Bookworlds: Fairy Tale Villains
East Asian Languages & Cultures 98/198
About the Course:
Fairy tales are taught in almost every culture. They offer insight into societal values and are often some of the oldest pieces of surviving cultural information.
We will be taking a cross-cultural look at villains to see where each culture places their values. In looking at villains, we can delve into the morality of heroes & villains, war, politics, and how fairy tales change over time. We will look at commonalities in cultures, such as the "Cinderella" story (which almost every culture has) as well as stories that are unique to a particular region.
Each week students will be given a reading assignment as listed in the course syllabus. When the students come in each week, we will first share background information about the text and then lead a group discussion based on the reading. The second half of the class will be an activity of some sort, related to the text. These activities will include short writing assignments, movies, jeopardy, art projects, and other relevant activities.
How to Enroll:Come to the first day of class to be placed on the course enrollment list. Further information will be given in class. Class will be held on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 in 101 Wheeler, with the first class being held on January 28.
Course Contact: FairyTaleVillains AT yahoogroups.com
Faculty Sponsor: Alan Tansman
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