Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Credit only granted for: GERM255 or GERM289G. Formerly: GERM289G. Additional information: Course is taught in English. A critical examination of how fairy tales and folklore pervade and influence diverse facets of Western culture, ranging from issues of politics and national identity, ethics and morality, violence and fear, education and pedagogy, to gender and sexuality in the establishment and regulation of social norms. Taking the German tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm as its focal point, the magical and often terrifying world of fairy tales within the German, European, and American cultural traditions from Romanticism to today will be explored.