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York University
HUMA 2680
Barbara Lazar

Lecture 1: Introduction to Early Times: Literature and the imagination of the child What is Childrens Lit - is it the literature read to a certain age, or read at a certain age - its the idea that children are pure and innocent and as they grow they become old and wicked - but childrens lit. is very different, because childrens literature gets criticized and judged by adults Kids as critics are unrealiable- Tolkien says, that children cannot be critics, because they will like whatever they are given - adults often use childrens literature, as a means to escape from this reality - literature is what gives you profit and delight Educated Imagination Northrop Frye (LITERARY GLASSES) - we enter into one story, we enter into all stories, there is nothing new under the sun (idea of patterns and motifs) - all literature is the story of the loss and regaining of identity - imagination= the power of constructing possible models of human experience (anything goes thats imaginatively possible-but nothing really happens) - the way we access these characters, motifs, is by using our imagination (making connections), by finding familiarity. - when you like a
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