This article argues that introducing undergraduates to literary criticism and theory can be most effectively accomplished through the teaching of children's literature, fantasy literature, and Disney films alongside traditional literary criticism. We discuss a series of assignments we use in Pursuits of English, our department's introductory theory and criticism course.
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Research Article| April 01 2009
The Ideology of the Mermaid: Children's Literature in the Intro to Theory Course
Pedagogy (2009) 9 (2): 217–233.
Patricia A. Matthew, Jonathan Greenberg; The Ideology of the Mermaid: Children's Literature in the Intro to Theory Course. Pedagogy 1 April 2009; 9 (2): 217–233. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2008-030
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