ENG313 201403 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2015
Course: 
ENG 313
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Teen and Children's Literature
Instructors: 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Disability Studies Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-3929
  • Office: 238 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20 MW 12-1:30
Department Section Description: 

This course explores a wide variety of young adult and children’s literature, from recent
bestsellers to ancient fairy tales. We’ll experience picture books, comics, folktales, young adult
novels, and the voices and ASL poetry of real people. The class focuses on three kinds of
interplay: The interplay between the books we read and your internship experiences working
with actual teens and children; the interplay between fantasy and realism; and the interplay
between the visual and the verbal arts. We also focus on many aspects of social identity,
including gender, sexuality, ability, class, and race.