Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Week 5 - September 22-26: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Monday: Hoover Library Visit


Tuesday: Read: The Complete Fairy Tales, “Snow White,” pp. 181-188
Report 7: S. Gilbert and S. Gubar, “The Queen’s Looking Glass,” in The Madwoman in the Attic, pp. 36-44. On Blackboard under Course Documents or On reserve in Hoover Library
Wednesday: Evening Film: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Directed by Walt Disney, 1937 (84 minutes)
Thursday: Film: “DEFA Snow White” East German Production (60 minutes)
Read: Jack Zipes, “Breaking the Disney Spell,” In: Fairy Tale as Myth. Pp. 72-95 On Blackboard under Course Documents

Blog Entry 5: Compare the original tale by the Brothers Grimm with Disney’s film from 1937. Highlight a few differences and similarities. Why did Disney divert from the original version of the tale? What were the reasons? Consider the time when the film was made and also Walt Disney's own story. OR Compare the original tale by the Brothers Grimm with the GDR film version and the Disney film. Which one do you like the most? Why?   Blog is due by Sunday, September 27.

Paper 1 is due by Thursday, October 1.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Week 6 – September 29 - October 3: Snow White, Socialism and Feminism


Tuesday: Snow White, Socialism and Feminism

Report 8: Bruno Bettelheim, "The Jealous Queen in “Snow White” and the Myth of Oedipus” and “Snow White,” In: The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 194-215. On reserve in Hoover Library
Report 9: Marcia Lieberman: “Some Day My Prince Will Come” On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Wednesday: The Stepmother Motif
Read: Anne Sexton, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” On Blackboard/ Course Documents
Report 10: Maria Tatar, “From Nags to Witches: Stepmothers and Other Ogres,” In: The Hard Facts of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, pp. pp. 137-155. On Blackboard/ Course Documents

Thursday: Preparation for Service Learning project – Groups and Ideas for the projects

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Week 4 - September 14-18: Cinderella: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover


Tuesday: The Complete Fairy Tales, “Cinderella,” pp. 69-77
Report 5: Bruno Bettelheim, “Cinderella,” In: The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 236-277. On reserve in Hoover Library
Monday: Career Exploration & Service - Lewis G5
 Wednesday: Evening Film: “Cinderella” by Walt Disney (71 minutes)
Thursday: Discussion of Film and Tale
Report 6: Jack Zipes, “The Triumph of the Underdog: Cinderella’s Legacy,” in: The Enchanted Screen. The Unknown History of Fairy Tale Films. New York: Routledge, 2011, pp.172-191. On Blackboard under Course Documents
Blog Entry 4: Cinderella is one of these so called “rise tales”, which features a narrative arc of “rags to riches through magic and marriage” (Ruth Bottigheimer). Write a reflection on this motif. Can someone reach success or riches with magic or marriage? How realistic is that? Blog is due by Sunday, September 20.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Week 3 - September 7-11: Hänsel & Gretel – The Child as a Hero

Tuesday: Read:  The Complete Fairy Tales, "Hansel and Gretel," pp. 43-49,  "The Juniper Tree," pp. 148-157 and Lüthi: Chapter 4: The Uses of Fairy Tales, pp. 59-70

Wednesday: Global Experinece & Diversity Exploration - Leidy RoomWednesday: Evening Film: “Hansel and Gretel” with Cloris Leachman. MGM 1987

Thursday: The Meaning of Hansel and Gretel
Report 3:
J. Zipes, “The Rationalization of Abandonment and Abuse in Fairy Tales: The Case of Hansel & Gretel.” On Blackboard under Course Documents
Report 4: Bruno Bettelheim, "Hansel and Gretel,” In: The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 159-166. On reserve in Hoover Library
Blog Entry 3: Compare the original Grimm tale with the MGM version. What is different in the film? What is similar? Why did the movie directors make these changes? Blog is due by Sunday, September 13.