ALL350 - Children's literature around the world


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

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

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - 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.

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