ALL350 - Travelling Ideas and Transnational Children's Literature

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Kristine Moruzi

Prerequisite:

Students must have completed at least one Children’s Literature or Literary Studies unit at second year level 

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online):  Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit explores the role of culture, language and nation in children’s literature in the context of a range of international forces and factors. Historical and contemporary children’s literature is subject to both culture-specific influences and the broader cultural, linguistic, economic and political dynamics driven by imperialism, globalisation and transnationalism. This unit examines how ideas travel through transnational children’s literature in regard to its circulation, commodification, translation, canonicity and ideology, and its implications for young people’s understanding of nation and identity in the global context. This is a capstone unit: students undertaking this unit will draw on knowledge and skills acquired in previous children’s literature units to complete a major or minor sequence.

Assessment

Group Project, 1200 words, 30%

Research Essay, 2000 words, 50%

Online quiz, 800 words equivalent, 20%

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