ALL350 - Children's literature around the world

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Sue Chen


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

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour seminar equivalent


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 1 (Group of 2-4 students) – Group Project (1200 words or equivalent) -30%

Assessment 2 (Individual) – Quiz (800 words or equivalent) - 20%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words or equivalent) - 50%

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