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Course module: 880237-M-6
Border traffic: Children's literature and other media
Course info
Course module880237-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Culture Studies; Culture Studies;
Is part of
M Culture Studies
M Language and Culture Education
Contact personprof. dr. W.L.H. van Lierop-DeBrauwer
Coordinator course
prof. dr. W.L.H. van Lierop-DeBrauwer
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. W.L.H. van Lierop-DeBrauwer
Other course modules lecturer
dr. S. Van den Bossche
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019
Students get insight into the relations between children's literature and other media such as children's theatre, film, comics and adult literature. They get insight into the ways in which children's literature is adapted, transformed to other media. They are able to analyze adaptationprocesses and to evaluate the unique characteristics of the various media.
Required Prerequisites
Theoretical and historical reflection on children's literature
Since its development in the second half of the 18th century children's literature has always been multi-medial. Text and images played an important role. Besides books there were children's magazines and theatre plays for children. In the 19th century children's books were adapted for theatre and during the 20th century there also came adaptations for film, television and games. Today children divide their time over a great number of different media, among which are books. In this course the focus is on the relation between children's literature and other media. Attention will be paid to the process of adaptation and the various transformative that take place when a written text is adapted to another medium.

Adaptation is also a key concept in discussions about the relationship between children's literature and adult literature. The last four decennia there is an ongoing discussion about both forms of literature. It is, therefore, also important to look at the similarities and differences between the two literary systems.
Timetable information
880237-M-6|Grensverkeer: jeugdlit. & andere cul.uit
Required materials
List of literature
A list with primary and secondary literature will be announced on Blackboard
Recommended materials
Title:A Theory of Adaptation
Author:Linda Hutcheon
Paper (100%)

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