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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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    • 3.9, 29 Ratings

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.

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3.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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