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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2006

E 322 • Astrid Lindgren

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35160 MWF
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
PAR 308

Course Description

Astrid Lindgren is perhaps the most internationally famous author of children's literature in the twentieth century. Her books have been translated from her native Swedish into literally dozens of languages, and they tend to remain in print. Her heroes and heroines are brave, inspiring and iconoclastic; humor as well as fear and grief (danger and death) are also addressed, without talking down to the reader. This course will read and examine a number of Lindgren's booksand interviews.

Grading Policy

5 writing projects, minimum of 6 pp each (2 in-class, 3 out-of-class) 90%
(1 of the out-of class papers may be substantially revised)
Class discussions and participation 10%


(a selection from the following)
Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking, Puffin, 1997, ISBN 0140309578
Astrid Lindgren, The Children of Noisy Village, Viking, 1988, ISBN 014032609X
Astrid Lindgren, Bill Bergstrom, Master Detective
Astrid Lindgren, Emil in Soup, Viking, 1999, ISBN 0140341218
Astrid Lindgren, Emil's Pranks, Viking, 1999, ISBN 0140341226
Astrid Lindgren, Mio, My Son
Astrid Lindgren, The Brothers Lionheart
Astrid Lindgren, Ronia, The Robber's Daughter, Viking, 1985, ISBN 0140317201
Astrid Lindgren, Brenda the Brave


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