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Leading Class Discussion: Pairs

January M 30 Roger Lancelyn Green, "The Golden Age of Children's Books" (1962) [C]; Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), through Chapter 9; Diedre Baker, "Fantasy" [K]; Angela Sorby, "Golden Age" [K]. Leading class discussion: Kirsten Hermreck & Niki Bernett.
Picture Books
February F 10 Perry Nodelman, "Decoding the images: how picture books work" (2005) [C]; 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: Kathleen Wallace & Jenny Tammera.
F 17 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]; Emily Gravett, Wolves (2005) [R]; W.J.T. Mitchell "Metapictures" from Picture Theory (1994) [C]; Kimberley Reynolds, "Modernism" [K]; Philip Nel, "Postmodernism" (2011) [K]. Leading class discussion: Allyson Koziol & Gavin Colton.
W 22 Neil Gaiman, Coraline (2002); Richard Gooding, “‘Something Very Old and Very Slow’: Coraline, Uncanniness, and Narrative Form” (2008) [C]. Leading class discussion: Jamie DeTour & Brittany Roberts.
  M 27 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) [C]; Mike Cadden, "Voice" [K]. Leading class discussion: Mandy Moore & Emily Nance.
Racial Innocence
March F 31 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) [C]; Cathryn Mercier, "Realism" [K]; Elizabeth Bullen, "Ideology" [K]. Leading class discussion: Roxana Loza & Corinne Matthews.
April F 7 Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat (1989); Mallan, "Queer" [K]; Mavis Reimer, "Home" [K]; Michael Joseph, "Liminality" [K]. Leading class discussion: Jonathan Blake & Catherine Williams.
F 21 Noelle Stevenson, Nimona (2015); Leading class discussion: Curtis Field & Cora Jaeger.
  W 26 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) [C]; Adrienne Kertzer, "Not Exactly: Intertextual Identities and Risky Laughter in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian" (2012) [C]. Leading class discussion: Leif Nelson & Chris Comer.



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