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Children's literature (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Emer O'Sullivan

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 08:15 - 09:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 40.255 | C 40.255

Inhalt: Children's literature has, since its beginnings in the 18th century, been a source both of entertainment and instruction for child readers as well as a product which reflects adults' perceptions of children and the choices that they make regarding what literature is suitable for the young. It is addressed to a wide range of readers from pre-literate toddlers to young adults and encompasses an equally wide range of genres including picturebooks, traditional folk and fairy tales, novels, poetry, and informational books. In this seminar, you will become familiar with a selection of literature in the English-speaking cultures across time, and learn to appreciate this branch of literature through close reading and work with different critical approaches. You will examine the distinctive qualities of children’s literature, explore the relation of didacticism and entertainment in texts for children at different historical periods, and consider the changing concepts of the child and its influence on the production of children's literature.

Environmental and Climate Justice Narratives (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Greta Gaard

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 40.255 | C 40.255

Inhalt: This course begins with the emergence of environmental justice in the United States from the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s, the United Farm Workers’ Grape Boycott in 1969, and the anti-toxics movement of the 1970s and 1980s. The ideas and the experiences of environmental justice both precede and extend beyond these dates, and narrative - literary, visual, musical - gives insight into the contexts, the emotions, and the experiences of the people, animals, and places involved. Our class will read texts from a course website, as well as from tangible books.