articles - get ready for a rigorous reading list of feminist, deconstructionist, new historicist, and other literary criticism!

Empfohlene Literatur
YA Fiction (to be read BEFORE the beginning of the semester!):
  • Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868)
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (1906)
(You may want to get hold of critical editions of those books, for example via https://wwnorton.com/ >> Norton Critical Editions = highly recommended!)

Children's Books (to be read during the semester):
  • E.B. White, Charlotte's Web (1952)
  • Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day (1962)
  • Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (1963)
  • Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)
(and possibly some more)

Englischsprachige Informationen:
Title:
New Approaches to Old Favorites: Re-Reading North American Children's and Young Adult's Book Classics (1860s-1960s)

Credits: 6

Zusätzliche Informationen
Erwartete Teilnehmerzahl: 25

Institution: Professur für Amerikanistik

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