LIT 220E/220F - (W,D,CL) Fairytales
(Prerequisites: Students taking the course for German language credit must have completed four semesters of college-level German or obtain permission of the instructor.)
Today, fairytales are an important part of children’s literature and constitute broadly understood points of Western cultural reference. This seminar goes beyond contemporary tales to identify and interpret historical, political, and ideological dimensions of fairytales. Special attention to German Romanticism; Central European nationalisms; theories of culture and psychology; and gender. May be taken in combination with a one-credit language practicum, GERM 333, for German credit.