International Summer School


Session 1

Popular Literature in English: Children’s Literature
Module Code: IS058
Level: 5
Field trip fee: £90

Please note, this module has now reached full capacity for our 2018 enrolment. Therefore if you submit an application for Popular Literature in English: Children’s Literature you will receive an offer for your alternative choice.

2018 Syllabus [PDF]
From studying work by Kingsley and Carroll to that of Dahl, Rowling and Pullman, you will find that social anxieties about children have always been pivotal. In this module you trace the development of British children’s literature, examining the ways in which literary representations of children and for children correspond to changes in our cultural understanding of childhood. We will also take two field trips: one to the V and A Museum of Childhood in London and the other to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.