Spring 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Michaelson, Pat
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6304 Section 001
R Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Childhood in 19th-cent England

Description of Course:

The "long" nineteenth century saw the development of the children's literature we still love, from _Alice in Wonderland_ to _Peter Rabbit_ to _Peter Pan_. We will read and enjoy these classics, but we will also explore the darker aspects of childhood in the period, using a range of fictional and extraliterary texts.

Required Texts:

TBA. Authors will probably include Robert Owen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, and others, in addition to the authors of children's literature.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Participation in seminar discussion: 60%
Fifteen-page seminar paper, revised: 40%

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