ENGL 2238 Children's Literature

This course will focus on literature written for children, from short stories to novels and poetry. The course will consider the origins of the genre, examine major works from the 1850-1900 period (called the Golden Age of children’s literature for a group of texts still widely republished and adapted in film), and then survey a range of twentieth-century examples, including the rise of the multi-volume series for children and young adults.