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INF 382V
Visual Resources for Youth

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8/26

Introduction

NO CLASS TODAY
Pick up course packet at GSB 3.1.36 and begin reading.

9/2

Picture Books & Caldecott Award

Readings:

Cianciolo, Patricia Jean. Picture Books for Children. Chicago: ALA,1980;
Ch. 1. "The Picture Book: a Distinct Kind of Literary Art." (1-29)

Lacy, Lyn E. Art & Design in Children's Picture Books: An Analysis of Caldecott Award-Winning BooksALA, 1986.
Ch. 1. Visual Literacy (1-28)

9/9

History of Picture Books

Readings:

Schwarcz, Joseph H. and Chava Schwarcz. The Picture Book Comes of Age: Looking At Childhood Through the Art of Illustration. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1991.
Ch: 1. Visual Communications in Picture Books. (1-13)

Marantz, Sylvia S. Picture Books for Looking & Learning: Awakening Visual Perceptions through the Art of Children's Books. Oryx Press, 1992.
Ch. 1. "The Anatomy of a Book" (1-14)

Cott, Jonathan. Victorian Color Picture Books. NY: Stonjill Pub. Co., 1983;
Preface. "A Dialog with Maurice Sendak." (vii-xxi)

9/16

Picture Books: Elements of Criticism

Readings:

Nodelman, Perry. Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1988.
Ch. 1. Picture, Picture Books and the Implied Viewer (1-40)
Ch. 2. Format, Design, Predominating Visual Features: The Meaningful Implications of Overall Qualities of Books and Pictures (41-76)
Ch. 3. Style as Meaning (77-100)
Ch. 4. Code, Symbol, Gesture: The Contextural Meanings of Visual Objects (101-125)

9/20 (Sunday) Austin Museum Day Visit an Austin museum for free!

9/23

Guest speaker

Visual Literacy & Elements of Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative and Design

Marion Rocco, talking about Eric Carle experience

Readings:

Hearne, Betsy and Roger Sutton, eds. Evaluating Children's Books: A Critical Look: Aesthetic, Social and Political Aspects of Analyzing and Using Children's Books. Urbana-Champaign IL: University of Illinois, GSLIS, 1993.
"Visual Criticism and Children's Literature" by Barbara Keifer (73-92)

Brown, Laurene K. "Fiction for children: Does the medium matter? Special Issue: Art, mind, and education." Journal of Aesthetic Education 22 (Spring 1988):35-44. [Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero, MA, US].

 

Readings:

Nodelman, Perry. Narrative Symbol in Childhood Literature. NY: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990. (Not at UT Austin. Photocopy of Ch. 6.)
Chapter 6: Agency: Visual-Verbal Narrative (93-119)

Protheroe, Pamela. Vexed Texts: How Children's Picture Books Promote Illiteracy. Sussex, England: Book Guild Ltd., 1992.
Introduction (7-10)
Ch. 4: Aesthetic Aspects (111-122)

9/30

Visual Themes

 

 

 

 

Fear, Stress & Anxiety

Readings:

Schwarcz, Joseph H. and Chava Schwarcz. The Picture Book Comes of Age: Looking At Childhood Through the Art of Illustration. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1991.
Ch. 2. A Close Look at the Picture Book (15-19)
Ch. 4. Love and Anxiety in the Supportive Family (27-29)
Ch. 7. The Emergence of Identity (84-111).
Ch. 8. A Sense of Place (112-134)


Readings:

Stevenson, Deborah. "Frightening the Children? Kids, Grown-ups, and Scary Picture Books." The Horn Book (May-June 1996) : 305.


Giblin, James. "Violence, Children, and Children's Books." School Library Journal 41 (1995) : 30.



Due: Assignment #1

10/7

Picture Book Genres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiculturalism & Emerging Identity

Readings:


Rostankowski, C. C. "A Is For Aesthetics: Alphabet Books And The Development Of The Aesthetic In Children." The Journal Of Aesthetic Education 28 (1994) : 117.

 

Readings:

Hearne, Betsy. "Cite the Source: Reducing Cultural Chaos in Picture Books, Part One," School Library Journal. 39 (July 1993): 22-27; "Cite the Source: Reducing Cultural Chaos in Picture Books, Part Two," School Library Journal. 39 (August 1993): 33-37.

Black Children in the United States." African American

10/14

Stereotypes,& Sense of Place

Readings:


Hearne, Betsy and Roger Sutton, eds. Evaluating Children's Books: A Critical Look: Aesthetic, Social and Political Aspects of Analyzing and Using Children's Books. Urbana-Champaign IL: University of Illinois, GSLIS, 1993.
"And Yet... Beyond Political Correctness: The Multicultural Debate" by Hazel Rochman (133-148)

Art and Story : The Role of Illustration in Multicultural Literature for Youth : The Virginia Hamilton Conference. Highsmith Co 1997.
Ch. 7: Begay, Shonto. "Reflections From a Holy Place." (67-76)
Ch. 8: DeLacre, Lulu. "A Latina building Bridges." (77-82)
Ch. 13: Nespeca, Sue McCleaf. "All in My Family. Picture Books Reflecting Families' Cultural Diversity." (131-146)
Ch. 14: White, Maureen. "How do They Stack Up? Best Picture Books from Abroad." (147-158)


10/21

Class Presentations

 

Due: Assignment #2

Blanton Tour - 3:50pm - Meet in the Blanton lobby and remember to bring your UT id.

10/28

Class Presentations

smiling pumpkinPreview TBF

10/31 - 11/1 Texas Book Festival Volunteer to work at TBF
11/4 Class Presentations  Bring Your TBF shirt to class for a picture!
11/11 Mock Caldecott Committee Readings:


Ch. 9: The Caldecott Award (115-120)

11/18

Mock Caldecott Committee

Readings:

11/25

Work Day

No class - Prepare for Caldecett Book Discussion

12/2 Evaluation and Celebration Familiarize self with: Caldecott and Notable Book lists and criteria.
 

 


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