Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 24, 2008

“Getting Beyond the Cuss Words” (Class Conversation)

Filed under: Articles for Class — sunyprof @ 8:27 am

I would especially like to talk about this article tonight. Continuing work some of us did in 541 last semester and, of course, work with critical theory you have done in other undergrad or graduate classes, and/or the Johnson/Freedman text, using multiple approaches to talking about YA lit is a key course theme.

This article offers an especially clear example of how we might use Marxist and Structuralist theories to read CATCHER alongside Crutcher’s IRONMAN. Best of all, the article includes a useful chart that suggests other titles and the literary theories that might inform discussions of them.

Let’s pay special attention to this article today.

But let’s not slight the case study documenting Aurora’s “transformation” Honor Moorman shares in the Winter, 2008, issue of ALAN REVIEW. KES


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