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FYS540 - Reading Refugees and Migration in European Children's Literature

General

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

540

Instructor(s)

R. Cernahoschi

Course Long Title

Reading Refugees and Migration in European Children's Literature

Description

This course explores how children’s literature mediates the experiences of migrants and refugees; how it constructs national, ethnic, racial, gender, and other identities; and how it advances or challenges the European ideal of "unity in diversity." Students critically examine how children’s books depict flight and migration; the identities, needs, and aims of migrants and refugees; the roles of European societies in global conflicts; the negotiation of difference; and the possibilities and limits of intercultural understanding. They also consider whose experiences are highlighted or ignored and, crucially, who gets a voice in the lucrative children’s book market.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

W1

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors, 05