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In this subject, students study current theories of literature, with a focus on genres relating to children's literature as a form of social practice. Topics covered include critical analysis, traditional story forms, modernist and postmodern picture books, emerging formats, fantasy and realistic fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Genres in Children's Literature La Trobe University

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In this subject, students study current theories of literature, with a focus on genres relating to children's literature as a form of social practice. Topics covered include critical analysis, traditional story forms, modernist and postmodern picture books, emerging formats, fantasy and realistic fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

    Conclusions

    Conclusions

    David Beagley concludes the subject of Genres in Children's Literature.

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    • 50 min
    Traditional Literature

    Traditional Literature

    David Beagley continues lecturing on traditional literature.

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    • 52 min
    More on Children's Poetry

    More on Children's Poetry

    David Beagley continues lecturing on children's poetry.

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    • 55 min
    Children's Poetry

    Children's Poetry

    David Beagley on children's poetry, the themes and how it develops.

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    • 56 min
    What Makes a Classic Children's Book?

    What Makes a Classic Children's Book?

    David Beagley (Education, La Trobe University) on the characteristics of classic children's books.

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    • 17 min
    More on Historical Realism

    More on Historical Realism

    David Beagley on some more historical realism in children's literature.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

AngelaG-PDX ,

Just terrific!

As a parent exploring children's books and literature these lectures have been wonderful for me. Giving me a greater understanding of how children's books are created, what to look for and be aware of when selecting books for my kids. Thank you David for these!

Heinitz ,

Very good companion to Mr. Beagley's other lecture courses

I very much enjoyed Mr. Beagley's way of tying aspects of history into his discussion of genres. This was the first time someone has presented the difference between Modernism and Post-Modernism in a way that was clear to me. Personally I felt I learned more from his "History of Children's Literature" because its broad application across the development of story as a whole.

Straw hat_king ,

Love the material covered!

I love these types of discussions. It's my favorite genre of literature and when colleges delve into serious discussions such as these I am enthralled. It helps to offer validity to the genre as being part of the literary canon.

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