ALL708 - The Picture Book: Reading and Writing
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Cloud (online)|
|Prerequisite:||ALL702 and ALL743|
Students will study the picture-book from an aesthetic and semiotic perspective, considering the ways in which visual and verbal text interact to produce various kinds of meaning. Nineteenth and early twentieth-century illustrated books are discussed in relation to their artistic and literary contexts, leading to a focus on recent and contemporary picture books. Students will be given the option of writing a picture-book text and will receive instruction in this form of writing.
Essay 2000 words 30%
Reading journal or essay 1500 words 30%
Picture-book text or essay 2000 words 40%