A2MK_LDML Children's Literature

Faculty of Education
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Irena Přibylová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucie Podroužková, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
A2MK_LDML/01: Fri 24. 2. 14:50–16:30 učebna 56, Fri 3. 3. 14:50–16:30 učebna 56, Fri 10. 3. 14:50–16:30 učebna 56, Fri 17. 3. 14:50–16:30 učebna 56, Fri 24. 3. 14:50–16:30 učebna 56, I. Přibylová
A2MK_LDML/02: Fri 24. 2. 9:20–11:00 učebna 56, Fri 3. 3. 9:20–11:00 učebna 56, Fri 10. 3. 9:20–11:00 učebna 56, Fri 17. 3. 9:20–11:00 učebna 56, Fri 24. 3. 9:20–11:00 učebna 56, I. Přibylová
Bc studies in literature in English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course provides a general introduction to the literature for young readers in English, with a special interest in Young Adult Literature. Students are asked to read, discuss and present selected texts, and study recommended sources. In the end of the course, students will understand selected literary genres and issues suitable for young readers. Students are required to find and comment on selected relevant links between YAL and Průřezová témata RVP MŠTV. Students will complete their teaching practice research on school libraries in English.
  • Course schedule:
  • 1. Introduction to the course; reading oral literature: folk tales, urban legends, fairy tales traditional and modern, tall tales.Building a school library in English.
  • 2. Reading nursery rhymes, modern and contemporary poetry for young readers.
  • 3. Intentional literature for children and the rise of YAL. Student presentations: YAL I.
  • 4. Reading fantasy fiction. Student presentations: YAL II.
  • 5. Reading graphic novels and manga. Student presentations: YAL III.
    recommended literature
  • CART, Michael. Young adult literature : from romance to realism. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. ix, 242. ISBN 9780838910450. info
  • Young adult literature and adolescent identity across cultures and classrooms : contexts for the literary lives of teens. Edited by Janet Alsup. London: Routledge, 2010. ix, 225. ISBN 9780415876995. info
  • Modern children's literature : an introduction. Edited by Kimberley Reynolds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. x, 278. ISBN 1403916128. info
Teaching methods
Reading, discussing and analyzing selected texts, issues, and resources. Power point and moodle support.
Assessment methods
A structured paper focused on YAL issues and Průřezová témata RVP.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2017, recent)
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