Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week 3 - September 10-14: Hänsel & Gretel – The Child as a Hero

Tuesday: Read:  The Complete Fairy Tales, "Hansel and Gretel," pp. 53-58 and
"The Juniper Tree," pp. 158-166
Lüthi: Chapter 4: The Uses of Fairy Tales, pp. 59-70

Wednesday: Guest Speaker:  Dr. Henry Reiff, Dean of Graduate Studies “Time Management
Evening Film: “Hansel and Gretel” with Cloris Leachman. MGM 1987

Thursday: The Meaning of Hansel and Gretel
Report 3: Jack Zipes "The Rationalization of Abandonment and Abuse in fairy Tales: The Case of Hansel & Gretel" On Blackboard under Course Document

 Report 4: Bruno Bettelheim "Hansel and Gretel," In The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 159-166. On Reserve in the Library.
Blog Entry 3: Compare the original Grimm tale with the MGM version. What is different in the film? What is similar? Why did the movie directors make these changes? Blog is due by Sunday, September 16.

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