ENGL 5330

Tim Morris

Juvenile Literature Fall 2010

1800-2100 Wednesday

office hours: 203C Carlisle Hall WThF 0900-1200

tmorris at uta dot edu

office phone: 817.272.2739

office mailbox 203 Carlisle Hall

mailing address Box 19035, UTA 76019

to the schedule of readings and assignments

prerequisites: ENGL 5300

required texts: Blackford, Out of This World: Why Literature Matters to Girls (Teachers College, paperback, 978-0807744666)
Griswold, Feeling Like a Kid: Childhood and Children's Literature (Johns Hopkins, hardcover, 978-0801885174)
Gubar, Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature (Oxford, hardcover, 978-0195336252)
Lerer, Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (Chicago, paperback, 978-0226473017)
Marcus, Minders of Make-Believe (Houghton Mifflin, paperback, 978-0395674079)
Nodelman, The Hidden Adult: Defining Children's Literature (Johns Hopkins, paperback, 978-0801889806)
Nodelman, Words about Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books (Georgia, paperback, 978-0820312712)
Rose, The Case of Peter Pan, or the Impossibility of Children's Fiction (Pennsylvania, paperback, 978-0812214352)
Tatar, Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood (Norton, hardcover, 978-0393066012)
Trites, Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature (Iowa, paperback, 978-0877458579)
Zipes, Why Fairy Tales Stick (Routledge, paperback, 978-0415977814)

syllabus: This syllabus may be updated as the semester goes on. I may post updated versions that indicate readings, discussion plans, and reference materials. However, every component of your grade is shown here at the beginning. Please refer to the date and time of printing (at the bottom of each page) to see when the version you are holding was printed. For continuous updates look on line at http://www.uta.edu/english/tim/courses/5330f10/5330main.html

course description: We will examine the current state of criticism and theory in the field of juvenile literature.

grading: Each student must complete a substantial professional paper (in the range of 15-25 pages), suitable for revision as a conference presentation or article submission. Each student will give a brief (15-minute) seminar presentation on that professional paper, and each student will comment verbally on every other student's seminar presentation. Active course participation is essential The final grade will be based on a holistic assessment of all these factors.

academic dishonesty policy: It is the philosophy of The University of Texas at Arlington that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." [Regents' Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter Vi, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22]

disability policy: The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 93112--The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act - (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide "reasonable accommodation" to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty at the beginning of the semester and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels.

schedule of assignments and readings:

1 Sept: Syllabus, introductions, rationale

8 Sept: Griswold, Feeling Like a Kid

15 Sept: Lerer, Children's Literature

22 Sept: Rose, The Case of Peter Pan

29 Sept: Nodelman, The Hidden Adult

6 Oct: Marcus, Minders of Make-Believe

13 Oct: NO CLASS MEETING: you are strongly encouraged to participate in the Hermanns lecture series this evening, but not required to do so (events run all afternoon and evening)

20 Oct: Trites, Disturbing the Universe and Blackford, Out of This World

27 Oct: Gubar, Artful Dodgers

3 Nov: Tatar, Enchanted Hunters

10 Nov: Nodelman, Words about Pictures

17 Nov: Zipes, Why Fairy Tales Stick


1 Dec: Seminar Presentations

8 Dec: Seminar Presentations

15 Dec: Seminar Presentations

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