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, 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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Week 7 – October 5-9: Brave Little Tailor: Brain over Brawn - Exam 1

Tuesday: Review Session for Exam 1

Wednesday: Brain over Brawn (The Trickster)
Read: The Complete Fairy Tales,  “Brave Little Tailor,” pp. 73-79

Film: The Brave Little Tailor

Thursday: Exam 1: The test will cover all materials studied in the semester including all required readings and fairy tales.  

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