Introduction to Literature

Children's Dystopian/Apocalyptic Literature

(Fulfills a core Humanities requirement)

Syllabi and Schedules

for Spring 2018

Monday Night Introduction to Literature

Ancillary Edifying Articles

The 12 Core Concepts of Childhood Traumas

ACE Quiz

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Feb 12th: Story and Narrative

Orality v. Literacy

Terms and Definitions

"Dystopian Visions of Global Capitalism: Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines and M.T Anderson's Feed"

The Transformational Power of Storytelling

"children who impersonated an exemplar other--in this case a character, such as Batman--spent the most time working")

"Future Worlds: Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines (2001)"

"Traction Cities, Postmodernisms, and Coming of Age: Mortal Engines"


    (In order of reading during the term)

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

    The Lorax
  • ISBN-10: 0394823370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394823379
  • The Full text

The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

    Girl who owned a city
  • ISBN-10: 0761350861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761350866
  • A deadly plague has devastated Earth, killing everyone over the age of 12. Lisa and her younger brother Todd are struggling to stay alive in a world where no one is safe. Other children along Grand Avenue need help as well. They band together to find food, shelter, and protection from dangerous gangs invading their neighbourhood.

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

    Oh in home
  • ISBN-10: 1484729463
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484729465
  • As in, the movie Home logo : Clip 1 and Clip 2

Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines #1) by Philip Reeve

  • ISBN-10: 1338201123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1338201123
  • Soon to be a big budget ($100 million) Major Motion Picture directed by Peter Jackson; release date Dec 2018.


Reading Quizzes

Theory Papers

Applied Papers

Final Research Project

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