Thursday, January 26, 2012

Week 2 – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

Tuesday: Once upon a time …: History, Form and Theories of Fairy Tales
Read: Marie Louise von Franz, “Theories of Fairy Tales,” pp. 1-23
Report 1: Jack Zipes, “The Origins of Fairy Tales,” pp. 13-28

Thursday: Why read folk and fairy tales? Morphology of folk and fairy tales
Read: Bruno Bettelheim, “Introduction. The Struggle for Meaning,” pp. 3-19.
Report 2: Jack Zipes, “Setting Standards for Civilization through Fairy Tales,” pp. 29-57

Blog Entry 2: Develop a one-page working definition of folk or fairy tale based on class discussions, materials we have read in class. Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 5.

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