Monday, February 6, 2012

Week 3 - Feb. 7 & 9 - Hänsel & Gretel

Tuesday: “Fairy Tales and Psychology” Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Mazeroff, Psychology
Read: Introduction: Hansel and Gretel," The Classic Fairy Tales, (179-184)
Brothers Grimm, "Hansel and Gretel" (184-190)
Brothers Grimm, "The Juniper Tree" (190-197)
Brothers Grimm, "The Spirit in the Glass Bottle" (Blackboard)
Bruno Bettelheim, "Hansel and Gretel,” pp. 159-166.

Thursday: The Child as Hero
Read: Joseph Jacobs, "The Rose Tree" (197-199)
Charles Perrault, "Little Thumbling" (199-209)
Joseph Jacobs, "Molly Whuppie" and “Jack and the Beanstalk” On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Report 3: Jack Zipes, “The Rationalization of Abandonment and Abuse in Fairy Tales: The Case of Hansel & Gretel.” On Blackboard under Course Documents
Report 4: Sheldon Cashdan “Gluttony: Where Bread Crumbs Lead,” in: The Witch Must Die, pp. 63-83. On Blackboard under Course Documents
Film: “Hansel & Gretel – An Appalachian Version” 

Blog Entry 3: The topic of this blog entry is “Fairy Tales and Psychology.” What is the relationship between fairy tales and psychology? What psychological theories have been used to better understand fairy tales? How did psychologists use fairy tales in psychotherapy? Make sure to include a reflection on Dr. Mazeroff’s lecture. Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 12.

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