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ENG3214 Freedom to Play and Victorian Children
Credit Points: 15

The popular image of Victorian children is of girls in long flowing dresses with big bows in their long tresses and of boys in sailor suits. This unit goes behind this image to examine how the modern concept of childhood began to be developed in fiction from the late 18th century through the Victorian age and into the Edwardian. By using fiction and non-fiction texts students will interrogate the popular myths surrounding the Victorian child, whose image is often wrongly one of restriction.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAHKChildren's Literature Minor
MABUTMEnglish Education Major
MIAAGUEnglish Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012