ENG457F: Download tasks for 28th September (‘Instruction with delight’)
For class on the 28th of September, you will need to download and read several things! This sheet gives you the instructions for how to do this.
The innovative childrens’ publishers of the 1740s were Thomas Boreman, John Newbery, and Mary Cooper. Demers has excerpts from Boreman and Newbery, but not from Cooper. I want you to have a look at one of her productions online, the second (1743) edition of The child’s new play-thing. It is in Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO), a huge collection of digitized C18th books.
You’ll also be reading two very recent articles about children’s reading in this period: They’re both from the same journal, History of Education. U of T subscribes to it online.
Elspeth Jajdelska, “Income, ideology and childhood reading in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.” History of Education (January 2004), vol. 33, no. 1: 55-73.
Evelyn Arizpe and Morag Styles, “’Love to learn your book’: children’s experiences of text in the eighteenth century.” History of Education (May 2004), vol. 33, no. 3: 337-352.
Getting an online article: