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    Jul 16, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GER 340 - Beyond Bedtime Stories: Retelling the Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Course Units: 1
(Crossed with MLT 239   ) (Staff) This course Investigates the folk and fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in literature and film, as well as in their cultural, historical, social and ideological contexts. Specific focus is on the “retelling” and ”rewriting” of these tales – both by the Brothers Grimm from older French and Italian tales and by Walt Disney and modern Hollywood – in order to study the similarities and differences in narrative structures, themes, and layers of meaning, as well as the implications such retellings have on social and familial relationships, class structure, race relations, the phenomenon of nation building, the performance of gender and sexuality, orientalism and consumerism. Prerequisite(s): GER 201   or permission of the instructor if student seeking GER credit. CC: HUL, HUM



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