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GERMAN 298 A: Topics In Literature And Culture

Fairy Tales and the Environmental Imagination

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Location: 
GLD 322
SLN: 
15860
Joint Sections: 
CHID 270 B, ENGL 242 F, C LIT 210 A
Instructor:
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Jason Groves

Syllabus Description:

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This course explores the environmental cultures and values of fairy tales and folktales. Topics include enchanted forests; folk-lore, plant-lore, and animal-lore; convivial human-animal relations; hybrid nature-cultures; as well as nationalistic aspects. Critical perspectives on fairy tales will range from textual studies to ecocriticism to gender studies and queer theory. Readings are in English and drawn from diverse cultural traditions, including European tales collected by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, Salish tales collected by Franz Boas, multicultural recastings and reclamations of folkloric legacies, as well as Disney adaptations.

Catalog Description: 
Introduces literary works and cultural artifacts from a variety of different traditions, cultures, and periods. Helps students to acquire basic tools for analyzing literature and culture.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 15, 2017 - 9:13pm
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