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This thematic route concentrates on a wide range of fiction for children, including the "classics", texts for very young readers, international literature and novels for young adults. Close textual study and the history of children's literature are embedded within the route, on which students will also be expected to engage with some of the key debates in the field and to consider a range of theoretical perspectives – from Romanticism to reader-response theory; gender issues to posthumanism; historical studies to new historicism; sociocultural viewpoints to semiotics – as well as examining critically views of young readers and their reading choices.
The course is organised to include four modules: Texts, Contexts and Childhood; Perspectives on Children's Literature; Visual Texts; and Texts
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Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.
If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
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