Autumn 2017: Humanities Courses in English (1)

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GERMAN 298 A: Fairy Tales and the Environmental Imagination
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Fairy Tales and the Environmental Imagination


Offered jointly with CHID 270 B  /ENGL 242 F /C LIT 210 A / GERMAN 298 B FIG

Meeting Time: TTh 1:30pm - 2:50pm

Location: GUG 218

SLN: 15860

Instructor: Jason Groves;

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.

Credits: 5

GE Requirements: Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)


"...I’m advocating for the importance of the imagination, given the radical unknowability of the future of life."

 Read an article about Jason Groves in the Perspectives Newsletter  h e r e.