Wonderland: 100 Years of Children's Literature

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wonderland: 100 Years of Children's Literature

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, History, Literature, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    From 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 performance
    Teaching pattern
    Seminars and Tutorials
    London walks and visits to key institutions and museums
    Private Study
    Module assessment
    One essay of 2700 to 3000 words (75%)
    One creative writing piece with critical commentary of 1000 to 1300 words (25%)

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