Children's Literature
Fall 1998
Knoepflmacher & Co.

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All paperback texts are available at 10% discount at Micawber Books; Pequod Reader is available at Pequod on Nassau Street (get slip from lecturer).

Texts indicated by PR can be found in the Pequod Reader
M Sep 21 Introductory & Organizational (signup for precepts)
W 23 Three Classical Fairy Tales
a) "Cinderella" (Perrault) & "Aschenputtel" (Grimm
b) "Sleeping Beauty" (Perrault) & "Briar Rose" (Grimm) 
c) "Beauty & The Beast" (Marie de Beaumont
All of today's texts can be found in PR
M 28 British vs. American Adaptations
a) Charles Dickens: "Frauds on the Fairies" (1853) (PR) and George Cruikshank: "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper" (1853) (PR);  John Ruskin: The King of the Golden River (1851) 
b) Washington Irving: "Rip van Winkle" (1820) (PR
W 30
Yom Kippur (no lecture; no Wednesday Precepts)
M Oct 5 Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Feathertop" (1852) (PR);   A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (1851) 
W 7 A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, continued
M 12 Louisa May Alcott
 "A Modern Cinderella" (1860) (PR),  Little Women, part one (1868)
W 14 Little Women, part two
M 19 Mark Twain
 The Prince and the Pauper  (1881)
W 21 The Prince and the Pauper, concluded
M 26 Frances Hodgson Burnett
"Behind the White Brick" (1879) (PR); A Little Princess (1888/1902) 
W 28 A Little Princess, concluded
Oct 31-Nov 8
II. FANTASY:  Lewis Carroll & his American Imitators
M Nov 9 Lewis Carroll
  Alice's Adventures  in Wonderland  (1865)
Paper #1 due (8-10 pages)
W 11 Lewis Carroll: 
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871)
M 16 Anna M. Richards: from, A New Alice in the Old Wonderland (1895) (PR): 
L. Frank Baum: The Magical Monarch of Mo, or, A New Wonderland (1900)
W 18 Charles E. Carryl
Davy and the Goblin, Or What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"  (1884-85) (PR)
M 23 Rudyard Kipling: "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" (1888) (PR); 
Just So Stories (1902), pp. 25-94
W 25 "How the Turkey Was Eaten" (no lecture)
M 30 Kipling: Just So Stories. pp. 95-165; "The Tabu Tale" (PR)
W Dec 2 E. B. White
Charlotte's Web (1952), chs. 1-12
M  7 Charlotte's Web chs. 13-22
W 9 Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are (1963)
M 14 Randall Jarrell/Maurice Sendak: 
a) The Bat Poet (1964); b) Fly by Night (1976)
W 16 Maurice Sendak: 
Higglety Pigglety Pop!, or, There Must be More to Life (1967)
Take-home exam distributed in lecture
Dec. 19-Jan. 3 WINTER BREAK
M Jan 4 Reading Period Begins
F 8 Paper #2 due 
(8-10 pages)
M  18 Final Exam Due

(a)    Always bring texts under discussion to precepts and to lectures.
(b)    Course grades will be determined by your performance on the Following: two papers, class discussion, and final take-home  exam (open book).  There is no midterm exam.
(c)    Since part of your course grade will be based on class performance, you should always take an active part in  precept discussions.
(d)    Be sure to find out your preceptor's office hours.  They will be announced during the second week of classes, and will also be listed on the preceptors page of this website.

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