Acquiring knowledge of basic critical terms, concepts and approaches necessary for research on fairy tales. Acquiring skills in collecting and analyzing material.
The last 5 decades have generated intense activity aorund fairy tales. This class covers some basic critical terms, concepts and approaches necessary to the study of fairytales in order to fully appreciate their dynamic intertextuality and intermedial potential. Rather than identifying a dominant methodology, this class aims to offer suggestions to promote approaches that can rethink the past and deal with new forms of production and reception. A selection of fairy tales and their adaptations from diverse cultures will be considered in class.
Jack Zipes ed. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition, Norton, 2001. Other texts to be introduced in class.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales 3 vols., 2008. Other reference books to be introduced in class.
Preliminary preparation. Active participation in class. The ability to engage in independent research.
class attendance/oral presentations/term paper
１．Reading list and research objectives ２．Anthropological approaches ３．Archetypes ４．Authenticity ５．Comparative method ６．Contamination ７．Diffusion theory ８．Ethnographic approaches ９．Feminism and Gender 10．Folklore 11．Historic-Geographic method 12．Hybridity 13．Intertextuality 14．Linguistic approaches 15．Memory
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