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125010 PS Proseminar Cultural and Media Studies (2014S)

Long Ago and Far Away? Feminist and (Post)modernist Rewritings of Fairy Tales

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 17.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 24.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 31.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 07.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 28.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 05.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 12.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 19.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 26.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 02.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 16.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 23.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 30.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In recent years, fairy tales have experienced a powerful revival in cinema, television, and popular culture. This course will interrogate this new interest in fairy tales as well as closely analyse the development of the fairy tale and its representation of male and female characters from the early 19th to the 21st centuries.

At the beginning of the course, students will receive a profound introduction to the gender theories that will be used in class. With the help of these theories, it will then be investigated if fairy tales represent a confirmation of patriarchal culture and its gender roles or if it is possible to detect a hidden (female) critique or even rebellion against patriarchy in some fairy tales.

In the second part of the course, we will concentrate on a number of feminist as well as (post)modernist rewritings of famous fairy tales. We will analyse in how far these new versions rework stereotypical male and female character representations and how the tale itself is adapted to meet the taste of its (post)modern audience.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, preparation of texts, active participation in class and discussions
Group presentation
Academic paper
Final written test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should
a) improve their ability to critically analyse and discuss literature and films
b) get an introduction to gender studies and learn how they can use feminist theories to analyse texts
c) learn how to devise and write an academic paper

Examination topics

Presentations
Class and group discussions
E-learning Moodle

Reading list

Books:
Carter, Angela. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories.

Films:
Mirror, Mirror. Screenplay by Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller. Dir. Tarsem Singh. Relativity Media. 2012.
Snow White and the Huntsman. Screenplay by Evan Daugherty. Dir. Rupert Sanders. Universal Pictures, 2012.
Tangled. Screenplay by Dan Fogelman. Dir. Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. Walt Disney Pictures, 2010.
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Screenplay by Ted Sears et al. Dir. David Hand, 1937.
Episode of a TV series (to be announced)

A number of fairy tales and theoretical texts will be made available to students at the beginning of the term (either in a Reader or via Moodle).

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612;
Code/Modul: BA09.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4040

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