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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 130 Fabulous Fictions: Fairy Tales and the Modern World

The demands of mass marketing and entertainment have tamed once socially responsible and politically aware folk and fairy tales. Using a historical approach, this seminar explores traditional and contemporary adaptations of these genres to better understand the critical reflection, ethical interrogation and political examination elicited by fairy tale texts. Selections include works by the Brothers Grimm, Shakespeare, Alice Munro, Peter Cashorali, and filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.


I. Smith