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History of Children's Literature

by La Trobe University

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Course Description

In this subject, students investigate the development of literature for children from the traditional literatures of myth and legend, folk and fairy tales, through early publishing, to the emergence of genres of adventure, fantasy and realism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Customer Reviews

Very good!

Fascinating lectures, I just wish they were in order.

Entertaining and educational

These are a fascinating series of lectures which covers not only children's literature, but the larger body of world literature past and present. Well done!


Very well formed, insightful lectures.

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