EN201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anna Sewell, Daniel Defoe

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Children"s literature lecture #2: using critical and theoretical concepts and approaches: feminist and. What ideologies were circulating in that time and place? e. g written and published at the height of the great depression, despite being set in the 1870s: reading closely: looking deeper into language and meaning. What perspectives are omitted: considering literary history and genres: Genre: a category of text defined by its features, conventions, and patterns. Children"s literature itself is arguably a genre because it has its own features, conventions and patterns. Examples of genres within children"s literature include: magical realism, school story, animal story, coming of age/coming out. Children"s literature: one of the few major categories defined not by the makers but by the audience. Most people now buying ya literature are adults, and likewise, adults read books for children. John newberry: published a pretty little pocket-book in 1744.

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