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Course module: 880241-M-6
Theoretical and historical reflection on children's literature
Course info
Course module880241-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
prof. dr. W.L.H. van Lierop-DeBrauwer
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Coordinator course
prof. dr. W.L.H. van Lierop-DeBrauwer
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 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Students will have knowledge of theories and methods which give insight into the specific characteristics of children's literature. At the end of the course students will be able to reflect on research questions with respect to children's literature. They have also learnt to make legitimate choices with regard to research methods.
Children's literature is a fascinating object of study which shares characteristics with mainstream or adult literature. However, on the basis of its history and the character of the communication process, it is also different from adult literature. Because of the different perspectives - author, adult intermediary and young reader - and the direct and indirect societal influence of children's books in the past and the present, it is an object of study which should be approached inevitably multi- and interdisciplinary. In this course different theoretical perspectives which will give insight into content, form and function of this specific literary communication system will be discussed. These approaches will be applied to important Dutch children's books in their historical context.

Timetable information
880241-M-6|Theor. en hist. reflectie op jeugdlit.
Required materials
List of literature
Reading list with primary literature will be announced on Blackboard
Title:Aesthetic Approaches to Children's Literature. An Introduction
Author:Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher:Scarecrow Press
Title:Een land van waan en wijs. Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur
Author:Rita Ghesquière, Vanessa Joosen & Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer
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