GERM 230 - Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales
Castles, enchanted forests, princes and princesses, wicked stepmothers, dangerous beasts, moral lessons and terrible punishments: this course re-visits the world of childhood bedtime stories with the aim of developing a critical appreciation of the meaning, structure, and function of classic fairy tales. Beginning with the tales of Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, the course also examines Disney film adaptations and modern rewritings by authors such as Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, and Anne Sexton. Questions to consider include: What is a fairy tale? How have fairy tales been used to teach moral lessons and reinforce cultural values? How have these stories been re-imagined for different audiences? Readings and discussions will culminate in a collaborative multimedia project. Course taught in English.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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