Sunday, October 30, 2011

Week 10 – October 31 – November 3: Little Red Cap

Monday: Guest Speaker: Megan Hearron, Counseling Services: “Strategies for Adjusting to College Life”



Tuesday: Read: The Complete Fairy Tales, "Little Red Cap" (93-96)
Report 13: Kast, Verena, “Little Red Cap. Favorite and Dreaded Folktales from Childhood,” In: Folktales as Therapy, pp. 1-26 On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Evening Film: “Red Riding Hood” or “Hookwinked”

Thursday: Read: Bruno Bettelheim, "Little Red Riding Hood,” in: The Uses of Enchantment, pp. 166-183. On Blackboard under  Course Documents
Report 14: Alan Dundes: Interpreting Little Red Riding Hood Psychoanalytically. In Dundes, Alan. Little Red Riding Hood: A Casebook, pp. 192-236 On Reserve in Hoover Library.

Blog Entry 8: Find a cartoon on-line with “Little Red Riding Hood” as a theme and write a reflection on that cartoon. What kind of cartoon is that (political, social)? How do you like it? Etc. Add a copy of the cartoon, name of cartoonist and the source (URL). Blog is due by Sunday, November 6.

Week 9 – October 24–27: Beastly Bride(groom)


Monday: Guest Speaker: Christine Workman, Office of Student Engagement

Tuesday: The Complete Fairy Tales, “The Frog King,” pp. 2-5
Report 11: Maria Tatar, "Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales," In:
The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales, pp. 3-38, On Blackboard under Course Documents.
Evening Film: “The Princess and the Frog,” Disney 2010 (98 min)

Thursday: Discussion of Film and Tale
Report 12: Marina Warner, “Go! Be a Beast: Beauty and the Beast,” In: From the Beast to the Blonde. On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers, New York: The Noonday Press. 1994, pp. 298-318. On Blackboard under Course Documents.

Blog Entry 7: First read the story of “Cupid and Psyche” at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/cupid.html, then write a comparison of this old Greek tale with that of the Brothers Grimm. Add two pictures to your blog, one from “The Frog King” and one for “Cupid and Psyche.” Blog is due by Sunday, October 30.

Week 8 - October 17-20: Fall Break – Symbolism in Fairy Tales


Monday: No Class - Fall Break
Tuesday: No Class - Fall Break (German-American Day)
Thursday: Symbolism in Fairy Tales
Read: L├╝thi: Chapter 5: The Little Earth Cow, pp. 71-81

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blog Entry 6 - Due by Sunday, October 9 by 5 p.m.

Write a midterm reflection about your progress in the class. What have you accomplished in the class so far? Have you achieved your goals? How did you achieve them or not? What were the reasons for that? How much time did you spend studying and preparing for the class? What was the most/ least challenging part of the class? What parts of the class did you enjoy the most and why? Please explain, describe, be specific.  Blog is due by Sunday, October 9 by 5 p.m.