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The course, through an interdisciplinary approach, promots the knowledge of contemporary italian ed international children’s literature and the reflection about problems and educational perspectives about literacy and pleasure to read fiction texts.
Children and young Literature: the uniqueness of Children’s Literature; the origins and the developments of children’s literature (18th- 19th);
the different aspects of contemporary Italian and international children’s literature (writers, illustrators, genres; themes, characters, style);
the voices of the most important Italian writers;
the criteria for evaluation of fiction books for children and young readers;
picture-books and illustrated books: definition, typology, themes, relationship between words and images;
the difference between didactic and creative text;
pedagogical and aesthetical approaches to children’s literature;
themes, characters and writing style of Gianni Rodari’s literary work;
introduction to “classics”(like Collodi’s Pinocchio or the books of Astrid Lindgren).
Texts for exam: details and directions for studying will be given at the beginning of the course of the semester and they also will be published on the web board at the end of the course.
Traditional lecture, reading aloud of some piece of text; slideshow of images, illustrations and videos; moderating discussions.
The course will NOT be a mere summary of the contents of the books: for this reason is highly recommended to attend the lectures or at least part of them.
The exam consists of two-hours’ written text based on argumentative and reflexive open-questions.
Students will write a critical paper on a two novel: a framework for the development of the paper will be given during the course. A list of recommended novels will be communicated during the lessons and it also will be published on line too. The paper will be handed out during the exam.
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