|Course Dates||Length||Meeting Times||Status||Format||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|July 19, 2021 - August 11, 20217/19 - 8/11||3 Weeks||Online||Waitlisted||Online||Elisabeth Bell||11844|
Originally, fairy tales were not intended for children, but throughout much of their history, they were told among adult audiences for entertainment and instruction. During Romanticism, fairy tales were understood as tales sending a strong moral and didactic message. The basic structure and narrative conventions are provided through magic, supernatural elements, and happy endings.
This course introduces students to the original versions of fairy tales and makes them aware that the tradition continues to present times. We will re-read the classics Beauty and the Beast, Bluebeard, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss-in-Boots, and Sleeping Beauty from a contemporary author's perspective, starting with Apuleius, Straparola, Basile, Perrault, and the Grimm Brothers. We will then compare their versions to 20th-century re-tellings by British author Angela Carter.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Prerequisites: No specific prior experience or knowledge is required.