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From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, Looking for Alibrandi to The Hunger Games, students in this subject will analyse factors affecting the emergence and development of fiction for young adults as a distinctive literature category over the last twenty years. Students will also focus on recent trends in this field, including the development of a range of critical perspectives for interpreting themes, issues and responses to this literature by adults and adolescents.

Fiction for Young Adults La Trobe University

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From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, Looking for Alibrandi to The Hunger Games, students in this subject will analyse factors affecting the emergence and development of fiction for young adults as a distinctive literature category over the last twenty years. Students will also focus on recent trends in this field, including the development of a range of critical perspectives for interpreting themes, issues and responses to this literature by adults and adolescents.

    Conclusion and Revision II

    Conclusion and Revision II

    The second lecture giving a conclusion and revision to 'Fiction for Young Adults'.

    Copyright 2012 David Beagley / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 53 min
    Conclusion and Revision I

    Conclusion and Revision I

    The first lecture giving a conclusion and revision to 'Fiction for Young Adults'.

    Copyright 2012 David Beagley / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 54 min
    How a Reader Develops a Response

    How a Reader Develops a Response

    Once a reader forms a response, how is the next step taken? How are analysis of books communicated to the rest of the world?

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    • 54 min
    I Can Make up my Own Mind

    I Can Make up my Own Mind

    Over the course of this subject you would have encountered books that you love, books that you loathe, and books that you are indifferent towards. Why is this the case? How does a reader interpret and judge a book?

    Copyright 2012 David Beagley / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 47 min
    Changing Forms of Storytelling II

    Changing Forms of Storytelling II

    The ways that the story can be delivered, and the questions it raises about the nature of 'the author', 'the reader', and how 'the story' is changed.

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    • 54 min
    Changing Forms of Storytelling I

    Changing Forms of Storytelling I

    Alternative forms of telling stories. How does poetry and the 'verse novel' change the way a story is told?

    Copyright 2012 David Beagley / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 50 min

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cghmn7 ,

Nice lecture series.

Material dragged a bit in the middle, possibly due to my lack of interest in Twilight, but was the series was interesting and mostly well paced.

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