Seminar : 6th February 2013
the (im)possibility of children's fiction
who writes it?
why do they write it?
who is it for?
what is a child?
what kind of child reader does it assume?
are there imbalances in power, in knowledge, in experience, in agency?
what are the 'goals' of children's literature?
how can it link with theory?
what mechanisms can you recognise in children's literature?
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