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GERMAN 285 A: Representation And Diversity

Fairy Tales, Revisited: Ecologies, Adaptations, Decolonizations

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:00am - 11:20am
Location: 
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SLN: 
15237
Joint Sections: 
ENGL 265 A
Instructor:
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Jason Groves
Note: 
*Cool courses in English*

Additional Details:

This course explores the histories, adaptations, and critical reevaluations of fairy tales and folk tales. Paying particular attention to the environmental cultures and values of these tales and their adaptations, topics will include enchanted forests; folk-lore, plant-lore, and animal-lore; convivial (and not so convivial) human-animal relations; and hybrid nature-cultures. Critical perspectives on our primary readings are drawn from readings in adaptation studies, gender studies, queer theory, and postcolonial studies. Readings are in English and drawn from sources including German tales collected by the Brothers Grimm and Coast Salish stories collected by Vi Hilbert, transcultural retellings and multicultural recastings of folkloric legacies, as well as Disney and other pop culture adaptations. English is the language of instruction and course readings.

Catalog Description: 
Studies of culture and ethics with aesthetic, literary, and philosophical tools of analysis, with special attention to issues of identity, diversity, civil rights, environmental justice, and multiculturalism. Readings and discussions in English.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 12, 2020 - 1:55pm
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