School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Children's and Young Adult FictionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102205.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101242 - Children's Literature

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled course.

About this Unit
This unit explores a wide range of fictional texts created for children, teenagers and young adults from folktales, fairytales and myths to contemporary examples. It focuses on the relationship between young people, the texts created for them and the cultures in which these texts are produced and read. The unit will examine a variety of genres and themes, for example, the experience of childhood as constructed by adult authors of children's texts; post-colonial children's literature; the emergence and development of distinctly Australian children's texts; the development of young adult; literature; the impact of new technologies on children's literature; and role of art in children's literature.

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