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SCAN 576   Children and Youth Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

Explores the understanding and youth in Scandinavia, with comparative focus on the US and the UK, through children's literature and classic accounts of childhood in fiction, film and related media. Will investigate how childhood is construed in books self-described as children's literature as well as in adult-audience fiction and memoirs; and how representations of childhood correlate with evolving ideas about family formation, child-rearing, the welfare state, and education in twentieth- and twenty-first century Scandinavia. This is put in comparative context with British and/or US children's literature and society. Same as CWL 586, EURO 576, and GWS 576. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.