Good, Evil, Human: German Fairy Tales and Their Cultural Impact|
Spring 2017 not offered
GELT 279, COL 279|
The collected folk tales of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm have had a substantial impact on the cultural history of Germany and beyond. Deceptively simple, these little texts communicate and negotiate extraordinarily important and complicated messages about what it means to be human, to behave in acceptable ways, to have and control unwelcome desires, and to (be able to) imagine a better world. We will read selected fairy tales from the Grimm collection and other texts, investigate the historical context in which the Grimms undertook their ambitious project, learn about ways in which scholarship has framed fairy tales, and discuss adaptations of the fairy-tale tradition in films and texts of the 20th century.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GRST-MN)(GRST)