Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for ENGLISH 345.
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.
Not taught in 2022
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)
10 Things I Hate About You
Coursework + exam
ENGLISH 345: 15 points
30 points at Stage II in English