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Leading Class Discussion: Pairs

February W 6 Roger Lancelyn Green, "The Golden Age of Children's Books" (1962) [CP]; Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), through Chapter 9; Diedre Baker, "Fantasy" [K]; Angela Sorby, "Golden Age" [K]. Leading class discussion: Meredith F. & Kylie K.
  W 20 Perry Nodelman, "Decoding the images: how picture books work" (2005) [CP]; Nathalie op de Beeck, "Image" [K]; John Burnigham, Mr. Gumpy's Outing (1970) [R]; Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji (1981) [R]; Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon (1947) [R]; Ian Falconer, Olivia (2000) [R]; Mac Barnett et al, "Proclamation!" (2011) [W]. Leading class discussion: Erica Morgenstern & Melissa Hammond.
March F 1 Jon Scieszka, "Design Matters" (Horn Book, March 1998) <> [W]; Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (1992) [R]; David Wiesner, The Three Pigs (2001) [R]. Ann Jonas, Round Trip (1983) [R]; Chris Van Allsburg, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984); David Macaulay, Black and White (1990) [R]; W.J.T. Mitchell "Metapictures" from Picture Theory (1994) [CP]; Kimberley Reynolds, "Modernism" [K]; Philip Nel, "Postmodernism" (2011) [K]. Leading class discussion: Stephanie Hutaff & Andi Parrish.
  W 6 Neil Gaiman, Coraline (2002); Richard Gooding, “‘Something Very Old and Very Slow’: Coraline, Uncanniness, and Narrative Form” (2008) [CP2]. Leading class discussion: Heather Staton & Cameron Seifert.
  W 13 J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906, rev. of The Little White Bird, 1902); Jacqueline Rose, Introduction to The Strange Case of Peter Pan (1984) [CP2]. Leading class discussion: Samantha Owen & Sam Killmeyer.
April M 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Chapters 4, 20, and 25 from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), plus illustrations from each of these three chapters [all W]; Bernstein, Chapter 3 from Racial Innocence. Leading class discussion: Rachel Ohmes &Herditya Widodo.
  F 12 L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (1908), through Chapter 15; Mavis Reimer, "A Daughter of the House: Discourses of Adoption in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables" (2011) [CP2]; Elizabeth Bullen, "Ideology" [K]. Leading class discussion: Allison Shufelt & Elizabeth Rankin.
  F 19 Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat (1989); Mallan, "Queer" [K]; Mavis Reimer, "Home" [K]. Leading class discussion: Pallabi Gupta & Elizabeth Symm.
May W 1 Shaun Tan, The Arrival (2006); Michael Joseph, "Liminality" [K]. Leading class discussion: Elizabeth Thompson & Orlando Dos Reis.
  M 6 Alexie, The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian; Coates, "Identity" [K]; Clare Bradford and Raffaella Baccolini, "Journeying Subjects: Spatiality and Identity in Children's Texts" (2011) [CP2]; Adrienne Kertzer, "Not Exactly: Intertextual Identities and Risky Laughter in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian" (2012) [CP2]. Leading class discussion: Meggie Romick & Seely Heck.



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