UCJANGBP35 Young Adult Fiction

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course deals with the authors writing for the young adults. It will focus on the main topics and specific themes of this popular genre. The analyzed texts are chosen to cover classical as well as modern stories. The aim of this course is to provide the students with the ability of independent literary analysis.
Learning outcomes
The student will:
be able to define the basic features of literature for the young adults
know major epresentatives and their works
be able to analyze literary texts
  • 1. Introduction to Young Adult Fiction
  • 2. Lewis Carroll
  • 3. Oscar Wilde
  • 4. Mark Twain
  • 5. J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 6. Roald Dahl
  • 7. Angela Carter
  • 8. Neil Gaiman
  • 9. J. K. Rowling
  • 10. Gothic literature
  • 11. Supernatural characters
  • 12. TV and film adaptations 1
  • 13. TV and film adaptations 2
    required literature
  • Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle. (2016). An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory. New York: Routledge.
  • Coats, Karen. (2018). The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
    recommended literature
  • Doughty, Amie A. (2016). Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture: A Mosaic of Criticism. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cuddon, John Anthony. (2014). The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. London: Penguin Books.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Compulsory attendance at seminars min. 75%.
Written assignment.
Written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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