ENGL 200 B: Reading Literary Forms

Fairy Tales

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
DEN 209
Sarah Kathryn (Kate) Moore

Additional Details:

The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the practice and pleasure of critically reading literature. To do so, we will engage with contemporary re-tellings and re-imaginings of fairy tales in various genres including short story, music album, visual texts, and film.

Through the course of the quarter we will examine the enduring appeal of fairy tales and especially the irresistibility of telling and re-telling them to authors and artists of our own era. Course texts will include Philip Pullman’s new 'Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm', Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber', an anthology of contemporary re-interpretations of fairy tales, the rock-operaesque Decemberists album 'The Hazards of Love', and other interpretations of fairy tales in visual media such as visual art and film.

Philip Pullman, 'Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm'
Angela Carter, 'The Bloody Chamber'
Kate Bernheimer, ed. 'My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales'

Catalog Description: 
Covers techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature in its various forms: poetry, drama, prose fiction, and film. Examines such features of literary meanings as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
March 24, 2016 - 11:24am