Reading Schedule

Reading Schedule:

August 31st:

Karen Coats, “Fish Stories: Teaching Children’s Literature in a Postmodern World.” Pedagogy 1.2 (Spring 2001): 405-409.

Assorted readings in the Dropbox, under “Karen Coats and Responses”

September 7th: Labor Day; class cancelled

September 10th; Classes follow a Monday schedule

Rose, Case of Peter Pan

Marah Gubar, “Risky Business: Talking about Children in Children’s Literature.” Children’s Literature Association Literature Quarterly 38.4 (Winter 2013): 450-457.

Found in the Dropbox under “Responses to Rose.” The other articles there are optional—but very interesting.

White, Charlotte’s Web

September 14th: class cancelled as per academic calendar

September 21st:

Gillian Adams, “Medieval Children’s Literature: Its Possibility and Actuality.” Children’s Literature 26 (1998): 1-24.

Mitzi Myers, “Socializing Rosamund: Educational Ideology and Fictional Form.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 14. 2 (Summer 1989): 52-58.

Karin E. Westman, “Beyond Periodization: Children’s Literature, Genre, and Remediating Literary History.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 38.4 (Winter 2013): 464-469.

September 28th:

Gubar, Artful Dodgers

October 5th:

Bernstein, Racial Innocence

Donnarae MacCann, “Introduction and Part I: The Antebellum Years” From White Supremacy in Children’s Literature.   Routledge: New York and London, 2001: 1-48.

October 12th: Class cancelled as per GC calendar

October 19th:

Kidd, Freud in Oz

October 26th:

Richard Flynn, “The Intersection of Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 22. 3 (Fall 1997): 143-145.

Mary Galbraith, “Hear My Cry: A Manifesto for an Emancipatory Childhood Studies Approach to Children’s Literature.” The Lion and the Unicorn 25. 2 (April 2001): 187-205.

Thomas, Poetry’s Playground

November 2nd:

Mickenberg, Julia L. Learning from the Left: pgs 1-145. [Online resource through the Mina Rees Library].

Abate, Michelle Anne. Raising Your Kids Right: Children’s Literature and American Political Conservatism: pgs. 1-78 [Online resource through the Mina Rees Library].

Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Terri Birkett, Truax (in Dropbox)

November 9th:

Sara K. Day, “’She Is a Creature Designed for Reading’: Narrative Intimacy and the Adolescent Woman Reader;” “‘What if Someone Reads It?’ Concealment and Revelation in Diary Fiction;” and “‘Let Me Know What You Think:’ Fan Fiction and the Reimagining of Narrative Intimacy.”   From Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature. Biloxi, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2013: 3-28; 144-203. (available as an e-book through the Mina Rees library).            

Roberta Seelinger Trites, “Margaret Mahy: Embodying Feminism.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 39. 1 (Spring 2014): 140-149.

November 16th:

Guest instructor Dr. Katherine R. Broad on Contemporary Young Adult Dystopias: Brave New Teenagers.

November 23rd:

Abate and Kidd, eds., Over the Rainbow

Eric L. Tribunella, “Between Boys: Edward Stevenson’s Left to Themselves (1891) and the Birth of Gay Children’s Literature.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 37. 4 (Winter 2012): 374-388.

Excerpts from Barbie’s Queer Accessories (TBA, will be placed in Dropbox)

November 30th:

Martin, Brown Gold

Katharine Capshaw, “Ethnic Studies and Children’s Literature: A Conversation Between Fields.” The Lion and the Unicorn 38. 3 (September 2014): 237-257.

Capshaw, from Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Picturebooks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014: ix-64.

December 7th:

Ulanowicz, Second-Generation Memory

December 14th:

Bradford, Unsettling Narratives, pgs. 1-70.

Alexie, Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Bryan Ripley Crandall, “Adding a Disability Perspective When Reading Adolescent Literature: Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.The ALAN Review (Winter 2009): 71-78.

December 21st:

Gonzalez, Resistance and Survival

Sara L. Schwebel, “Taking Children’s Literature Scholarship to the Public.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 38. 4 (Winter 2013): 470-475.

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