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C LIT 350 A: Themes in World Literature: Parents and Children

Lost and Found in Children's Literature & Film

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 1:10pm - 3:20pm
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Hee Eun Helen Lee

Syllabus Description:

Peter Pan and Wendy #PeterPan



Lost and Found in Children’s Literature and Film

This course explores how the fantastical imagination of children’s literature shapes the childhood as separate from and subordinate to adulthood along with the larger cultural, historical, psychological and philosophical perspectives of society. At the same time, this course aims to identify how the literary and visual spaces grant a better ground for elucidating subverted issues. By investigating the motifs of children’s literature across borders, beginning with the nineteenth-century Golden Age of Children’s Literature to more contemporary works that have reaped unprecedented levels of success today, this course surveys the underlying discourse that resonates across national borders, human and non-human communications, the real and the sublime, space and time. Readings will be drawn from transnational traditions, transcultural retellings of fairy tale legacies, as well as Disney adaptations such as Alice in WonderlandPeter PanLion KingThe Nut Cracker and others. 

Catalog Description: 
World literature, from the Renaissance to modern times, based upon the theme of "parents and children." Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre. Focus upon the motive of generational conflict.
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:13pm