Study Calendar 2010/11 EA300 Children’s literature

Study Week 1 Start date 2 Oct Block 1: Instruction or delight? Children’s literature and the child 2 9 Oct What is children’s literature? Set text: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone or Northern Lights 3 4 5 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct ‘Once upon a time …’ Study week Block 2: Books for girls and books for boys Girls at home. Set text: Little Women 6 7 6 Nov 13 Nov Girls making new homes Growing up, gender and reading Set text: Treasure Island 8 20 Nov Treasure, empire, ideology Reader 2 DVD-ROM Part 1, s.3 and 4 9 10 27 Nov 4 Dec Study week Block 3: Poetry and performance Poems, rhyme and verse for children Set text: 100 Best Poems for Children 11 11 Dec Song, story and performance Set text: Peter Pan and Other Plays 12 18 Dec Performance and adaptation DVD 1, nos. 9–11: Stories in performance 1; Stories in performance 2; Peter Pan: BBC Radio production DVD 1, nos. 12–13: Peter Pan: Caird-Nunn production; Peter Pan: Disney animation 25 Dec 13 14 15 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan Holiday week Study week Reading week: begin to read set texts for Block 4 Block 4: The prestigious and the popular The importance of the real Set text: Swallows and Amazons 16 22 Jan The power of the fantastic Set text: Tom’s Midnight Garden 17 29 Jan Witness, history and activism Set text: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 18 5 Feb Prizes, prestige and popularity Revisit Harry Potter or Northern Lights 19 20 12 Feb 19 Feb Study week Block 5: Words and pictures Starting to look at images 21 26 Feb A classic in words and pictures Set text: The Tale of Peter Rabbit 22 5 Mar Picturebooks, postmodernism, intertextuality and play Set text: Voices in the Park 23 24 12 Mar 19 Mar Study week Block 6: Contemporary trends Socially committed children’s fiction Set text: The Other Side of Truth 25 26 Mar Alternative worlds Set text: Coram Boy or Mortal Engines 26 2 Apr Young adult fiction Set text: Junk 27 9 Apr Current trends DVD 2, nos. 10–11: Jacqueline Wilson on growing up; New directions in publishing 3: readers’ voices DVD 2, no. 12–13: Kerry Mallan on gender and identity; New directions in publishing 4: publishing trends 16 Apr 28 29 30 31 32 23 Apr 30 Apr 7 May 14 May 21 May Study week Holiday week Work on EMA Work on EMA Work on EMA Work on EMA EMA Thu 26 May TMA 06 Thu 21 April Reader 1 Reader 2 DVD 2, no. 9: New directions in publishing 2: Barrington Stokes Reader 2 DVD 2, no. 8: New directions in publishing 1: Working Partners Readers 1 and 2 DVD 2, no. 7: Interview with Anthony Browne Reader 1 DVD-ROM Part 3, s.4 TMA 05 Thu 17 March DVD 2, no. 6: An introduction to illustration: Martin Salisbury Part 2 of this audio is on the module website Reader 1 DVD-ROM Part 3, s.1–3 Readers 1 and 2 DVD 2, nos. 2–5: Carnegie shadowing; Interview with Philip Pullman; Comics; Manga TMA 04 Thu 17 Feb Readers 1 and 2 Reader 2 DVD 2, no. 1: Staging Tom’s Midnight Garden Readers 1 and 2 Readers 1 and 2 TMA 03 Thu 13 Jan Reader 1 DVD-ROM Part 2, s.5 Readers 1 and 2 Peter Pan (DVD, 2003) DVD 1, nos, 7–8: Poetry readings; Grace Nichols’s reworking of poetic tradition Reader 1 DVD-ROM Part 2, s.1–4 TMA 02 Thu 2 Dec DVD 1, no. 6: Reading and gender today: children’s views DVD-ROM Part 1, s.1 and 2 Readers 1 and 2 DVD 1, no. 5: Boys’ and girls’ reading in the 19 century
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ASSIGNMENTS Audio-visual (DVDs 1 and 2) DVD 1, no. 1: Jane Johnson’s nursery library Other components Reader 1 Number Cut-off date

DVD 1, nos. 2–3: Children’s writers on writing for children; Melvin Burgess and Diana Wynne Jones DVD 1, no. 4: Visual representations of Little Red Riding Hood Reader 1 TMA 01 Thu 28 Oct

Assessment strategy: There are two components of assessment: continuous assessment and the examinable component. To be sure of a pass, you need to achieve a minimum score of 40 in each component. Similarly, to be sure of a higher grade, a minimum set score must be achieved in each component (see the Assessment Handbook: Undergraduate Modules). Continuous assessment component: TMA 01 and TMA 02 are weighted at 16%; TMAs 03–06 are weighted at 17% each. TMAs 01–06 constitute 100 per cent of this component.
Substitution: As described in the Assessment Handbook: Undergraduate Modules, substitution is not permitted for any TMA on this module. Examinable component: The end of module assessment (EMA) is 100 per cent of this component. There is no final examination on this module.

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