Monday, March 15, 2010

Children's Literature in Academia


It Monday--Picture Books Past. One group of people who are most interested in children's books from the past are academics who study them as part of literature as a whole. It seems the field grew significantly in the 1970's. The Children's Literature Association (here) was established and colleges and universities added new classes in children's lit. Two journals on the subject are the "Children's Literature Association Quarterly" (here) and "Children's Literature" (here.) An example of an academic program is here. A conference is here. A professor giving a lecture on Sendak is here. It's another facet of the world of picture books.

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