Part of being a young adult is wishing you didn't have to go to school. And part of being an adult is wishing you could go to school instead of work. So sometimes I listen to the iTunes U classes online. And today I found one about young adult literature, offered by La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
I haven't finished listening to it, but I thought it might be of interest to some of my readers.
Fiction for Young Adults, From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, Looking for Alibrandi to The Hunger Games,
students in this subject will analyse factors affecting the emergence
and development of fiction for young adults as a distinctive literature
category over the last twenty years. Students will also focus on recent
trends in this field, including the development of a range of critical
perspectives for interpreting themes, issues and responses to this
literature by adults and adolescents.