Sunday, August 30, 2015

Week 2: August 31-September 4: Nature of Fairy Tales


Tuesday: Form, Function and Structure of Fairy Tales
Read:
The Complete Fairy Tales, “Brier Rose,” pp. 171-174
 Lüthi: Once Upon a Time, Chapter 1, pp. 21-34
Report 1: Zipes, The Brothers Grimm, Chapter 9, pp. 207-229

Wednesday: Evening Film: Sleeping Beauty by Disney

Thursday: Discussion of Film and Tale - Folk and Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends
Read: Lüthi: Once Upon a Time, Chapters 2-3, pp. 35-57
Report 2: Bruno Bettelheim, “The Sleeping Beauty” In: The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 225-236. On reserve in Hoover Library.
Blog Entry 2: Develop a one-page working definition of a fairy tale based on class discussions, stories and other articles we have read in class.  Blog is due by Sunday, September 6.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Week 1 - August 24-28 - Introduction

Tuesday: What is a fairy tale? What is a folk tale?Once There Were Two Brothers Named Grimm
Read: Zipes, The Brothers Grimm, Chapter 1, pp. 1-23

Wednesday: Film: ”Brothers Grimm” with Matt Damon - Part 1
Wednesday: Evening Film: ”Brothers Grimm” with Matt Damon - Part 2

Thursday: Discussion of Film and Readings
Read: Zipes, The Brothers Grimm, Chapter 2, pp. 25-64
Blog Entry 1: Why did you choose this course as your FYS? What are you hoping to accomplish in the seminar? What is your favorite fairy tale? Why? Blog is due by Sunday, August 30.