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In this subject, students investigate the development of literature for children from the traditional literatures of myth and legend, folk and fairy tales, through early publishing, to the emergence of genres of adventure, fantasy and realism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

History of Children's Literature La Trobe University

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In this subject, students investigate the development of literature for children from the traditional literatures of myth and legend, folk and fairy tales, through early publishing, to the emergence of genres of adventure, fantasy and realism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    Conclusions

    Conclusions

    Concluding the history of children's literature.

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    • 43 min
    Why Fantasties Endure

    Why Fantasties Endure

    Looking at Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and the Wizard of Oz. Why are tales of fantasy the most popular and enduring?

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    • 53 min
    Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    Peter Pan, created by the Scottish author J.M. Barrie, is one of the most popular and treasured literary creations of the early 20th century. What makes it so timeless, and how has the story been interpreted over the last hundred years?

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    • 54 min
    Boys and Exicting Adventures

    Boys and Exicting Adventures

    Adventure stories aimed at boys tend to be a lot more exciting and heroic then those for girls. Why is this the case, and what themes are typical in these?

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    • 48 min
    Girls and Domestic Adventures

    Girls and Domestic Adventures

    Adventure stories aimed towards girls are often restricted by domestic elements. Is that their only appeal?

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    • 53 min
    Tales of Adventure

    Tales of Adventure

    The characteristics of an adventure tale, and the golden age of children's literature.

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Melysie ,

Good overview

This course covers a broad history for the subject. Beginning with ancient myths and creation stories, the lectures bring up some interesting points in tying modern and ancient storytelling techniques. Very well worth listening to.

RuthSTL ,

Detailed. Includes references to more resources

This sounds like lectures from a college course and is interesting if you’re looking for a history of children’s literature—you found it! Fun!

dene113 ,

Re:children's lit

Au contraire! Quite interesting!

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