Thursday, November 5, 2015

Week 14 – Service Learning Project


Monday: Final Preparation for Service Learning project. All must come to class
Tuesday: Service Learning Project at William Winchester Elementary School

Blog Entry 11: This is your final Blog. In this blog, please reread all blogs you have written and reflect about what you have done and learned in the semester. Blog is due by Sunday, November 29.

Week 13 – November 16-20: Grimm Pictures: Fairy Tale Archetypes in Horror and Suspense Films


Tuesday: READ: Walter Rankin: “The Path of the Resistance,” in: Grimm Pictures Fairy Tale Archetypes in Horror and Suspense Films, pp. 17-39. On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Discussion of film, the Grimm’s tale and the reading
Prior to Tuesday, you also must watch the film Silence of the Lambs on your own and you may skip the scenes you don't want to see.
Wednesday: Review for Exam 2
Thursday: Exam 2: All material studied in the second half of the semester.

Week 12 – November 9-13: Rapunzel and Tangled


Tuesday: Rapunzel and Tangled
Read:
The Complete Fairy Tales, "Rapunzel,” pp. 37-40
Read: Lüthi: Chapter 8: Rapunzel, pp. 109-119
Wednesday: Film: “Tangled” by Walt Disney, 2010 (100 Min)
Thursday: Discussion of Film and Fairy Tale
Blog Entry 10: Find a cartoon on-line with a Rapunzel motif and discuss the cartoon and compare it with either the original tale or the Disney film. Add a copy of the cartoon, name of cartoonist and the source (URL). Blog is due by Sunday, November 15.
 Image Source: http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/sites/www.limelightmagazine.com.au/files/News/rapunzel-1024x704.jpeg

Week 11 – November 2-5: Villains: Bluebeard & Robber Bridegroom


Tuesday: Read: The Complete Fairy Tales, "The Robber Bridegroom," pp. 135-137, "Fitcher's Bird," pp. 146-148, and Charles Perrault “Bluebeard” - On Blackboard under Course Documents.

Wednesday: Preparation for Service Learning Projects
 Wednesday: Optional: Evening Film: “Barbe Bleue,” (2009, 80 min)

Thursday: Discussion of Film and Tales
Report 15: Maria Tatar: “The Attractions of “Bluebeard”: The Origins and Fortunes of a Folktale,” in: Secrets beyond the Door, pp. 11-66 (many pictures). On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Blog Entry 9: Reflect about the three versions of the story of “Bluebeard”. How are these tales similar or different? What is unique about them? Which one did (didn’t) you like the most? Why/ Why not?  Blog is due by Sunday, November 8.
Paper #2 is due by Tuesday November 10th.
Image Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Barbebleue.jpg

Week 10 – October 26-30: Little Red Cap


Tuesday: Read: The Complete Fairy Tales, "Little Red Cap," pp. 85-88
Report 13: Bruno Bettelheim, "Little Red Riding Hood,” in: The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 166-183. On reserve in Hoover Library
Wednesday: Preparation for Service Learning Projects
Wednesday: Evening Film: “Red Riding Hood” or “Hookwinked”
Thursday: Report 14: Verena Kast, “Little Red Cap. Favorite and Dreaded Folktales from Childhood,” In: Folktales as Therapy, pp. 1-26 On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Blog Entry 8: Find a cartoon on-line with “Little Red Riding Hood” as a theme and write a reflection on that cartoon. What kind of cartoon is that (political, social)? How do you like it? Etc. Add a copy of the cartoon, name of cartoonist and the source (URL).  Blog is due by Sunday, November 1.

Source of Image: http://cdn.twitrcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Little-Red-Riding-Hood-l.jpg

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week 9 – October 19–23: Beastly Bride(groom)

Tuesday: The Complete Fairy Tales, “The Frog King, or Iron Henry” pp. 13-17
Report 11: Maria Tatar, "Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales," In: The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales, pp. 3-38, On Blackboard under Course Documents.

Wednesday: Preparation for Service Learning Project - Discussion of Essay 1
Wednesday: Evening Film: “The Princess and the Frog,” Disney 2010 (98 min)

Thursday: Discussion of Film and Tale
Report 12: Marina Warner, “Go! Be a Beast: Beauty and the Beast,” In: From the Beast to the Blonde. On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers, New York: The Noonday Press. 1994, pp. 298-318. On Blackboard under Course Documents.



Blog Entry 6: First read the story of “Cupid and Psyche” at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/cupid.html, then write a comparison of this old Greek tale with that of the Brothers Grimm. Add two pictures to your blog, one from “The Frog King” and one for “Cupid and Psyche.” Blog is due by Sunday, October 25.

Week 8 - October 12-16: Fall Break – Symbolism in Fairy Tales

Monday:  No Class - Fall Break
Tuesday:  No Class - Fall Break (German-American Day)
Wednesday: Service Learning Project Preparation
Thursday: Symbolism in Fairy Tales
Read: Lüthi: Chapter 5: The Little Earth Cow, pp. 71-81