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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 112 Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney and Beyond

How well do you really know Cinderella and Snow White? This course will trace these staples of popular culture to their roots in the German folklore tradition and investigate their enduring transnational popularity. We will read and analyze the Brothers Grimm's classic fairy tales in their historical and cultural context, discuss the function and meaning of fairy tales and how they change over time, and study contemporary fairy tale adaptations for the stage, film, and television.