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Postcolonial Literature for Children


Provider
iTunes U

Price
Free

School
La Trobe University

Type
University

Instructors
David Beagley, Unknown

Category
Humanities

Format
Apps

Language
English

Description
In this subject students examine major themes and strategies used by children's authors to represent and comment upon postcolonial issues and experience. Elements of literature that define a cultural identity in that postcolonial experience are critically analysed. Readings Bradford, C. (2001) The End of Empire? Colonial and postcolonial journeys in children’s books. Children’s Literature. 29: 196 218 Kohl, H. (1995) Should we burn Babar? Questioning power in children’s literature. Should We Burn Babar? Essays on children’s literature and the power of stories. New York: The New Press. Said, E. (1994) Introduction. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Vintage.

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