Freshman Seminar 49p. What If? Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and the Literary Culture of Childhood





Graham Greene once observed that nothing we read as adults can equal the "excitement and revelation" of the "first fourteen years". This seminar will explore the aesthetics and ethics of narratives written for children, with a focus on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. We will branch out into other possible worlds constructed by authors of children’s books.
Note: Open to Freshmen only.