MAChildren's and Young Adult Literature for Teachers (Pedag. Study Prog., Semester 3)

Credit points: 5
Contact hours: 60
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Jason Blake, PhD, Professor


Veronika Rot Gabrovec, PhD

Course Description

  • Contemporary views of children's and young adult literature
  • Literary texts and ideology
  • Target readers of children's and young adult literature
  • Visually supported texts
  • 'Culture' and intercultural communication in children's and young adult literature
  • Intertextuality in children's and young adult literature
  • Linguistics, stylistics in children's and young adult literature
  • Children's and young adult literature in English as part of Slovenian literary systems

Bradford, C., Mallan, K., Stephens, J., McCallum, R. 2008. New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature. Houndmills, Basingstoke in New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Burke, L., T. Crowley, A. Girvin. 2000. The Routledge Language and Cultural Reader. London in New York: Routledge.
Lewis, D. 2001. Reading Contemporaray Picturebooks. London in New York: Routledge Falmer.
Mallan, K., Bradford, C. (Ur.) 2011. Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
Montgomery M., A. Durant, N. Fabb, T. Furniss, S. Mills. 1996 (1992). Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature. London in New York: Routledge.
Nikolajeva, M., Scott, C. 2001. How picturebooks work. London: Routledge.
Pope, R. 1995. Textual Intervention. Critical & Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. London: Routledge.
Stephens, J., R., McCallum. 1998. Retelling Stories, framing Culture. Traditional story and Metanarratives in Children's literature. New York in London: Garland Publishing.
Styles, M., Bearne, E. 2003. Art, Narrative And Childhood. Stoke on Trent, UK in Sterling, USA: Trentham Books.
Zipes, Jack. 2013. The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

selected literary texts