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Teaching Children's Fiction
 
 
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21 Mar 2006
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The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the attention given to children's literature, both within the academy and beyond it. Children's fiction is now a vigorous and diverse area taught throughout the English-speaking world at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level, in English departments and in centres for the study of childhood, besides its longstanding role as a component of degrees in Education, Library and Information Studies. Teaching Children's Fiction is the result of a collaboration by a group of experienced teachers and scholars in the field, and explores the most effective ways to study and teach the subject. Each of the essays in this book focuses on a different aspect of children's literature studies, and blends expository information with ideas for practical classroom applications. Including a comprehensive collection of resources for those planning and teaching courses in children's fiction, this first book in the 'Teaching the New English' series will be invaluable for all higher-education teachers of children's fiction.


Description

The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the attention given to children's literature, both within the academy and beyond it. Children's fiction is now a vigorous and diverse area taught throughout the English-speaking world at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level, in English departments and in centres for the study of childhood, besides its longstanding role as a component of degrees in Education, Library and Information Studies. Teaching Children's Fiction is the result of a collaboration by a group of experienced teachers and scholars in the field, and explores the most effective ways to study and teach the subject. Each of the essays in this book focuses on a different aspect of children's literature studies, and blends expository information with ideas for practical classroom applications. Including a comprehensive collection of resources for those planning and teaching courses in children's fiction, this first book in the 'Teaching the New English' series will be invaluable for all higher-education teachers of children's fiction.


Reviews

'The Teaching the New English Series is a welcome and timely contribution to the changing canon, curriculum, and classroom practice of English in higher education. Imaginatively conceived and professionally edited, the series will be required reading for instructors in English studies worldwide.' - Professor Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English, Princeton University, USA, and Author of Teaching Literature


Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Series Preface (Series Editor)
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; C.Butler
Historical Studies; P.Pinsent
Cultural Studies; D.Rudd
Genre and Convention; J.Webb
Looking in the Mirror: Pedagogy, Theory, and Children's Literature; R.McGillis
Word and Picture; M.Nikolajeva
Children as Readers; J.Elkin
Children's Literature at Postgraduate Level in the United Kingdom; P.Pinsent & K.Reynolds
Children's Literature at Postgraduate Level in the United States; R.Flynn
Appendices
Sample Undergraduate Syllabi; C.Butler
Resources; K.Reynolds, P.Pinsent & C.Butler
Children's Literature Criticism: Key Texts; C.Butler
Teaching Children's Literature in Higher Education: A Select Bibliography; C.Butler
Index


Authors

CHARLES BUTLER is an experienced teacher and critic with special interests in children's and Renaissance literature. His most recent critical publication is Four British Fantasists, 2006. He is also the author of several fantasy novels for children and young adults, including Death of a Ghost, 2006.