Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 345

Adolescent Fiction


Description

Adolescence is a problematic category and a peculiarly modern one; necessarily, the same holds true for adolescent fiction. The aim of this course is to examine this phase of development that is neither childhood nor adulthood but lies between, and recent literary and filmic responses to the characteristic interests and demands of readers at this stage of their lives. Course reading will include film and television, as well as written texts.

Availability 2019

Not taught in 2019

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Recommended Reading

Texts

Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger (Penguin)

The Outsiders, SE Hinton

Dare Truth or Promise, Paula Boock (Longacre Press)

The Changeover, Margaret Mahy (any edition)

Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid, (Penguin)

The Other Side of Truth, Beverley Naidoo (Puffin Books)

Twilight, Stephanie Meyer (Atom Books)

The Bone Tiki, David Hair

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Children’s Books)

Films

Kick Ass

Twilight

10 Things I Hate About You

Hunger Games

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ENGLISH 345: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in English


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