Short Courses

Postgraduate Short Courses

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (second semester)

Co-ordinators:  Dr I Noomé, Prof MA Brown

Note: A B-degree is required. Admission is strictly at the discretion of the course co-ordinators.

A range of children's literature is presented in this course. It discusses literature for and about children and covers the history of children's literature, the application of theory to children's literature, and the different kinds and modes of children's literature, including the following: fairy tales, nursery rhymes, folk tales, fantasy, formula writing, fact parading as fiction and school stories, focusing on novels for children. It covers selected texts from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.

 

Contact:
Dr I Noomé
Department of English, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002
Humanities Building, Room 16-29
Tel: 012 420 3379 or 012 420 2421
Fax: 012 420 5191
Email: [email protected]
OR

Prof MA Brown
Department of English, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002
Human Sciences Building Room 16-14
Tel: 012 420 2421
Fax: 012 420 5191
Email: [email protected]

EDITING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (first semester)

Co-ordinator: Dr I Noomé

Note: A B-degree is required. Admission is strictly at the discretion of the course co-ordinator. An entrance test may be applied at the discretion of the course co-ordinator. Only a limited number of students can be accepted per year, and no additional students will be accepted after the course has already started. The course normally runs from the end of January to the end of June, with one seminar per week.

After a brief self-study revision of grammar, problem areas frequently found in South African writing are discussed. The structuring of argument, register and tone, and the division of material into sections are dealt with in greater detail, and are practised. Students are given practice in editing the language and argument structure of writers (micro-and macro-editing). The issues surrounding the Plain Language Movement are discussed, and students do some plain language editing. Upon request, they are briefly exposed to translation, with the focus on how to evaluate and edit translations, how to identify problems and how to solve them. The course is intended to practise the skill of using language as a tool to enhance and present information. The presentation is largely workshop-based, with a few guest lecturers who are experienced in the field. The types of texts used are as varied as possible to provide broad exposure to different kinds of editing, especially in South African conditions. Electronic editing is addressed.

The editing course also accommodates students doing the Publishing course with the Information Science Department. It is largely practical in nature.

Please communicate directly with the course co-ordinator to be put on the mailing list for registration for 2022.  Registration starts late in November, but there is usually a waiting list, so communicate early. 

Contact: Dr I Noomé
Department of English, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002
Humanities Building Room 16-29
Tel: 012 420 3379 or 012 420 2421
Fax: 012 420 5191
Email: [email protected]

 

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