Wonderland: 100 Years of Children's Literature
King's College London
Area of Study
British Studies, History, Literature, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule descriptionFrom Peter Pan and Harry Potter to Willy Wonka and the Jabberwocky, this module allows you to study your favourite childhood tales in the heart of London.You will analyse a diverse range of texts including novels, fairy tales and plays, as well as comics, films and fan fiction, to gain an appreciation of the historical, political and moral infrastructures surrounding the production of children?s literature over the last 100 years. As well as studying children?s literature in conjunction with Marxism, gender theory and critical race discourse.To delve deeper into the world of children?s literature, you will move beyond the classroom to participate in museum visits, London street walks and a trip to the West End for a theatre performanceTeaching patternLecturesSeminars and TutorialsLondon walks and visits to key institutions and museumsPrivate StudyModule assessmentOne essay of 2700 to 3000 words (75%)One creative writing piece with critical commentary of 1000 to 1300 words (25%)
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