Fall 2011

Fairy Tales

Listed in: German, as GERM-320

Faculty

Gertraud Gutzmann (Section 01)

Description

This course invites you to journey into the world of German fairy tales, sagas, and legends. Castles and humble huts, enchanted forests and crumbling ruins are the topographies of our critical inquiry into bewitching, at times haunting tales of power struggles, family conflicts, the rise from “rags to riches,” as well as cruel acts, punishments, and rewards. Our focus will be on folk and literary tales, chief among them the tales of the brothers Grimm. We will also examine other European traditions of storytelling and their continuing relevance as literary, cultural, and social documents for today. Conducted in German.

Requisite: GERM 210 or equivalent. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Gutzmann (Smith College).

Keywords

Writing attentive, Speaking attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2015