English Studies (ENGL) - The Dying Teenager in Young Adult Literature

ENGL 3436  The Dying Teenager in Young Adult Literature


Six credits of 2000 level ENGL (excluding ENGL 2001 and ENGL 2011) or any 45 credits completed (excluding ENGL 1501, ENGL 1502, ENGL 2001, ENGL 2011)


Three hours of lecture per week




Students explore twenty-first century texts about the dying teenager directed to a teenage readership. They contextualize contemporary texts like The Fault in Our Stars (2012) in relation to literature from past centuries such as Little Women (1869) and A Token for Children (1672). They analyze the reasons for the popularity of this subgenre and the ways in which the relationship between literature and popular culture contributes to that popularity.

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