Course: Children's Literature

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Course title Children's Literature
Course code KAJ/DLIK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
Course content
The role of mythology and fairy tales Angloamerican children´s literature in the 18th and the 19th centuries Angloamerican children´s literature in the 20th and the 21st centuries

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on the development of Angloamerican children´s literature, particular authors and their works, the influence of literary tradition as well as the problems of contemporary writing.
knowledge of Angloamerican children´s literature, its development, the most famous authors and their work, as well as the ability to analyse a particular text and to use it in English classes
Prerequisites
reading and analysing an English text, discussion in English

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview, Seminar work

All examinations and consultations are held in English. reading selected text for particular seminars, aktivity in seminar discussions
Recommended literature
  • Bettelheim, Bruno:. Za tajemstvím pohádek. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000.
  • Carpenter, Humphrey; Prichard, Mari:. The Oxford Companion to Children´s Literature. Oxford: OUP, 1987.
  • Černoušek, Michal:. Děti a svět pohádek. Praha: Albatros, 1990.
  • Ferber, Michael:. A Dictionary of Literary Symbols. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Gawin, A.E., Routledge, Ch., eds.:. Mystery in Children´s Literature. London: Palgrave Publishers Ltd, 2001.
  • Goldthwaite, John:. The Natural History of Make-Believe. New York: OUP, 1996.
  • Hunt, Peter, ed.:. Children´s Literature: An Illustrated History. Oxford, New York: OUP, 1995.
  • Hunt, Peter, ed.:. Literature for Children: Contemporary Criticism. London, New York: Routledge, 1992.
  • Hunt, Peter; Lenz, Millicent:. Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction. London and New York, Continuum, 2001.
  • Jacobs, Joseph, ed. English Fairy-Tales, London: Muller, 1942 / Celtic Fairy-Tales, OUP, 1992.
  • Lurie, Alison,:. Boys and Girls Forever: Children´s Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter. London: Vintage, 2003.
  • Propp, V.J.:. Morfologie pohádky a jiné studie. Praha: Odeon, 1976.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R.:. "On Fairy -Stories", in: Tree and Leaf, London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975.
  • Townsend, J.R.:. Written for Children. Harmondsworth: Kestrel Books, 1983.
  • Watson, Victor:. The Cambridge Guide to Children´s Books in English. Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Summer